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Ming Ying (b.1995) is known for her vivid and abstract paintings of groups and individuals within domestic and public settings. As a London-based artist who was born in China, Ming reflects on the feelings of alienation experienced by different races, cultures, and distinct social classes who find themselves distanced from new surroundings.

Ming’s dream-like paintings blur the line between figuration and abstraction, creating a world that is parallel to, yet far from, reality. With her distorted brushstrokes and heavy impasto oil paint, Ming creates romantic and psychedelic scenes that imply a vision of desire. The anonymity of her subjects' indistinct faces contrast with their theatrical dress and lively environments to represent the complex tension between feelings of enjoyment and detachment throughout society.


2016-2018:BA Fine Art Painting at University of the Arts London

2018-2020: Royal College of Art

Solo Show


2022: Attention Grabbing, Another Place Gallery, New York

2022: Society II-IV, JD Malat Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibition

2022:   “Late Night Enterprise”, Perrotin Gallery, New York

2022:   “Escape”, Another Gallery, LA

2022:    CAN art fair, Cob Gallery, Ibiza

2021:    021 Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai

2021:    021 Beijing Art Fair, Beijing

2021:    “Thesmophoria”, soho Revue, London

2020:    “Refirecting”, Tree Art Musuem, Beijing

2020:    “London Grads Show”, Saatchi Gallery, London

2020:    “50/50”, Fold Gallery, London

2019:    “Edge Effect”, Katonah Museum of Art, New York

2019:    “9th Wirral Society of Arts Open Call Exhibition”, Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead

2019:    “Signature Art Prize shortlist show”, Trinity Art Gallery, London

2018:    “Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize”, Ashurst Gallery, London

2018:    “Lynn Painter-Stainer exhibition”, Mall Gallery, London

2017:    “2017 Khojaly Peace Prize”, House of Parliament, London

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