Cui Fei

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Tracing the Origin XVII, Bronze castings (unique), 96" x 72" x 28", 2012
Tracing the Origin XVII (detail),Bronze castings (unique), 96" x 72" x 28", 2012
Not Yet Titled, Installation, thorns, twine, dimensions variable, 2009
Not Yet Titled (detail), Installation, thorns, twine, dimensions variable, 2009
Manuscript of Nature VIII (detail), Thorns on panels, Triptych, 57" x 33" each panel, 2010
Artist's Statement

As a Chinese artist active in the United States, witnessing radical social changes in China and experiencing cultural differences in the United States, I find that my thinking has been permanently altered.  In response to a continually changing outside world, I seek the underlying essence of our lives, something that is real and permanent, which cannot be altered by social, political, cultural, or geographic conditions.  I see nature as consistent and ordered, thus providing a therapeutic agent for healing and harmony in an otherwise chaotic world. I utilize materials found in nature, such as tendrils, leaves and thorns composing a manuscript symbolizing the voiceless messages in nature that are waiting to be discovered and to be heard.


Cui Fei was born in Jinan, China. She received her MFA at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her BFA from the China Academy of Fine Arts.

Cui’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Museum of Arts and Design, Princeton University Art Museum, Queens Museum, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Bronx Museum of Arts, Kunstgewerbe Museum, Dresden, Germany, Jeju Museum of Art, Korea, among others. In 2010, she had her first solo museum show at the Warehouse Gallery at Syracuse University.

She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant, a NYFA Artist's Fellowship, and a fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park.  She was selected for the  Art Omi and Light Work Residencies;  and the AIM program at the Bronx Museum. Her work is included in the collections of Princeton University Art Museum and Light Work at Syracuse.     

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