Ink Rhythms: An Ink Rubbing Adventure
with artist Cui Fei

Cui Fei was born in China and now lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Warehouse Gallery at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY; Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, NJ; Museum of Arts and Design in New York, NY; Museum of Chinese in America in New York, NY; Queens Museum in Queens, NY; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT; New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT; Jeju Museum of Art in Jeju, Korea; Rietberg Museum Zurich in Switzerland; Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne, Germany, among others.

She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Artist’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park, SIP fellowship from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Workspace Grant from The Center for Book Arts, and Excellence in Arts Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts. She was selected for the Art Omi International Artists Residency, Artist-in-Residence Program at Light Work, Emerge Program at Aljira & Creative Capital in Newark, and the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and YiShu—Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, among other publications.

Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Princeton University Art Museum, Light Work at Syracuse University, and Stony Brook University.

Dive into the ancient art of Chinese ink rubbing, a technique dating back thousands of years, with acclaimed artist Cui Fei. During the two-hour workshop, Cui Fei will share her wealth of experience and expertise garnered from prestigious institutions like the China Academy of Fine Arts and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Through hands-on practice and expert guidance, participants will explore the basic techniques of ink rubbing, using ink and delicate rice paper, and learn to meticulously reproduce intricate patterns and textures on rice paper of found objects.

Experience the joy of artistic expression as you immerse yourself in the physicality of ink rubbing, embrace the meditative and transformative qualities of this labor-intensive process, and cultivate a deeper appreciation for the objects that surround us.

This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.


This workshop is also supported in part by Queens Rising, a multi disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight the borough's culture and creative diversity.


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