November 11 - December 19
Opening Reception | Friday, November 13, 5-7pm
About the Artist
Ni Rong was born in Beijing China in 1957. She moved to the United States in 1985. Since 2006, she has taken numerous photography courses at the Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Photographic Workshop, and the Palm Beach Photographic Center. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the School of Nutrition at Tufts University; a MA from Central Michigan University, and BS from Beijing Normal University.
I was born in Beijing, and grew up in a Qing Dynasty courtyard. For the past 30 years, which is nearly half of my life, I have lived in the United States. My series “In America, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter” is an ongoing personal project started in 2012. Its purpose was to investigate Asian-American identity through self-portraiture. The project started as result of years of search for an emotional home and a sense of belonging. It has taken me on a rich and spiritual journey, which allowed me to grow as a person as well as an artist. Through the project I felt a deep sense of appreciation for the hometown where I grew up, and for the new home where I feel roots beneath my feet.