Marvin Minto Fang

Taiwan 1955

Sculpture, Painting, Nature Art

Marvin Minto Fang
Marvin Minto Fang
March 2, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Marvin Minto Fang, born in 1955 in Taiwan, is a sculptor whose work is largely inspired by aspects of nature. He attended the Woodbury University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design in 1982. In 1983, he received his Masters in Arts in Environmental Design from the California State University. In 1987, he received a Masters in Fine Arts from the Otis Parson School of Art.

Fang uses plywood to recreate aspects of nature such as branches, plants, and trees. He says that “although the piece has a natural facade, it is based on a non-natural construct” and uses this idea in his art to challenge the inherent way people think about aspects of life and nature.

Fang began exhibiting in 1984. He has since held solo exhibitions at the Pekin Fine Arts in Beijing and has work included in a number of important public collections such as UBS Bank Art Collection, Los Angeles Country Museum, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014Horse RidersGallery 100, Taipei, Taiwangroup
2013Infinite LinesGallery 100, Taipei, Taiwansolo
2013Minto’s GardenTokyo Gallery, Beijing, Chinasolo
2012Between ReproductionsTriumph Art Space, Beijing, Chinagroup
2011Recombinant of ObjectsGallery 100, Taipei, Taiwansolo
2011Beyond The BoundaryGallery 100, Taipei, Taiwangroup
2009Minto FangGallery 100, Taipei, Taiwansolo
2009Bonsai2009inart space, Tainan, Taiwansolo
2009From One To InfinityGallery 100, Taipei, Taiwangroup
2008Sweeties : Celebrating 20 Years of IT ParkIT Park, Taipei, Taiwangroup
2008Golden PartyGallery 100, Taipei, Taiwangroup
2007Minto FangBeijing Door Art Gallery, China, Beijingsolo
200627th Yamaguchi Prefecture Cultural Sculpture FestivalJapan, Yamaguchigroup
2005Transferred Landscape, China Contemporary Installation and Sculpture ExhibitionFestival of China, Kennedy Center, Washington, USAgroup
2004RencounterKaichang Gallery, Beijing, Chinagroup
2002Dream StudioAnping Art Village, Tainan, Taiwangroup
2001The Gravity of the Immaterial - Opening Exhibition of Museum of Contemporary artMuseum of Contemporary art, Taipei, Taiwangroup
2001The Color of WindPenghu International Landscaping Art Festival, Taiwan, Penghugroup
2000Dots AgainLin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwansolo
1999Installation of Green-light DotsBamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwansolo
1999Red Castle Clay BiennialFrance group
1999Dining Outdoor, the Seventh Guilin Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture SymposiumGuilin, Chinagroup
1999Symbiosis of Human Beings and Environment, Cross Central Art Festival Display of Installation ArtTaoyuan Culture Center, Taiwangroup
1998Installation of Marvin Minto FangLin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwansolo
1998Minto FangGallery Leonardi V-Idea , Genova, Italysolo
1998Minto FangFondazione Katinca Prini, Genova, Italysolo
1998Hot Night Scene National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Taichunggroup
1998Outside-InsideTransamerica Pyramid, San Francisco,
1998The First Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and InstallationVenice Lido, Italygroup
1997Minto FangFrank Royed Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.solo
1997Interpretations of Clay: A Taiwanese PerspectiveCanadian Glass & Clay Museum, Canadagroup
1997Segmentation, Multiplication: Three Taiwanese Artists, Initiative under the auspices of the 47th Biennale di VeneziaVenice, Italygroup
1997The 2nd Los Angeles International BiennialCalifornia
1997Taiwan Contemporary Clay ExhibitionTaipei Art Gallery, News Culture Center, New York,
1995DialogueGarth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles California, U.S.A.solo
1995Otherness-DistanceStudio Aperto, Rome, Italygroup
1995Art TaiwanMuseum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australiagroup
1994Urban NatureDimension Endowment of Art, Taipei, Taiwangroup
1993Taiwan 90 New Concept GroupHanart TZ Gallery, Taipei, Taiwangroup
1993Santa Fe Gallery Group ShowNew Mexico, USAgroup
1992Taipei BiennialTaipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, Taipeigroup
1992International Interpretation of Clay, 1th exhibitionNational Museum of History, Taiwan, Taipeigroup
1991ApartmentTaipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, Taipeigroup
1991Selection from the Collection of Stephane JANSSEN & Michael JOHNSArizona State University Contemporary Arts Museum, USAgroup
1990Clay Terra-eleven artists Group ExhibitionTaipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, Taipeigroup
1988Minto FangPottery Lovers, Taipei, Taiwansolo
1983Minto FangCalifornia State University, Los Angeles, Californiasolo