James Ting
Photographer


It’s my strong belief there are compelling relationships between visual, geometric forms and human spiritual emotions. It may seem odd to some, but my visual instinct is to see the world in geometric forms, where daily images such as buildings, roads, tree lines, and mountains are distilled into triangles, cubes, semi-circles, converging planes, and other lines and shapes. In my work, the goal is to capture ordinary,“unassuming” scenes, and transform these scenes into absorbing images via the endless relationships I see being played out among the myriad shapes, lines, planes, and very importantly, space or void. In not so many words, "To place form before subject" or“Beyond subject”, where geometric forms assume a dominant role and recognizable subjects become subordinate in relevance and, in some cases, utterly irrelevant.


Biography

Photography Awards and Juried Exhibitions:
  • Winner,"Best of Show", National Juried Photography Contest, Somerset Art Association,Johnson Gallery, Somerset, New Jersey , 2006
  • Winner,"Award of Merit", 12th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, New Jersey Photography Forum, New Jersey, 2006
  • American society of Media Photographers - New Jersey Juried Fine Art Show, 2006
  • 11th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, New Jersey Photography Forum, Watchung and Mountainside, New Jersey,2005

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
  • “Mundane Reinterpreted – Surreal Landscape”, Taipei Culture Center, New York City, 2007
  • “Generation Gap?”, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, New Jersey, 2007
  • “Convergence I”, “Convergence II”, “Convergence III”, three separate events with Images projected and synchronized with live classical piano music, performed by Beatrice Long, New York City Tenafly, New Jersey, and Livingston, New Jersey,2005, 2006, 2007
  • “Intersections”, Watchung Arts Center,Watchung , New Jersey , 2005
  • “Emotion Within”, GalleryPrint Gallery, Saint Paul , Minnesota , 2005
  • “Rhythm and Convergence”, Chase Auditorium, Madison , New Jersey , 2004
  • “Beauty is Everywhere”, Gallery at Millburn Library, Millburn , New Jersey, 2000
  • Gallery at First and Trinity, South Orange , New Jersey , 2000 and 2004

Selected Group Exhibitions:
  • Computer History Museum,Mountain View, CA, 2007
  • San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA,2007
  • EExhibition, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, California, 2006
  • UniqueVision Group Show, Watchung Arts Center , New Jersey , 2006, 2007
  • “Signature Work”, Gallery Print Gallery, Saint Paul , Minnesota ,2006
  • Winner, "Best of Show", National Juried Photography Contest, Somerset Art Association, Johnson Gallery, Somerset , New Jersey , 2006
  • Winner,"Award of Merit", 12th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, New Jersey Photography Forum, New Jersey, 2006
  • Classic Design Gallery, Maplewood, New Jersey,2004, 2005

Representation:
  • Gallery Print Gallery, www.GalleryPrint.com, Saint Paul , Minnesota, 2005 - Present
  • Classic Design Gallery, Maplewood , New Jersey, 2004-Present

In the News:
  • Star-Ledger News, New Jersey, 2005, 2006, 2007; featured artist in Spot Light
  • World Journal, New York and New Jersey, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Item, Millburn , New Jersey , 2004, 2006
  • Independent Press, New Jersey , 2006, 2007

Collections:
  • MillburnArts Society, Millburn , New Jersey
  • Classic Design Gallery, Maplewood , New Jersey
  • Private collectors in United States, China , Taiwan , and France

EMAIL: jamestingphotography@gmail.com