Fong Chung-Ray (1933)

Fong Chung-Ray

Born in China in the province of Henan, he became a Marine lieutenant at a young age. Political turmoil in his home country caused him to emigrate to Taiwan in 1949. In Taipei, he studied art, and in 1958 he founded the "Four Seas Artists Association" in collaboration with Hu Chi Chong. In 1961, at the invitation of Liu Guosong, he became a member of the "Fifth Moon" group and participated in many exhibitions. During the same period, following Liu Guosong’s advice, he gave up oil painting to return to the traditional Chinese techniques of brush and ink on paper. Fong Chung-Ray invented a brush made out of fibers taken from the trunks of palm trees, which gave a rawer aspect to his tints of colors. In 1971, he received the Rockefeller Foundation prize that enabled him to travel to Europe and to the United States. He immigrated to San Francisco in 1975.

Solo exhibitions

2008 Modern Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2004 Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States
1992 Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States
1990 Carmel Art Modern Gallery, Carmel, California, United States
1987 Landell Gallery, Carmel, California, United States
1984
1986
M. M. Shinno Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States
1975 Bank of America Headquarters Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States
1974 National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
1973 Marianne Schreiber Gallery, Munich, Germany
1972 San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, California, United States
Downtown Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaï, United States
Lee Nordness Gallery, New York, United States
1968 Magic Touch Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1967 Hai-Tien Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1965 National Taiwan Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Public Collections

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
National Taiwan Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
De Young Museum, San Francisco, United States
Denver Museum, Denver, Colorado, United States
Museum of Fine Art of San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California, United States
Baltimore Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Kaohsiung Art Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Arthur M Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Guangdong Art Museum, Gongzhou, China