Ming Ju Learn about MING JU (B. 1938), Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art artist,their past and upcoming works offered at auction at Christie's

Born in Miaoli, Taiwan, Ju studied sculpture with Lee Chin-chuan from 1953 to 1957. He proceeded to learn modern sculpture under the Taiwanese sculptor YuYu Yang from 1968 to 1976.  Ju had his first solo exhibition in 1976 at the National Museum of History in Taipei, which established him as a prominent figure of the Nativist movement of the 1970s. The following year, Ju held his first overseas solo exhibition at the Tokyo Central Museum of Fine Arts and the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan. It was during this period that Ju began to develop his famous Taichi series from the previous Nativist series. Ju developed the Living World series during the 1980s. In 1991 Ju had a solo exhibition at the South Bank Art Center in London, the first solo exhibition of a Chinese artist to be held at the institution. In 1995, Ju was honored with a retrospective exhibition of his works when the Hakone Open-air Museum celebrated its 25th anniversary. In 1997, his works were exhibited in the Place Vendôme, Paris. After over a decade of planning, the Ju Ming Museum was opened to the public in 1999.  Ju has been invited to hold exhibitions in many major museums and institutions throughout Europe and Asia. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Fu Jen Catholic University. Recent solo exhibitions include a large-scale show featuring over 60 works at the Singapore Art Museum in 2004, Ju Ming - Taichi Sculptures, China National Art Musuem (2006), The Living World Series - Ju Ming's Painted Wood Sculptures, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2006), Ju Ming’s Sculptures at Time Square, Hong Kong (2006), and solo exhibition at Mount Royal Park, Montreal, Canada (2006-2008).

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