JU Ming 朱銘
Taiwanese 1938
Ju Ming was born in Miaoli, Taiwan. He developed his unique artistic style through various apprenticeships with mentors including master sculptor Yuyu Yang (1926-1997), who advised Ju to take up Taichi. Studying this martial art subsequently inspired Ju’s distinctive Taichi series. Ju’s other sculptural series include the ‘Nativist’ and ‘Living World’ series. Following his 1976 exhibition at the Natural Museum of History in Taipei, Ju received a number of accolades including one of ten prestigious Outstanding Young Persons from Taiwan awards and an Arts Award from the Chinese Cultural and Arts Association. The Juming Museum, where much of his work is housed, was established in Chin-shan, Taipei County in 1999, under Ju’s direction. He continues to work in Taiwan and became the second Taiwanese artist to receive the Fukuoka Art and Culture Award in 2007. Juming Museum, Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan, 1976 Tokyo Central Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 1977 Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 1980 “Living World Series - Painted Wood sculptures” Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, USA, 1981 “Taichi Sculptures” Southbank Centre, London, United Kingdom, 1991 “Taichi Sculptures” Place Vendôme, Paris, France, 1997 “Taichi Sculptures” Berlin, Germany, 2003
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JU Ming 朱銘