Cherney Michael

1969 New York USA

Introduction

A thirty-year resident of Beijing, Michael Cherney(Qiu Mai) has travelled throughout China, seeking sites with historical relevance to his black and white photographic works. A deep appreciation for ink painting tradition is reflected in compositions resembling Chinese landscapes, printed on rice paper and often mounted in traditional fan or album leaf formats. Cherney's were the first photographic works to enter the Asian Art collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a testimony to his role in cross-cultural artistic globalization.


BIOGRAPHY 
1969 Born in New York, USA
Studied Chinese language and history, the State University of New York, Binghamton, USA
1990 Graduate language study, Beijing Language Institute, Beijing, China
Started to live in Beijing, China
Present Lives and works in Beijing, China

 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006   

  • Reframing, 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing, China
  • The Calligraphy of Michael Cherney, Rong Bao Zhai, Beijing, China

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020   

2019   

  • In Ink: Current Trends of Ink Art, Nanhai Art, San Francisco, USA

2018-19   

  • Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

2018   

  • All Under Heaven: Landscapes of China by Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, University of California in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
  • Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, California, USA
  • Beyond Ink, China Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • From the Canglang Pavilion, Suzhou Jinjihu Art Gallery, China
  • From 2 Arises 3: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong

2017   

  • Pursuits in Ink: The Inaugural Wuhan Ink Biennale, Wuhan, China
  • A Literati Dialogue Through Lens and Brush: The Collaborative Landscapes of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, Nanhai Art, San Francisco, USA
  • In the Realm of Trees, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA
  • Different Paths: Explorations in Ink, Sotheby’s S.2 Gallery, New York, USA
  • Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, USA

2016   

  • Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA
  • Berkeley Eye: Perspectives from the Collection, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA
  • Archives of Contemporary Ink, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China
  • Rhythms of Abstraction: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, Ka­lamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA
  • The Literati Within, Sotheby’s S.2 Gallery, New York, USA

2015   

  • Landscape Duets: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA

2014   

  • The Art of the Chinese Album, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • Among Stone and Mist: Chinese Landscape Photography by Michael Cherney, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA 
  • From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
  • Shadow Lands: China through the Lens of Michael Cherney, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont, USA

2009   

  • Outside In: Chinese + American + Contemporary + Art, Princeton University Art Mu­seum, New Jersey, USA
  • Inaugural “Meet the Artist, Contemporary Asian Art at the Met” , Event and Unveiling of the Wen C. Fong Asian Art Study Room, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

2008   

  • Reason’s Clue, Lin & Keng Gallery, Beijing; Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • Dislocating the Center: Contemporary Chinese Art Beyond National Borders, Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, USA

2007   

  • Journeys: Mapping the Earth and Mind in Chinese Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • Reboot: 3rd Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China

2005   

  • The Act of Writing/Non-writing: International Exhibition of Modern Calligraphy, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
  • China-Korea Joint Calligraphy Exhibition, Harbin, China

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, USA
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, USA
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont, USA
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA
Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA
Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California San Diego, San Diego, USA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA
Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, USA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, USA
Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong