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Retrospective Exhibition
SomArts Gallery
San Francisco, 1999

Quantum Bingo
by Lydia Matthews

View of Exhibition

Bernice Bing Memorial
San Francisco Art Institute, 1998

Clarity: Bernice Bing
by Moira Roth

Asian American Women Artists Association
San Francisco, 1998

> Artist's Statement
AAWAA catalogue
by Bernice Bing

Women's Caucus for Art
1996 Honor Award to Bernice Bing

Award Presentation
by Flo Oy Wong

Bernice Bing: an essay
by Flo Oy Wong

Selected Bibiliography

One-Person Exhibition
SOMAR Gallery
San Francisco
September 12 -
October 12, 1991

Exhibition Catalog
Edited by Moira Roth & Diane Tani

Preface by Moira Roth & Diane Tani

Introduction
by Valerie Soe

Interview with Artist

A Narrative Chronology
1936 - 1991

Completing the Circle
Southern Exposure
Gallery
San Francisco, 1990

Artist's Statement, 1990
by Bernice Bing

The Painting in the
Rafters: Refiguring
Abstract Expressionist
Bernice Bing
by Jennifer Banta, 2009

ARTIST'S STATEMENT
By Bernice Bing
Reprinted from the Asian American Women's Artists Association Catalogue

When I was an art student, I came to the realization that a brush felt more comfortable and familiar in my hand thatn a pencil. Dexterity with a brush led me to the fine arts-painting.

At that time I knew almost nothing about Eastern art or thought. I was totally naive about my own cultural heritage. I was living and reacting to parallel worlds--one, the rational, conscious world of the West; the other, the intuitive, unconscious world of the East. This duality caused me to explore the differences and sameness in art forms.

Existentialism was the first influence that persuaded me toward the abstract expressionist school of painting. The philosophical bases of existentialism--one's responsibility for making one's own nature as well as personal freedom, independent decision making, and the importance of commitment--were to me the attitude of the abstract way of painting.

1998

Asian American Women Artists Association
San Francisco, 1998
Artist's Statement
by Bernice Bing