Mimi Bai was born in Xi’an, China, and is based in Brooklyn, NY. Using the imagery of ghosts and the methodology of camouflage, Bai engages with ideas of labor, invisibility and hyper-visibility, and survival as both a lived reality and individualist fantasy.
She has presented work at Artists Space, A.I.R. Gallery, BRIC, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Bai has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, BRICworkspace, Sculpture Space, and the Santa Fe Art Institute. She was a SIP Fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop as well as a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow for Interdisciplinary Work and a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. Bai attended the Whitney Independent Study Program from 2017-2018 and is a graduate of Alfred University (MFA, Sculpture) and Wesleyan University (BA, Sociology).
Brooklyn, NY USA