Bios and Acknowledgements

Ying and Franklin

Ying Li and Franklin Einspruch

Franklin Einspruch
Born in Dallas, TX, 1968.

Franklin Einspruch is an artist, writer and curator whose creative practice includes both traditional and digital media. Einspruch received an MFA in painting from the University of Miami and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Einspruch is the author of over a hundred published essays and art reviews which have appeared in publications such as Art in America and the New Criterion. He has run the site since 2003.

His artwork has appeared in fifteen solo exhibitions and over two dozen group exhibitions. His comics have been featured in Top Shelf 2.0 and Inbound and appear on his comics site, The Moon Fell On Me. Einspruch’s work can be found in the collection of the Florida Department of State and various private collections. He has completed residencies at Stock20 (Taiwan), The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts (Greece), the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, and the Morris Graves Foundation.

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Ying Li
Born in Beijing, China, 1951.
Emigrated to the United States in 1983.

Ying Li is currently a Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College. She received an MFA from Parsons School of Design, NY and graduated from Anhui Teachers University in China. Her work has been featured in numerous one person and group exhibitions both in the United States and abroad and is included in many public and private collections.

Li’s accolades include the Henry Ward Ranger Fund Purchase Award, the Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize for painting and Certificate of Merit, the Valparaiso Foundation Fellowship, the Kahn-Mason Foundation Grant, two Vermont Studio Center fellowships, and two Heliker-LaHotan Foundation Fellowships. She was an Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College in spring 2012.

Li’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America, The New York Sun, New York Press, Art, Abstract Art on Line, Cover, Morbihan France, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications. She is represented by Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York.

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Franklin Einspruch would like to thank the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities at Haverford College for this opportunity, notably Matthew Callinan, James Weissinger, and Aubree Penney. Thanks also to Ying Li for her excellent work and generous spirit. Thanks to Jeremiah Misfeldt and the Equivocal crew. Thanks finally to Haverford College’s Business, Central Receiving, Communications, Dining Services, Housekeeping, and Purchasing departments as well as the entire staff of the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery.

Ying Li would like to thank Haverford College and the John B. Hurford ‘60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and its staff- especially Matthew Callinan and James Weissinger for their support of No Middle Way. Special thanks to Franklin Einspruch for his curatorial work including his colorful and insightful essay. Thank you to Lisa Boughter for her assistance in documenting the work for the catalogue. And great thanks to the Artist-in-Residence program at Dartmouth College for their warmest support, and to St. Mary’s College, Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, Valparaiso Foundation, Tilting Recreation and Cultural Society, and the Fogo Island, Newfoundland artist residency program.