Mina Tang Kan was born in Shanghai, China and graduated from Vassar College and after working in New York City art galleries, received a Master of Arts in Printmaking from CSULB, in Long Beach, California, where she served on the faculty.of that college and later at El Camino College, Golden West College and at the Palos Verdes Art Center. She is a Past President of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and former Gallery Director of the Huachuca Art Association. Her art work, which includes oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, woodcuts, etchings, photo-etchings, silk screens, and monoprints, has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hawaii, Korea and Arizona, and included in many private and corporate art collections. She has resided in Arizona since 1995 and in 1999 was honored as Artist of the Year in Sierra Vista. Currently she is also the director of the Tang Gallery, 32 Main Street, in Bisbee, Arizona.
I am continually exploring the ephemeral nature of movement, integrating
performance concepts into my visual art. The art I create is imbued
with a sense of movement - lines, form and color travel through space
trailing an invisible wake behind. My work is often not fixed in place,
which creates a John Cage quality of possibilities. Chance and change
are possible. Work can often be configured in different ways - picked up
and moved as though it were a performance that was evolving for a