MING Studios is an international contemporary art center and residency program.
Our Mission is to exhibit, explore and experience contemporary arts and culture.
We provide exhibition space and resources for featured international artists, whom we support through our Artist In Residency Program and encourage to create new work that is influenced by their experience and collaborations at MING Studios.
We also serve our community by hosting innovative programs including workshops and cultural activities, performances, screenings, readings and artist talks .
Jason Morales: Executive Director
Jason travels the world to see art. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from U.C.L.A. and a Masters of Business Administration from Boise State University. Jason founded MING Studios to bring international artist residents to Idaho and introduce new opportunities for regional artists.
Kristen Cooper: AIR Program Director
Kristen is a conceptual artist whose work has been exhibited internationally (China, Finland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Germany, Mexico). She has traveled extensively; collaborating with artists and co-curating exhibitions. Kristen received a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and a M.F.A. from the Dutch Art Institute, in the Netherlands. She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. email@example.com
Diana Forgione: Program Coordinator
Diana Forgione is the co-founder, host, and organizer of the Death Rattle Writers Festival, a freelance writer and poet, and a judge and workshop instructor for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She has an MFA in creative writing, is a member of the Writers Guild of America and performs her poetry at literary events across Idaho. Diana has served as MING Studios’ Copyright since 2016.
Susan Williams: Development Assistant
Susan is a visual artist who has exhibited locally and in regional publications. She has a BA in Studio Art with a psychoanalysis minor from Colorado College. She is a member of the Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance and a participant in Boise's 2017 Public Art Academy.