Instructor Spotlight: Bing Hu

DSC_0245Prof. Hu is from the city of Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China. She graduated from the Shanghai Teachers college in 1983, just three years after Chairman Mao’s death and China’s Culture Revolution ended. In 1986 she came to the United States, where she received a merit scholarship at the Art Students League of New York and later obtained her MFA from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1995.



Teaching Philosophy:
I believe professional education is very important. Learning at a young age is necessary. Young people are like the morning sunlight; the future of whole world belongs to them. Our mission is to provide the best art education and to elevate study energy and power. This power will keep the lights shining for generations.

Flatiron Installation

On Precollege Students:
They are young and energetic. They are like sponges; they can easily absorb information.

Advice for young students:
If you really love art, just do it.  FIT pre-college program was designed to help and to elevate your professional foundation level. I like motivated and flexible students, who are here to learn. I love teaching and working with young kids.




2012            “Shattered Debris, Sheer Transformation” at Flatiron Prow Art Space curate by Cheryl McGinnis Project

2009             “Breaking Lines” Cheryl McGinnis Gallery. NYC

1998             “Scattered Petals, Fallen Leaves, Shards of Glass: The Work of Bing Hu”, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY

1996             “Open House Exhibition”, 111 Fourth Avenue, NY

1995             “Bing Hu Recent Works”. Chinese American Arts Council, Gallery 456, NY


2000            The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

1997             The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Inc.

1996             Commissioned to investigate sites in New York City and propose a temporary public art project by the Public Art Fund

1996             The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

1993-1995   Awards MFA Scholarship, SUNY Purchase

1989-1990   Merit Scholarship, Art Student League

1989             Nessa Cohen Memorial Foundation, New York

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In The Halls: Juliane


Student: Juliane (17) from Southold

Program: Saturday/Sunday live

Pre-College Courses: Observational Drawing
Basic Life Drawing

Describe your personal style: I personally have never drawn models. I use the medium of acrylic and oil above pencil. When i use pencil I draw portraits. Many pieces of work are often a typical theme in an edgy format.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? I usually go for coffee. When I don’t I like to try different cafes for pastries.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? My favorite part about FIT is how comfortable the surroundings are in such a competitive place. Many don’t realize in order to do your best, you have to feel your best.

Who or what inspires you? I think I inspire myself a lot. Seeing past work and seeing how far I’ve come is important, and keeps me going. It’s almost like I’m competing with myself.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? After I finish attending FIT for my AAS in Fine Arts. I would like to focus n advertising as well and eventually receive my BFA while studying abroad.


Congratulations Arielle!



Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
Fine Arts Portfolio
2D Animation Using Photoshop

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