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Please also visit Mighty’s website devoted to her children’ picture books and illustrations:

www.mightyxee.com

Mighty Xee is a picture book author-illustrator, author, fine artist, singer-songwriter and landscape designer. Born in New York City, she currently lives in Western Massachusetts on the banks of a kettle pond. She’s a member of the New Emgland Society for Children’s Book writers and Illustrators, the Writer’s Loft.

With a special interest in supporting children whose parents live apart, in 2003 she self-published a family reader/coloring book/musical CD read -along for children who live in blended or divorced families.


     

Xee’s editing a memoir, The Sea and the Rainbow: A cinematic tale, 1973 her daughter was four months old (and ‘fat enough’ to travel according to Dr Spock), so mother and child left New York, moved to a commune in Northern California and shortly after flew to Belgium with one hundred dollars and some pampers. Those funds obviously soon depleted, she heard one could make money singing in Paris, hitched there, borrowed a guitar and became a street singer while her daughter slept on her back. When Gendarmes put the kibosh on her entrapaneurship, they continued south to Barcelona, Ibiza and across the Mediterranean to Algeria, up and down the Moroccan coast up to the Sahara. After miles of beauty but too many dangerous episodes, they returned safely to America (to the everlasting relief of her baby’s Nana!)

EDUCATION

Cooper Union College of Art and Architecture, New York City, NY. (1969,1971)
Hunter College, New York City, NY. (1970)

CD's

1987 Fire on the Mountain
2005 The Silly Coloring Book of Divorce
2011 Real Time, Real Piano
2014 Birches Entwining
2018 Shelter's Grace

RECOGNITION

2009 – Puffin Foundation, grant for ‘Art for the People’
2006 – 4th World Water Forum, Artistic Component. Oaxaca, Mexico. Sponsored by the
            African United Nations and the Nation of Ethiopia.
2002 – Puffin Foundation. For work confronting some of the more provocative social
            and political issues of our times

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 – ''Men, Men, Men, and other Works'' The Art Upstairs Gallery, Phoenicia, N.Y.
2010 – Shandaken Arts Festival and Studio Tour, Chichester, New York
2009 – Shandaken Arts Festival and Studio Tour, Chichester, New York
2002 – Colony Gallery, Woodstock, NY.
1999 – "Paintings by Xee," Mother Earth Gallery, Albany NY.
1995 – The Gallery, Woodstock, NY.
1995 – Paint the Night Concert Series, Woodstock, NY.
1983 – Garden of Earthly Delights, Soho, NY. 
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 – 2010 numerous shows, The Art Upstairs, Phoenicia, N.Y.
2007 – 2010 numerous shows, Varga Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y.
2006 – “Worth of a Woman" V-Day’s Women's Art Exhibition, Artists Alliance, Orange County, N.Y.
2005 – "Women Artists of the Hudson Valley," Arts Alliance, Newburgh, N.Y.
2004 – "Women Artists of the Hudson Valley," Museum of the Hudson Highlands. Cornwall, N.Y.
2005 – Multiple Juried Shows, Woodstock Artists Assoc., Woodstock, N.Y.
2003 – "Environmental Visions." Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, N.Y.
2002 – Group Show, Colony Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y.
1999 – Women's Expo "30 Artists" Mid Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
1998 – "Dreamscapes" Deep Listening Gallery, Kingston, N.Y.
1997 – Land in the Sky Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y.
 

PRESS

2018- Sand Hill Press Poetry and Art Anthology

2006 - We' Moon Publications
1996 - Woodstock Gatherings: Apple Bites and Ashes

OTHER

2018 - https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2018/11/24/illustrator-saturday-mighty-xee/