Join us on for an artist talk with Renqian Yang, our July/August studio artist-in-residence. PLEASE NOTE this Applebarn Talk is on a Saturday instead of Friday.
RENQIAN YANG (b.1987, Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China)
Renqian Yang obtained her B.F.A. in Ceramics from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing in 2009 and her M.F.A. in Ceramics from Syracuse University in 2014. Currently, she lives and works in Oswego, New York as an artist and Assistant Professor at SUNY Oswego. Yang’s work has continued to exhibit in the U.S.A. and China.
Yang is interested in the concept of binaries, and her work addresses the unity and the contradiction of dichotomies. For example, restriction and freedom; pessimism and optimism; complexity and simplicity; representation and abstraction; the man-made world and the natural world are some ideas she has been inquired into. At the same time, her work explores how an individual is related to nature, society, and oneself. While focusing on developing her technique in ceramics, her practices also extend to installation, sculpture, drawing, painting, video and functional ware.
Artist’s website: www.renqianyang.com
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