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 Canton, New York as an artist and Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Lawrence University. Yang’s work has continued to exhibit in the U.S.A. and China. Her recent exhibitions include: The Almighty Cup: A National Juried and Invitational Exhibition, Gandee Gallery, Syracuse (2016); Rare Earth: National Ceramics Exhibition, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, California (2016). In January 2017, she has her first solo exhibition in New York at Fou Gallery.
Yang is interested in the concept of binaries. Her work addresses the unity and the contradiction of dichotomies: restriction and freedom; pessimism and optimism; complexity and simplicity; representation and abstraction; the man-made world and the natural world. At the same time, her work explores how an individual is related to nature, society, and oneself. Yang combines both traditional and nontraditional methods in her practices. While focusing on ceramics, her work also extends to installation, sculpture, drawing, painting, video and functional ware.
Artist’s website: www.renqianyang.com
杨人倩（b. 1987, 中国湖南湘潭）
杨人倩 2009年在四川美术学院陶瓷专业毕业后，赴美就读于雪城大学（Syracuse University）艺术设计学院陶瓷系 ，并在2014年取得艺术硕士。毕业后，杨曾先后任教于雪城大学，卡泽诺维亚学院（Cazenovia College）, 和圣劳伦斯大学（St. Lawrence University ）。目前，她工作和创作于纽约州坎顿，并在圣劳伦斯大学艺术与艺术史系教授陶瓷和素描。她的作品曾在美国、中国等地展出。近期展览包括：万能的杯子－国家评审邀请展（甘迪画廊，费比乌斯，纽约州，2016），珍稀泥土—全国陶瓷雕塑展（卡布里略画廊，阿普托斯，加州，2016）。2017年1月她在纽约否画廊举办个展对比。
Born 1987, Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China
Lives and works in Canton, New York
2014 M.F.A. Syracuse University, School of Art & Design, Ceramics, Syracuse, NY
2008 B.F.A. Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, School of Art & Design, Ceramics, Chongqing, China
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION
Renqian Yang: Complementary Colors, Fou Gallery, New York, January 14–March 19, 2016.
Renqian Yang: The Thread of Wanderers, 601 Tully, Syracuse, NY, May 3–August 29, 2013.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Almighty Cup: A National Juried and Invitational Exhibition, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, Syracuse, NY, October 3–November 22, 2016.
Rare Earth: National Ceramics Exhibition, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA, October 3– 28, 2016.
Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Sino-American Young Artists Exhibition, Fantastic Art China: International Creative Festival, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York, February 6–10, 2016.
Exhibition by Faculty from the Division of Art and Design, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, September 4–October 12, 2014.
Pottery Fair 2014, The Syracuse Ceramic Guild, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, August 16–17, 2014.
THE WAY OUT: MFA 2014, SUArt Galleries, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, April 3–May 11, 2014. Traveled to: Rogue Space, New York, May 22–24, 2014.
SUtura VPA International Graduate Student Exhibition, XL Projects Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY, November 21, 2013–January 15, 2014.
Group Exhibition, Essays and Observations Gallery, Berlin, June 2013.
Synchronized Melange, XL Projects Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY, January 30–March 3, 2014.
Group exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center Galleries, Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, New York, July–August, 2012.
Graduate Creative Design Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China, 2009.
Art & Design Expo Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China, 2009.