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。

杨人倩对事物的二元对立非常感兴趣。她的作品关注对立属性的矛盾和统一,如束缚与自由,复杂与简单,具象和抽象,人造和自然,悲观和乐观。与此同时,她通过作品探讨人与自然、社会、及自我的关系。杨人倩一直积极地运用传统技法和实验材料进行跨界创作。在主要使用粘土进行创作的同时,她还探索了装置,雕塑,纤维,混合材料,绘画,多媒体,以及实用陶瓷等领域,挑战固有规则和传统,不断寻找陶瓷与其它材料的创新结合。

艺术家个人网站:www.renqianyang.com

 

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Renqian Yang

Born 1987, Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China
Lives and works in Canton, New York

 

EDUCATION

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

2017

Renqian Yang: Complementary Colors, Fou Gallery, New York, January 14–March 19, 2016.

2013

Renqian Yang: The Thread of Wanderers, 601 Tully, Syracuse, NY, May 3–August 29, 2013.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

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.

2014

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.

2013

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.

2012

Group exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center Galleries, Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, New York, July–August, 2012.

2009

Graduate Creative Design Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China, 2009.
Art & Design Expo Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China, 2009.

 

AWARDS

2016

Selected Finalists, Seeing RED Competition, Art Scene Today, January 2016.

2014

Gold Artist Award, Art Ascent Magazine, December 2014.
The Ginsburg-Klaus Art Grant, LA Practicum Week, Syracuse University, 2014.

2013

“Portfolio Berlin” Travel Grant, Syracuse University, 2013.
Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse University, 2013.
VPA Global Excellence Award, Syracuse University, 2013.

2011

Jerome Solomon Memorial Scholarship, Syracuse University, 2011.

 

杨人倩

1987,出生于湖南湘潭,工作和生活在纽约州坎顿

 

教育

2014 艺术硕士,美国雪城大学艺术设计学院陶瓷系
2009 艺术学士,四川美术学院设计艺术学院陶瓷专业

 

个展

2017

杨人倩:对比,否画廊,纽约,2016.1.14–3.19.

2013

杨人倩:漫游者之线,601 Tully 画廊,雪城,纽约州,2013.5.3–8.29.

 

群展

2016

万能的杯子-国家评审邀请展,甘迪画廊,费比乌斯,纽约州,2016.10.3–11.22.
珍稀泥土—全国陶瓷雕塑展,卡布里略画廊,阿普托斯,加州,2016.10.3–10.28.
中美青年艺术家展览,欢乐春节艺术中国汇,贾维茨会展中心,纽约,2016.2.6–2.10.

2014

艺术与设计系教师作品展,卡泽诺维亚学院,卡泽诺维亚,纽约州,2014.9.4–10.12.
2014陶艺会展,雪城陶瓷协会,凿石山艺术公园,卡泽诺维亚,纽约州,2014.8.16–8.17.
2014届研究生毕业作品展,雪城大学 SUART 画廊,纽约州,2014.4.3–5.11. 巡展至:Rogue 空间,纽约,2014. 5.22–5. 24.

2013

SUtura VPA 国际研究生作品展,XL 项目画廊,雪城,纽约州,2013.11.21–2014.1.15.
群展,随笔与观察画廊,柏林,德国,2013.6.
”同步混合”群展,XL 项目画廊,雪城,纽约州,2013.1.30–3.3.

2009

毕业设计展,四川美术学院,重庆,中国,2009.
艺术设计学校展览,四川美术学院,重庆,中国,2009.

奖项

2016

Art Scene Today杂志比赛入围

2014

金奖艺术家,ArtAscent Art & Literature艺术杂志
The Ginsburg-Klaus 荣誉奖学金 ,洛杉矶艺术周,雪城大学,美国纽约州

2013

“柏林作品集”旅行资助奖金,雪城大学,美国纽约州
创意奖学金,雪城大学,美国纽约州
全球艺术杰出奖,雪城大学设计学院,美国纽约州

2011

Jerome Solomon Memorial 奖学金,雪城大学,美国纽约州