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 State University of New York at Oswego. 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奥斯威戈,并在纽约州立大学奥斯威戈分校教授陶瓷和素描。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