Chin Chih Yang
Medium: Multi-Disciplinary

Studio Location:
33-27 9 Street, LIC, NY 11106 - Studio# 01

Phone: 9175479651



Artist Bio:
Multidisciplinary artist Chin Chih Yang was born in Taiwan, and has resided for many years in New York City. He studied at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan (BFA, 1986) and graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a Master of Science in 1994. In a 2009 review Holland Cotter, writing for the New York Times, called one of his projects "a magical tunnel of love." That same year he received a grant from The New York Foundation for the Arts; and the following year he was awarded fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts as well as another grant from The New York Foundation for the Arts. Since then, Yang has been the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships, and residencies. This year Yang has been selected to NYFA Hall of Fame and Santa Fe Art Institute: Labor, 2020 Thematic Residency.

Artist Statement:
His work addresses society's efforts to protect itself, both physically and psychologically, against long-term catastrophe resulting from pollution, surveillance, isolation, quarantine, and religious/political/social intolerance. The modern world, as Yang conceives it, is a graduated mixture of anxiety and entrancement. 21st-century products can do wondrous things, but producers and consumers alike wantonly discard waste. He explores such short-sighted practices by combining found materials, video projections, performance, and his own body to make art that spotlights ways forward.

He likes to collaborate with other artists to create work which deals with the issues affecting individuals and, by extension, specific communities as well as society at large. Incorporating a touch of irony, his art helps us become better acquainted with the frightening side of human nature, signaling experimental and creative ways to view the planet and ourselves.

All images and text copyright Chin Chih Yang