Painter

Seeing herself as a person who paints, Yang approaches painting as a verb—an action—and tries to answer the question: ‘What is painting (to me)?’ By looking closely at the process of making, she thinks about ways to pick up the things that are ‘around’ or ‘beside’, and used to be seen as ‘behind the scene’ of painting.

In her recent practice, her focus shifted back to the basics of painting, and surface becomes the utmost important element. By painting on canvas that has only been primed with rabbit skin glue, she aims to create a looking experience that can only be fully comprehend by witnessing the works in person. Through repetitive use of simple gesture and subtle palette, incorporate with the texture of the canvas and the shiny crystalize glue, she creates the marks that slowly covered the canvas surface  in its purest form. The marks challenge the contemporary trend of quick and virtual ways to look, often remaining invisible and only emerging when the viewer allows themselves their time with the paintings.






b. Taipei, Tainwan, based in London

2019-2023  Royal College of Art, MA Painting
2018-2022 Taipei National University of the Arts, MFA Fine Arts
2014-2018 Taipei National University of the Arts, BFA Fine Arts



Solo Exhibition |
2022  "(a long) way to go", Carp Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2018  “Nice to meet you, meow.”, Anonymous Studio, Taichung, Taiwan
2017  “▢”, South North Gallery, TNUA, Taipei, Taiwan

Group Exhibition |
2024  “Pacing the void”, Alma Pearl, London, United Kingdom
2023  “RCA 2023”, Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
           “Positions, Part 2”, Alma Pearl, London, United Kingdom
            “Paris, Texas”, Soka Art, Beijing, China
2022  “Taiwan Royal Academy (TRA) Winter Exhibition”, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
             “Nanying Award”, Xinying Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan
2021  “The Enclave”, The Asparagus Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
           “KARANOTAMAGO” , Underground Museum, TNUA, Taipei, Taiwan 
2020  “Works on Paper 2”, Blue shop Cottage, London, United Kingdom (online)
           “Thought I’d moved on only to stay awake in tears.”, Sunnyart Museum, Hsinchu, Taiwan
           “WIP SHOW”, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
2018  “Wen-Gu-Zhi-Shin-Hao-Yu-Mi-Lu”, Hu-Shui-Yi-Fang Fisherman Wharf Art Space & Tamsui              
             Cultural Park, Taipei, Taiwan
           “The Fleeting Castle”, Underground Museum, TNUA, Taipei, Taiwan
           “Youth Party” Graduation Festival Select Show, New Taipei City Hall, New Taipei City, Taiwan



Awards |
2022          Nanying Award, Honorable Mention Awards

Publications |
2022          Art of Choice Interview
                     https://www.artofchoice.co/nai-jen-yang-evokes-a-sense-of-magic-and-serenity/





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