YANG CHEN

Multimedia Artist
P: (401)339-9087   E: ychen07@alumni.risd.edu   L: Providence, RI, US

EDUCATION

MFA 2015-2017: Ceramics art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA 

BFA 2010-2014: Ceramics Art and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 

RESIDENCIES

2018

California State University, Long  Beach, Summer residency program

Clayarch Gimhae Museum AIR

2017

MASS MoCA's residency program

Hambidge art Center Residency
STARworks Clay Studio

AWARDS

2018      Clayarch Gimhae Museum AIR 

              “Xinjiyi” Craft Exhibition “the most                    popular artwork award

2017     TOP 100 artists Award, Circle Foun    dation for the Arts. Lyon, France

2016     RISD Graduate Fellowship

2015     RISD Graduate Fellowship
2014     Top 20 artists award for the Twelfth Chinese National Exhibition. 

The First Jiangsu cultural and creative design competition, 2014, ceramic art design award.

COLLECTIONS

2017      Starworks Ceramics Studio

2014      Tsinghua University Art Museum

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018

FAR & WIDE National exhibition, Woodstock Artist Association & Museum. June 16- July 15, 2018, NY, US

Puro Color exhibition at La Bodega gallery, Brooklyn, NY, May 5th - June 4th, 2018

Special American Swedish Institute (ASI) Summer Show, May 26 – June 24, 2018, MN

Fantastic Art China 2018: Chinese-America Young Artists Exhibition, CAFA, Feb 15th- Feb 19th, 2018. The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

31st annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

23rd Arts in Harmony 2018 Annual International Show, Main Show: Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN February 15 – March 16, 2018. Traveling Show, Maple Grove Art Center , MN March 30 – May 6, 2018.

Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies Juried Exhibition, January 20, to March 24, 2018,at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, MI, US.
The third “Xinjiyi” International Craft Juried Exhibition, January 15-Feb 15, 2018, Xujiahui gallery, Shanghai, China
2017
Starworks Annual gathering exhibition, Star, 25th October, 2017 NC, US
State of The Art/The Art of The State Cameron Art Museum, NC, US
Tsinghua university alumni art exhibition, Headquarters of the United Nations, New 

York, NY, US Tsinghua university alumni art exhibition, Artosino Gallery, New York, NY, US
RISD Graduate student Thesis Exhibition, Convention Center, RI, US 

“Mutual Encounters” Gelman gallery,RISD Museum, Providence, RI, US 

“FLUX”, Rhode Island School of Design Ceramics Triennial, Providence, RI, US

2016

Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Ceramics Art, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“ Vitrify ” ——Rhode Island School of Design 2016 Ceramics Biennial, Providence, RI, US Twelfth National Exhibition and globe traveling exhibition, Xian, Beijing, Nanjing, China 

2015
Jiangsu Design and Art Competition, Nanjing, China

2014

Twelfth Chinese National art Exhibition. the National Museum of China

Tsinghua 2014 Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
ZIJIN Award The First Jiangsu Cultural Creative Design Competition, Nantong, China

Jingdezhen Shangxiabei Ceramic exhibition, Jingdezhen, China

WORK EXPERIENCE

Feb. 2018-now, Ceramics instructor, Art Smart Program, MA, US

July. 2017- Oct. 2017, Starworks Ceramics Studio, Star, NC

Feb. 2017-Jun. 2017, Graduate Teaching Assistantship for ‘Ceramics design’, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA
Jan. 2017-Feb. 2017,  Taught “Surface and Form: Discovering the ceramic surface” by using slip casting, winter session, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA
Sep. 2016-Dec. 2017, Graduate Teaching Assistantship for ‘Object as an idea in clay’, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA
Jan. 2016-Feb. 2016  Taught’ Surface and Form ’class in the winter session, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA 

March. 2015-June.  2016,  Graduate Teaching Assistantship for ‘Figure modeling’, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA
Mar. 2015-July. 2015 Teaching Ceramic Pottery Class in Guangminghui Art School 

MEMBERSHIPS

National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

Circle Foundation for the Arts. Lyon, France

PUBLICATIONS

2017      November/December Pinehurst Living

2014      China Ceramics Artist
2014      Chinese Ceramics Artist Research 

ACTIVITIES

2018      Volunteer for National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

2015      Alliance of Artists Communities 25th Annual Conference

              RISD BOWL-O-Rama, Providence, RI, USA 2014 Tsinghua Art Sale, Beijing, China 

2013    Tsinghua Art Sale, Beijing, China
            Jingdezhen Ceramic project, China 2012 Ceramic Travel in Japan
2012      Wood firing project in Guangdong, China 2011 Yixing teapot Project, China 

SKILLS

Computer software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Pure Data, Premiere, Arduino, After Effects, Indesign, learning program quickly and can use it for studio practice. 

3D: Slip casting, ceramics hand building skills, coiling skills, wheel throwing, mold making, rubber making,, glaze making, slip and clay making, sculpting, concrete casting, kiln firing(electric kilns, gas kiln, raku kiln, wood kiln firing) glazing, wax casting, jewelry making, welding, performance, installation, 3D printing. 

2D: Drawing: Utilize sketching and detailed drawings to work out sculptural and installation ideas; oil painting, watercolor painting, Chinese painting, silk screen printing, decal printing, overglaze painting, underglaze painting, Photography: Extensive work with 35mm and digital cameras, printing black and white film and working with digital images using Photoshop.