Xiang Yang (Chinese, b.1967) was born and raised in China and moved to The United States in 1998. He has exhibited installations and performance art at many venues including Museum of Art and Design (New York), Painted Bride Art Center (Philadelphia), Art Alliance (Philadelphia), Luminary Art Center (Saint Louis), and National Art Museum of China (Beijing). His large-scale work, Harmony Tower, was commissioned for Future Pavilion, EXPO 2010, Shanghai.
Evidence of Existence
Xiang Yang is best known for his installations/sculptural constructed by using embroidery threads. The work synthesizes the traditions of China: philosophy and religious thought; art and craft, with a new range of material, form, and critical thought encountered in contemporary Western art practice. Working at the intersection of two worlds gives Xiang an insider/outsider status in both, providing him with a deeper understanding of the unity of seeming opposites. In matters personal and global, it is the relationship of opposing ideas and states of being that Xiang Yang explores in his art practice.
Xiang was chosen as the most obsessive artist of 2007 in Philadelphia City Paper “Choice Award 07”. And his work is in the permanent collection of National Art Museum of China.
Xiang is currently living and working between New York and Beijing.