Meeson Yang

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Press Release/Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am interested in exploring the convergence of science, technology and personal mythology into a thickly layered stratum of images and objects reflecting systems within the body, nature, and imagination. These immersive site-responsive installations act as otherworldly ecosystems integrated into urban architecture. They undulate between the real and fantastical, the micro and macro, the organic and synthetic.

Through the delicate combination of materials – plastic, fluid, light, and metal – biomorphic forms and otherworldly environments emerge and are encoded with the potential for growth, expansion, and regeneration.

The process, materials, and structures synthesize to create a collision of substances organic and mechanical, real and dream.

RESUME

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
2002       BFA, University of California Los Angeles

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 Ephemeral Phenomena, Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland *catalogue
2010 Accumulations, Launch, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Art HK, solo project, Wanchai, Hong Kong
2010 Art LA, solo project, Los Angeles, CA
2009  Refractions, Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009  Stratum, JK Gallery, Culver City, CA
2007  Propagation, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2006  Transitory, The Loft, San Pedro, CA
2006  Systems, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

PUBLIC ART & SPECIAL PROJECTS
2010  Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Biomedical Campus Public Art Project, Phoenix, AZ
2010  Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art, Tom Bradley International Airport, Los Angeles, CA
2009  Mobile Exhibits Public Art Installations, Arts Council for Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
2006  Sweater, Directed by Tim Hawkinson, Gallery 825, Los Angeles

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/ART FAIRS
2010 KIAF, Seoul, Korea
2010 ARCO, Madrid, Spain
2010  Room Mobile, See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Signs of the Forest, Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010 EKFA Winter Show, Eli Klein Fine Arts, New York, NY
2009  Scope Miami/ArtAsia, Miami, FL
2009  Let There Be Light, Phantom Galleries, Long Beach, CA
2009  GEM, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2009  MOD: Matters on Design, Los Angeles, CA
2008  Systems Theory, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2008  Scatter, SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA *three person show
2008  Tarfest, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Accessorize, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, Juror: Peggy Fogelman
2008  Asian New Media, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2007 All In, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2007 Go Native: Installed, Phantom Galleries, Pasadena, CA
2007 Intersection of Past and Present, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA *catalogue
2007 Contemplating Apocalypse, Brewery Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Biannual, Gallery 825 South Annex, Hermosa Beach, CA, Juror: Jeremy Strick, MOCA
2006  G.E.M, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005 6 Degrees, Walled City; San Pedro/Los Angeles, CA, curated by Marshall Astor
2005 L.A. Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Juror: James Elaine
2005  Index, El Camino Gallery Sculpture Garden, Torrance, CA
2004  Open Call, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
2004  Open Show, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA,  Juror: James Elaine
2004  Open Call L.A. 2004, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003  See Between the Lines, Bohemia, Los Angeles, CA
2003  Instructors Exhibition, Stewart Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
2002  Ofivina 02, New Song, Irvine, CA

REVIEWS
Korea Times, Meeson Pae Yang, Sookee Chung, June 11, 2010, A-23
Los Angeles Times, Critic’s Notebook: The L.A Art Show, Christopher Knight, January 22, 2010
944, Growing from Concrete, Janine Rayford, December 2009, 944.com
FlavorPill, Let There Be Light, Shana Nys Dambrot, December 5, 2009
The District, Twinkle Town, Vy Pham, December 16, 2009
DailyServing.com, Meeson Pae Yang, Seth Curcio, October 26, 2009
Flavorpill, More Flavor: Discussion, Meeson Pae Yang & Steven Burtch, Shana Nys Dambrot, March 2009
THEME Magazine, Interview with the Artist, March 2009, pg. 22-23
Larchmont Chronicle, Natural vs. the Artificial in Painted World in ‘Vermis,’ March 2009
THE Magazine, In the Studio, December 2008, pg. 26
Daily Breeze, 1 Exhibit is a real snore, the other is cyborg friendly, Jim Farber, February 2008, ENT-ART
Art & Living Magazine, Propagation, summer ’07, pg. 110
Artifacts, Alpay Awards, summer 2007, cover page
Los Angeles Times, Close-Knit ‘Sweater’ Teamwork, Holly Myers, July 14, 2006, Calendar E-20
Artifacts, Exhibitions, Fall 2003, p. 6-7

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2009    Visions from the New California Award & Residency, Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco, CA
2007    ARC Grant, The Durfee Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
2007    Beverly G. Alpay Award, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
2002    Hans G.  and Lordis W. Burkhardt Foundation Award, Los Angeles, CA

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