Lot 505 - Emily B Yang - Resting Longevity
Lot 505 - Emily B Yang - Resting Longevity
Lot 505 - Emily B Yang - Resting Longevity

Lot 505 - Emily B Yang - Resting Longevity

Block Print on Paper

2022

A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

About  

 

Emily B. Yang explores the fragmented story of Asian American identity through intergenerational engagement. The story of her own lineage follows four generations of people that have migrated from country to country, preserving and crafting their own unique cultural heritage and meaning. As a block print artist, she employs a traditional medium for a contemporary context and looks back towards the past to reconcile with a disorienting present, before exploring ways to move forward with intention. 

 

Education  

 

Master in Design Engineering, Harvard University Graduate School of Design 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards  

 

New York Public Library, Children’s Summer Program (New York, NY) 2022  

Poster House, First Friday (New York, NY) 2022  

Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition (London, UK) 2022  

Yale School of Architecture Gallery “Beyond Asian Silence” (New Haven, CT) 2021 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

The Asian diaspora has adapted traditional Chinese porcelain pattern motifs over time to form their own visual languages. This image is a playful and meditative take on the traditional Chinese longevity print, a reflection on the interconnected nature of both longevity and rest. 

 

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