There is something strange about walking around and being human. We use mouthy movements, to eat, to sing, to kill each other, and to get to the moon. Chairs are shaped like butts. There are billions and billions of butt-shaped objects across the globe.
Yifan Jiang (b. 1994, Tianjin, China) is a Canadian artist currently based in New York City. Jiang received her Master of Fine Arts at Columbia University (2021) and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver.
A project-based artist, Jiang uses elements of painting, animation, sculpture, and performance. Taking an irreverent approach to epistemology, she explores the grey intersection of the scientific, the psychological, and the magical. Jiang works by honing in on quotidian moments and combining them seemingly unrelated elements from multiple cultures and disciplines. Her recent exhibitions include The Practice of Everyday Life at Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, In Response - We Fight To Build A Free World At The Jewish Museum, New York City, Art on the Grid, New York Public Art Fund, NYC; M.I.O.K at Leroy Neiman Gallery, NYC; Commiserate Chicago at Media Art Festival, Chicago.
In 2022, exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Christian Andersen, Copenhagen, a two-person exhibition with James J.A. Mercer at the Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM and a group exhibition at the Today Art Museum, Beijing, China. Jiang has been awarded at the Core Residency Program at the The Museum of Fine Arts Houston for 2022-23.