The work explores the convergence of science, technology and mythology into a thickly layered stratum of images and objects reflecting systems within nature. Intersections and parallels in systems become unfolding metaphors and imagery to dissect and explore. Much of the work begins by extracting simple elements and then expanding, repeating, and extending these components into transmuted conglomerations.
The process of the work involves a methodical collecting of artifacts, images, and sounds to synthesize and compress into expansive visual fields. Working in a variety of media from painting, video, sculpture and installation, each medium is a tool to process natural phenomena from the microscopic to the macroscopic.
Meeson Pae Yang was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her B.F.A in 2002 from the University of California Los Angeles and an M.FA from the California State University of Long Beach in 2014. Yang’s solo exhibitions and projects have been shown internationally and nationally at Galerie Kashya Hildebrand (Zurich, Switzerland), ArtHK (Hong Kong, China), ARCO (Madrid, Spain), Contemporary Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey), Peter Millard & Partners (London, UK), Artertain (Seoul, South Korea), LAUNCHLA (Los Angeles, CA), and Angels Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro, US). Her group exhibitions include FuXin Gallery (Shanghai & Miami), Galerie Agentur 162 (Essen, Germany), Eli Klein Fine Art (New York, NY), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA), and Harvard University’s Carpenter Center (Cambridge, MA).
Yang’s works have also been exhibited at the Exploratorium Museum (San Francisco, CA), the Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA), and the Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, CA). Yang is a recipient of the James Irvine Foundation’s California New Visions Award, the Durfee Foundation’s ARC award, the Hans G. and Lordis W. Burkhardt Foundation Award, AHL Foundation Award, and the Beverly Alpay Award. Her work is in the permanent collections of Ace Gallery (Los Angeles), Dallas World Trade Center, as well as many private collections. Yang’s public art projects include Le Meridien Hotel (Zhengzhou, China), Royal Caribbean International Ltd (Papenburg, Germany), Phoenix Biomedical University Campus (Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture), M&D Properties (Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission), LAX International Airport (Department of Cultural Affairs), Ontario Airport (Department of Cultural Affairs), and Mobile Exhibits (Arts Council for Long Beach. Yang has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art Ltd Magazine, Vice:The Creators Project, Theme Magazine, New Scientist, the Korea Times, and the Los Angeles Times.