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Frank WANG Yefeng is an interdisciplinary artist who works critically across media including Experimental 3D animation, virtual reality, 3D printing and installation. His practice is often presented through his intervention in exhibition spaces with his video installation using poetic and peculiar visual language between real and fantasy. 

 

Yefeng was born in 1984, in Shanghai, China. He received his MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. In 2013 he began teaching and building the Digital Media Art program at Rhode Island College as an Associate Professor. He is currently based in Providence, RI, and actively pursues his artistic career in both East and West. Yefeng has extensive experience exhibiting in venues internationally, which include Herald Square(NY, NY), Govenors Island Art Fair (NY,NY), HEREarts Center (NY, NY), Knowdown Art Center (Brooklyn, NY), SUNY Wallace Gallery(Long Island, NY), El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe (NM), Co-prosperity Sphere Culture Center (Chicago, IL), Festspielhaus Hellerau (Dresden, Germany), Art Museum of Nanjing university of the Arts (Nanjing, China), Hong Kong Art projects Gallery (Hong Kong), Between Art Lab (Shanghai & Beijing, China), Chi K11 Art Museum (Shanghai, China), etc. He was also a residency artist and juried panel member in NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, NY.

Exhibitions (Selected)

2020

  • Solo Exhibition of Frank WANG Yefeng, Chazan Gallery at Wheeler, Providence, RI, USA (Up-coming)

2019

  • Bric Biennial, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • New & Improved, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ, USA

  • Travels Through the Unreal (Screening), Outpost Artist Resources, Queens, NY, USA

  • The Temperature: Something Utopian, The Neon Heater Gallery, Findlay, OH, USA

  • Ocean (with Slime Engine), MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

2018

  • International Festival Les Instants Video, Marseilles, France, Nov-Dec., 2018)

  • Cynetart 2018, Festspielhaus Hellerau and Pylon-Lab, Dresden, Germany, Oct., 2018)

  • Permeable Boundaries, Plexus Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Liminality, The Border Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Off The Wall, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA 

  • Immortal City, Tianjin Binhai Museum, Tianjin, China

  • Dyspepsia - Mattia Casalegno x Frank Wang Yefeng, Arete Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • dream-space.net, online, New York, USA

2017

  • Real-Fake 2.0, Connecticut College, Connecticut, USA 

  • Real-Fake 2.0, Chazan Familly Gallery, Rhode Island College

  • Forever Fornever, Wrong Biannual, Rhode Island College, USA and online

  • Body Farm, Paradise Palace Gallery, Brooklyn, USA 

  • Two persons show of Wang Yefeng/Shamus Clisset, SUNY Wallace Gallery, Long Island, USA

  • [‘Penthaus], Between Art Lab, Beijing, China

2016

  • Shenzhen MAF Media Art Festival, Shen Zhen, CHina

  • Real-Fake.2.0, Bronx Art Space, NY, USA 

  • Threshold Frequency, Art Museum of Nanjing university of the Arts, Nanjing, China

  • Art in the City, Chi K11 Museum, Shanghai, China

  • Governors Island Art Fair, NY, USA

  • Concept, CICA Museum, South Korea

  • Do you wanna play with me?, Between Art Lab, Shanghai, China

  • The Drifting Stages, Arthub Asia Artists Screening Program, Shanghai, China

  • Meanwhile 01: Wang Yefeng, Newhive, USA

2015

  • Solo exhibition of Yefeng Wang, New Games, V Art Center, Shanghai, China

  • Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong

  • Yami-ichi NYC, Knockdown Art Center, NY, USA

  • Solo exhibition of Yefeng Wang, Artmora Gallery, NY, USA

  • NARS foundation annual benefit & silent auction, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Myth and Mutations, Reverse Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2014

  • Chiaroscuro, The Research House For Asian Art, Chicago, IL, USA

  • Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

  • NARS foundation annual benefit & silent auction, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • A Fake-Real World, Media City, Xi An, China

  • Solo Exhibition of Yefeng Wang, Art Projects Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

2009-2013  

  • Art Sanya, Hainan Province, China

  • Constellations, NARS foundation, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Transmutation, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Post-Photographies, 99 Art Space of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

  • There is A Body on Screen!, Museum of Luxun Academy of Art, Shenyang, China

  • Artwork 6 Faculty Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

  • Solo exhibition: Yefeng Wang: Impersonal, HEREArts Center, New York, USA

  • ArtExpo Miami, Miami, USA

  • InVisible, Co-prosperity Sphere Culture Center, Chicago, USA

  • Currents 2012, Santa Fe International New Media Festival,

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, USA

  • 100 Years, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, USA

  • Mischief, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA

  • Time and Space, R&D Gallery, Chicago, USA

  • Asian Artists Art Festival, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

  • Videos on the Front, Interstate Projects, New York, USA

  • Hypercapitalism-East Meets West, Herald Square, New York, USA

  • Sexier, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, USA

  • Communicative Commonality, Boomerang space, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

  • Displacement, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, USA

  • Passive Wave, LG space, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

  • Channel, Channel, Channel, Channel, Channel, Channel, Channel, Channel, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, USA

  • Effervescent Condition, Gallery X at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

  • Power of Copying, Xuzhou Museum of Art, Xuzhou, China

  • Adhocity, Op Shop, Hyde Park, IL, USA

  • 33 Gallery Annual Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, USA

  • Around the Coyote, Chicago, USA

 

Artists Residency

2019 Untitled residency, Shanghai, China (up-coming, October - December, 2019)

2015 Artmora artist residency program, New York, NY

2013 New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

 

Honor/Awards/Grants

2016 Rhode Island College Faculty Research Grant, through Rhode Island Faculty Research Committee

2014 Rhode Island College Faculty Research Grant, through Rhode Island Faculty Research Committee

2012 “CAAP” Grant, through the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

2011 The Leadership Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2010 World Less Traveled Grant, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2009 Enrichment Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2008 The Best Mixed Media Prize, Spring Show, San Francisco

 

 

Publications/Lectures (Selected)

2018    Artist Curated Cinema, Paradise Palace Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

Take Magazine, Artist to Watch: Hottest Talent in 2018, USA

2017    Artist Lecture, Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA

Transnational Hub Panel Discussion and Artist Lecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Artist interview, Digital America Issue #9, online

Artist Lecture, Independent Curators International, New York, USA

2016    [Soft] Magzine Artist Interview, interviewed by Chen Zhou

Newhive: Meanwhile01 – Wang Yefeng, interviewed by Chris Romero, online

Artfcity: From Nipple Fountains to Holographic Keith Haring, online

Screening and Artist Interview, Arthub Asia, online

Artist Interview, AMNUA: Threshold Frequency, Art Museum of Nanjing University of Arts, online 

2015 Cover Story on RICArt Magazine, Providence, RI, USA

Ephemera-art, interview by Brain Chidester, New York, New York

2013 Artist Lecture and Panel Discussion, Convergence Symposium, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island

There is a Body on Screen: Reflections on Humanity in Contemporary Computer Aided Art, Lecture at Fines Arts College of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China 

There is a Body on Screen: Reflections on Humanity in Contemporary Computer Aided Art, Lecture at Luxun Academy of Art, Shenyang, China 

2012 Radio Interview: Speaking of the Arts, Santa Fe Radio Cafe Broadcasting, Santa Fe, NM, USA, Interview by Mary-Charlotte

Exhibition Catalog: Currents 2012, Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Parallel Studios, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Exhibition Preview: InVisible, F News Magazine, Chicago, USA interview by Sunglim Han

X Zine magazine, issue 5, X Zine Publication, USA

2011 Exhibition Catalog: Asian Artists Art Festival, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

Brown Bag Lecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,

Chicago, USA

2010 

Effervescent Condition, Art 21 Blog: How do we Experience Art, by Allison Glenn

Exhibition Catalog: Power of Copying, Xuzhou Museum of Art, Xuzhou, China

Dorkbot Lecture, Enemy Sound, Chicago, USA

A Figure, Pengcheng Evening News, China

2009 The Eroded 10x10’, TimeOut Magazine, Chicago, USA

Report of the Public project Dai Anlan, Wen Hui Daily, China

Report of the Scan Exhibition and the images of Sculpture, Xinmin Evening News, China

Exhibition catalog: The First China Modern Academic Handicraft Exhibition, Beijing, China

 

Academic Experience (Selected)

2018-current

  • Art Department, Rhode Island College, Associate Professor, Digital Media Curriculum, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2013-2017

  • Art Department, Rhode Island College, Assistant Professor, Digital Media Curriculum, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2013 - present

  • Chazan Family Gallery, Committee member, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

  • Bannister Gallery, Committee member, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2011-2013

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Instructor, Art and technology Studies & Department of Film, Video New Media and Animation, Chicago, Illinois 

 

Educations

2011 Master of Fine Arts, Art and Technology Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Fine Arts College of Shanghai University