Amy Yao

Amy Yao (b. 1977, Los Angeles, CA, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) received her BFA at Art Center College of Design, CA and her MFA at Yale University, CT, and currently teaches at Princeton University, NJ. She has had solo exhibitions at venues including Indipendenza, Rome, IT; 47 Canal, New York, NY; VI, VII, Oslo, NO; Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY; Edouard Montassut, Paris, FR; Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland; and Mathew Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Her work has also been shown in group exhibitions at galleries and institutions such as MoMA/ P.S.1, New York, NY; Swiss Institute, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ; Rob Tufnell, Cologne, Germany; Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv, IL; Air de Paris, Paris, FR; Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Lisa Cooley, New York, NY; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; MAB Society, Shanghai, CN; and Andrew Kreps, New York. She is currently represented by Various Small Fires in Los Angeles, CA and 47 Canal in New York, NY.

VSF Exhibitions
Selected Press

Shang, Danielle. “Amy Yao : Bay of Smokes.” LEAP April 2016

Kron, Cat, “Various Small Fires Amy Yao” Artforum, April, 2016.

“Esperanto at Rowing,” Art Viewer, March 16th, 2016.

Shaw, Michael, “Various Small Fires – Amy Yao,” Artillery, March 2nd, 2016.

“Amy Yao at Various Small Fires,” Contemporary Art Daily, February 23rd, 2016.

Griffin, Jonathan, “Amy Yao,” Frieze Magazine, February 13th, 2016.

Mizota, Sharon, “Amy Yao’s art of contamination: Not everything is as perfect as it seems,” LA Times, February 11th, 2016.

Horst, Aaron, “Amy Yao at Various Small Fires,” CARLA, February 3rd, 2016.

Clay, Jade, “Esperanto @ Rowing reviewed,“ aqnb, February 3rd, 2016.

Moffitt, Evan, “I, Meme, Mine” x`, January, 2016.

Hansen, Candace, “Maidens of the Moshpit: A Feminist History of Orange County Punk,” OC Weekly, September 16th 2015.

Micchelli, Thomas, “Failing Better: Erroneous Art at Lisa Cooley,” Hyperallergic, August 15th 2015.

“Artificial Complexion at Various Small Fires” Contemporary Art Daily, 2014
Wagley, Catherine, “Artificial Complexion at Various Small Fires” LA Weekly, 2014
Moffitt, Evan, “Artificial Complexion,” Paris, LA, November 22nd 2014
Martinez, Christina Catherine, Smashbox Studios, 2014
Wedell, Noura,“Fetish Eyeballs: Staring at our frailty with Amy Yao,”  Flash Art, 2014

McGarry, Kevin, “The L.A. Art Invasion,” T-Magazine, August 19th, 2014.

Smith, Roberta, “Looking Back – The Eighth White Columns Annual,” New York Times, February 13th, 2014.

Russets, Andrew, “Looking Back,” Observer, January 22nd2014.

Yao, Amy, “The Sean Way of Life,” Provence, 2013
Yao, Amy, Artforum, 2011
Yao, Amy, “Top Ten” Artforum, 2011

Wallin, Yasha, “Bold Lines- Amy Yao’s Masterpiece,” Interview Magazine, September 7th, 2011.

Cashdan, Marina, “Art on Your Sleeve – Amy Yao for JF and Son,” T-Magazine, September 8th, 2011.

Howe, Esther, “Maps and Mazes – PS1’s Greater New York Exhibition,” BRIC Contemporary Art, June 29th, 2010
Cotter, Holland, The New York Times, 2007

Hainley, Bruce, “Vluchtige Notities – Los Angeles,” Metropolis, December 2nd, 2007