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, Pasadena, CA, her MFA at Yale University, New Haven, CT, and is lecturer in Visual Arts at Princeton University, NJ. She has had solo exhibitions at venues including Goton, Paris, FR; 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, CH; and Mathew Gallery, Berlin, DE. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at galleries and institutions such as MoMA PS1, New York, NY; Swiss Institute, New York, NY; Honolulu Biennial 2019, HI; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ; Rob Tufnell, Cologne, DE; Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv, IL; Air de Paris, FR; Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Lisa Cooley, New York, NY; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY; MAB Society, Shanghai, CN; and Andrew Kreps, New York, NY. Yao is represented by Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA / Seoul, KR and 47 Canal, New York, NY.

VSF Exhibitions
Selected Press

Bradley, Paige Katherine. “This ‘90s Exhibition About Feminism and Abstraction Started It All,” GARAGE, September 2018

Wyma, Chloe, “Critic’s Pick: Amy Yao,” Artforum, October 1, 2017

Garcia, J. “New York – Amy Yao: “Weeds of Indifference” at 47 Canal Through October 8th, 2017,” Art Observed, October 2, 2018

Riefe, Jordan, “A Malibu Art Show Is Reclaiming the Beach for Everyone,” LA Weekly, July 18, 2017

Plocek, Keith, “Sea Sick in Paradise: An Art Show That Connects Surfers and Artists,” KCET, July 12 2017

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 16, 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