Meeson Pae Yang was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1979, and moved to Southern California at a young age. Her exploration of art began in her early twenties while struggling with the death of her younger brother to cancer. When words... [more]
Meeson Pae Yang was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1979, and moved to Southern California at a young age. Her exploration of art began in her early twenties while struggling with the death of her younger brother to cancer. When words no longer sufficed to express the insurmountable well of emotions from the loss and pain, she turned to visual language and imagery. Yang began to sense a deep yearning to find clarity, and thus began her first attempts at painting and sculpting. This raw energy tapped into an undiscovered passion for art.
In 2002, Yang received her B.F.A from UCLA with a concentration in New Genres. After completing her education at UCLA, she studied Sculpture and Digital Design/Video at El Camino College in Torrance, California, where she now resides. Her special projects include working with Tim Hawkinson on a collaborative installation at Gallery 825, and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs LAX World Airports Art Exhibition Program for Terminal One & Three. Yang’s solo exhibitions have been shown at Lawrence Asher (Los Angeles, CA), JK Gallery (Culver City, CA), Gallery 825 (Los Angeles, CA), SCA Gallery (Pomona, CA), Angels Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro, CA), and The Loft (San Pedro, CA). Her work is in the permanent collections of Ace Gallery in Los Angeles, Dallas World Trade Center, as well as private collections. Yang’s work has also exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum, Brewery Projects, Phantom Galleries, Japanese American National Museum’s Center of Democracy, and LA Artcore. Yang is also a member of the Los Angeles Art Association and a recipient of the Durfee Foundation’s Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant, the Hans G. and Lordis W. Burkhardt Foundation Award and the Beverly Alpay Award. Yang has been featured in THE Magazine (Los Angeles), Art and Living Magazine (Los Angeles), Theme Magazine (New York), the Daily Breeze, and the Los Angeles Times.
Yang’s experience has spawned a fascination with the functions and cycles within the body and its relation to a larger whole. The cellular universe is a point of departure from which many other layers of information, technology, and imagination inform the work.