Jean Yang is a interdisciplinary artist interested in writing, assemblage, and installation.
She received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Drawing and Painting and an MFA in Studio Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD.
Jean explores ideas of meaning and hierarchy through formal concerns of painting, design and proximity of made objects in an installation space. Collected visual and written fragments are often used as a material in her works. The relationships between image and text are tested through acts of dismantling and reassembling to alter perceived weights, texture and shape so that words can be viewed as objects and objects as words. The juxtapositions of these fragments explore extended metaphors and extensions.