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RIMI YANG

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Rimi Yang was born in Osaka, Japan in 1962. Improvisational and instinctual, Yang’s paintings are intuitive balancing acts of color, texture, and technique brought forth from a self-professed chaotic emotional duality. Her work reflects a subtle blending of her Korean but Japanese-raised roots with life lived largely on the West Coast. This is seen through a juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary compositions infused with cultural imagery. Whether figurative or abstract, she builds up and tears down surfaces to search for reason. This produces vibrant and colorful explorations rich with iconic imagery spanning Eastern and Western art history. In 1986 Yang studied at Bowling Green University where she won First Place in Prints and Marietta Kirschner Wigg Print awards. In 1991 she migrated west to Los Angeles were she studied at California State University, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and Otis College of Art and Design followed by a summer in Florence, Italy at the Florence Academy of Art. In 2007 she spent time in residency at Pouch Cover Foundation in Canada. She has exhibited across the United States, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Europe. Yang’s paintings mix the complexity of abstract and collage techniques with a prominent central figure.

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All of Rimi Yang’s works are original, one-of-a kind paintings. Small works start at $2,700, mid-size paintings sell between $5,000 - 8,000 and large works sell up into the $20,000s.

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BIOGRAPHY

Rimi Yang is an ethnic Korean who was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. In 1986 she moved to the Ohio where she studied at Bowling Green University and then in 1991 to Los Angeles where she studied at California State University and the Los Angeles Academy of Figu­rative Art, the Otis College of Art and Design and spent a summer in Florence, Italy, studying at the Florence Academy of Art. She has lived and worked near the ocean in Santa Monica since 1991.

Yang is known for her intense enthusiasm for vibrant color which is manifested in both her figurative and her abstract paintings. After many years in the field of books she has come later to art, making up for that tardiness with her passion for her solitary studio practice.

Celebrating the chaotic emotional duality that exists in life in her art, she revels in the confusion mankind creates in its attempt to order the un-orderable and to explain the unexplainable. Adhering to Joseph Campbell’s dictum that the best things in life are those you cannot ex­plain her paintings are intuitive, instinctive, balancing acts of contrasts.

Building up and tearing down of surfaces and images searching for reason where none exists, for that imaginary perfect world of equilib­rium on each canvas. Creating a new language with each work, using each as a stepping stone to the next she is dedicated to making each painting better than her last. That Yang’s work is universal in spirit yet personally intimate is evident upon viewing the non-deconstructed whole.

Intensely curious about both Eastern and Western art history, Yang reveals new meaning by deconstructing iconic images of each cul­ture, borrowing images from masterpieces; flower paintings by Fantin Latour, Japanese woodblock of Geisha by Eizan, portraits of madams by Ingres. At the same time, Yang tries to cultivate new methods of paintings by mixing up different techniques from various painting styles, escorting viewers down the path to Rimi’s unique and mysteri­ous wonderland.

Yang has exhibited in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Oho in the United States. British Columbia and Newfoundland in Canada and more recently her work has been exhibited in Europe.

 

Education

2004

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

2003

The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy (Summer)

1991

California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

1987

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

Selected Exhibitions

2015

Solo Show, Couture Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Two Person Show, Russell Collection , Austin, TX

2014

Solo Show, Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

 

“Isogaba Marare” Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

 

Two Person Show, Sol Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

 

“Year of the Horse” Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

“Cosmic Dance” Joanne Artman Gallery, Languana Beach, CA

 

Solo Show, Blue Rain Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

2013

Two Person Show, Tew Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

Sol Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

 

Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Two Person Show, Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012

 Two Person Show, Stricoff Fine Art, NY

 

Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Sol Art, Dublin, Ireland

 

Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA

 

Fabien Castanier Gallery, Studio City, CA

 

Christian Hohmann Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2011

Russell Collection, Austin, Texas

 

Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

 

Sol Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

 

Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

 

Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA

 

Jean De Merry ‘Grand Couture,” Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

 

Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

 

“Yin and Yang’ Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009

“Pointing at the Moon” Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

 

Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

 

Cella Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

 

B&K Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

 

Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2007

Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

 

Lowe gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005

Art Amo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs

2015

AAF Hong Kong; Singapore; London, England, UK

 

LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Art/Antiques, Dublin, Ireland

 

AAF London, England, UK; Milan, Italy

2013

LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

 

Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

 

“Silent Partner” IH Gallery, NY

 

LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

 

AAF, Battersea, London, England, UK

2012

“Femme” Russell Collection Fine Art, Austin, TX

 

“Angelenos” Fellini Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2011

Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

 

“Amarcord” Fellini Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

San Francisco Art Fair, CA

 

B&K Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

AAF NYC, NY; London, England, UK

 

Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

 

“Figure and Field”, David Jones

 

Contemporary Art, Venice, CA

 

"Naked" Group show at Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Art Hampton, Brigehampton, NY

 

Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

 

“Self Portrait Invitation” Group Show at July Nester Gallery, Salt Lake City, AZ

 

AAF Bristol, UK; London, England, UK

 

The Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

 

LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

 

Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 

Art Fair RDS, Dublin, Ireland

 

AAF Amsterdam, Holland; Bristol & London, England, UK

 

Fellini Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

The Asian Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

 

Art in Review, Cella Gally, North Hollywood, CA

 

Moura Starr, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

Glasgow Art Fair, Scotland, UK

 

Art London, London, England, UK

 

Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

 

Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Holland

 

Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 

‘"Curious and Curiouser" Galleri Rebecca Kormind, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

 

Richmond Hill Gallery, Surrey, England, UK

 

James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, NL

 

Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

 

Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

 

Art Miami, Miami, FL

 

VISIONI DELL’UMANITÀ, Roma, Italy

 

Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2006

Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

 

Affordable Art Fair New York, NY

 

Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2005

Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

 

Toronto International Art Fair, Toronot, Canada

 

Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

 

Art Amo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Solaris Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

 

Studio18LA, West Hollywood, CA

 

Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

 

Wet Paint at Studio 3 Art & Design Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997

‘Aztlan and Beyond’, The Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

1988

37th Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

1987

36TH Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

Awards

2007

Residency At Pouch Cover Foundation, Canada, July/August

 

Marietta Kirschner Wigg Print Award, 36th

1988

Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Bowling

 

Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

First Place in Prints, 36th Annual Undergraduate Art

 

Exhibit, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

Selected Reviews and Publications

2008

Traditional Homes, April

2007

Thompson, Holly, “Radio Day,” Kyoto Journal, No. 68

2006

Chowdhury, Manosh, "Crow Home", Kyoto Journal, Metropolitan Home

 

Cozy, David, “Donald Richie, Modernist - Tokyo Nights,” Kyoto Journal

 

Tong, Su, “How the Ceremony Ends,” Kyoto Journal

2005

McCarthy, Ralph F., “Rue & Me,” Kyoto Journal

2002

McCarthy, Ralph F., “Rue & Me,” Kyoto Journal, Fall

2001

Hiroyuki, Itsuki, “The Sunset-Colored Simca,” Kyoto Journal, Winter

1987

Anon, Mid American Review (cover illustration) VIII, No. 1, Fall