The Alumni Gallery presents a selection of oil paintings by recent PAFA alumna Bodu Yang.
A native of China, Yang completed her MFA from PAFA in 2012. In 2011, Yang was the recipient of the Justine Cretella Memorial Scholarship. In 2012, she won the Fellowship Trust Prize for her outstanding presentation in PAFA’s Annual Student Exhibition.
Yang's work was featured in the inaugural exhibition at the Wanwan Lei Projects Gallery in New York. There, Yang's work was described as "depart[ing] from the 'art scene' mentality that renders contemporary art both exciting and problematic, and transports viewers to an isolated environment where viewing an artwork is a private activity in an entirely public space."
Of her work, Yang says: “I am a painter and I use appropriation for my main subject…My appropriation works expose how I understand art—not just for what it is, but through how it is transformed by different media. I revisit these moments and through my process rediscover the value of the relationship between artworks and exhibition places.”