Good Morning, China!（早上好，中国！）
Yang Mai’s work focuses on the possible functions that clothing can have in sculpture and how to articulate these possibilities in the language of gallery installations. By removing commercial seriousness from the industrial and introducing playful or exaggerated features, his work hopes to encourage and celebrate our rebellious human nature and establish alternative symbolizations of the present reality.
About the Artist:
Yang Mai is an artist born and raised in Guangzhou, China, and currently based in New York City. Mai holds a Master’s degree from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. He was featured in solo exhibitions titled Good Morning, China!（早上好，中国！） at CUE Art Foundation, New York, 2020; and Made in China at Chashama Non-Profit Art Organization, New York, 2017; His work has been presented at New York Fashion Week in 2018 and 2019. His work has also shown internationally, such as Aqua Art Miami Fair; The 2016 Design Show in Chicago; and a two-person exhibition at Sage Studio in Chicago. His work has been included in The New York Times, Artnet, WWD, Vogue, and more.
About the Curator:
Shihui Zhou was born and raised in China, where she attended Tsinghua University in Beijing for her BA in art and design. Moving to the United States for graduate study, Zhou worked closely under American visual artist Nick Cave at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Zhou is also an alumnus of Textile Arts Center Artist Residency and ChaShaMa ChaNorth Residency program. Shihui’s works have been not only shown in the US and overseas, as well featured in The New York Times and other well-known art publications. So far she has been practicing as both a visual artist and curator. She has curated many exhibitions in New York. At the beginning of the year 2020, Zhou founded an artist-run gallery LATITUDE Gallery New York committed to ensuring opportunities for young Asian artists and curators. Zhou is now working and living in Brooklyn, NY, USA.