Overview

Catalina Ouyang (b. 1993, Chicago) currently lives and works in New York City. Their work spans across the mediums of sculpture, video, installations, and mixed media, often exploring themes of storytelling, the nature of narrative, and the limitations of language. Rather than engaging with language directly, Ouyang engages with the visualization, rhythm, and texture of language, which adds a unique dimensionality to their work. Ouyang’s works have an intentional, overt violence and sexuality to them, often containing phallic wooden spears or birth-like imagery made out of found objects.

Ouyang is the 2021 Artist in Residence at MASS MoCA. Recent solo exhibitions include Real Art Ways, Hartford, US; Knockdown Center, Queens, US; Make Room, Los Angeles, US; and Rubber Factory, New York, US. Ouyang’s work has been included in group exhibitions at the Sculpture Center, Queens, US (curated by Katherine Simóne Reynolds); Nicodim, Los Angeles, US; François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, US (curated by Kelly Akashi); BRIC, Brooklyn, US; Helena Anrather, New York, US; Asia Art Center, Taipei; and many more. Ouyang graduated from Yale University with an MFA in Sculpture. They are the 2021 Artist in Residence at MASS MoCA. Previous residencies include the OBRAS Foundation, Smack Mellon, and Storm King. They will be featured at group exhibition "52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone" at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum opening in Summer 2022. Ouyang received an MFA from Yale University in 2019. They are represented by Make Room Los Angeles, and Lyles & King, New York.

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