Yi Shin Chiang

(Taiwan 1987 -)


Biography

Yi Shin (Nora) Chiang, born in Taiwan in 1987, is a Fine Art artist now based in San Francisco. Her love in painting started at the age of 16. In 2005, the winning of 2nd place of Canada B.C. Annual Memorial Contest was a milestone for Yi Shin and this encouraged her to receive her B.F.A. in Illustration from Academy of Art University. After graduation, her passion in art led her to pursue her MFA in Fine Art in Academy of Art University. In 2013, she got the opportunity to go to Italy for a summer-term program at Santa Reparata International School of Art. She currently emphasizes on oil medium and is knowledgeable in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, etc. Majority of her works focus on portraiture, figurative, landscape, and cityscape. In addition, she is currently doing a portrait series, "Half Empty, Half Full" that examines the critical moment when two opposing emotions coexist in competition, the depiction of an unresolved dilemma as revealed in the facial expression of someone paused at a turning point.

Exhibition

AWARDS

2015 Coos Art Museum: Expressions West 2015, Honorable Mention
2015 de Young Museum: 19th Annual de Young Showcase “Divergence: Emerging Legacies”, Finalist
​2015 Artist Portfolio Magazine: 2014/15 Portraits Art Exhibition, Top 20
2015 Peoria Art Guild: Nude Attitude 2015, Finalist
2015 Ninth Annual International Juried Exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, Finalist
2014 Dab Art Host: 2014 International Juried show at the HUD Gallery, Best in Show
2014 The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Finalist
2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition, Jury's Favorite
2014 Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, 5th Annual "Abstracts" competition, Special Recognition (SR) Artist
2014 Academy of Art University Annual Spring Show, MFA Abstract Painting, 3rd Place
2013 Academy of Art University Annual Spring Show, MFA Abstract Painting, 2nd Place
2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition, Jury's Favorite
2012 Taiwan Museum of Fine Art 1st "Beauty of Taiwan" Contest, Finalist
2005 Canada B.C Annual Memorial Contest, 2nd Place

EXHIBITIONS

2015 Legacy and Divergence, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 19th Annual de Young Showcase “Divergence: Emerging Legacies”, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2015 Expressions West 2015 Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, OR
2015 3rd Annual Nude Attitude Exhibition, Peoria Art Guild Gallery, IL
2015 Small Works 2015 Exhibit, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2015 Ninth Annual International Juried Exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, Clatsop Community College's Art Center Gallery, Astoria, OR
2014 The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, National Art Club, New York, NY
2014 Dab Art's International Juried Show, HUD Gallery, Ventura, CA
2014 Tiny Show, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 "Half Empty, Half Full", The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 Spring Show Award Winners, The Atelier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2013 Tiny Show, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Academy of Art University: Annual Spring Show, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2012 Tiny Show, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 San Francisco North Beach Cityscapes, Arata Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2012 1st “Beauty of Taiwan”, Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2005 Superhero Mural, Sentinel Secondary High School, West Vancouver, B.C, Canada