Jason S. Yi
Art Week Des Moines
For Art Week Des Moines, 2015, Chicken Tractor and Transient Gallery worked with Milwaukee artist, Jason S. Yi, to create a temporary public artwork at the Capital Square Atrium. Seen by at least 2,000 Skywalk users each of the ten days it was up, This towering sculpture received some great attention.
Jason S. Yi ‘s works across artistic disciplines: photography, video, sculpture, drawing, multimedia and interactive installations. The expanded notions of culture, time and history play a critical role in the creation of his work.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally in places such as New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Italy and Austria. Recently, his installation was included in the international exhibition at the Inside-out Art Museum in Beijing, which ended in spring 2013. In 2010, “Legend of the White Snake” sculptural work was installed on the roof top sculpture garden at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art on a long-term loan to the museum. His awards include Joan Mitchell Foundation 2014 Painters & Sculptors Grant, Mary L. Nohl Foundations Fellowship in the established artist category and Kamiyama Artist in Residence Fellowship, supported by the Japan Foundation. He was selected as the Milwaukee Artist of the Year in the year 2006 by the Milwaukee Arts Board.
Among other places, he participated in exhibitions at the Asian American Art Center in NYC, Platform China Artist in Residence Program in Beijing, Moran Museum of Art in Seoul, Kamiyama Art Museum in Kamiyama, Japan, Hotel Pupik in Schrattenberg, Austria, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Milwaukee Art Museum. His solo exhibition “Yellow Mountains and Other Places” at the Dean Jensen Gallery in Milwaukee has been reviewed in the Artforum Magazine’s Critic’s Pick’s by Lori Waxman.
His works are included in the permanent collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Kamiyama Museum of Art in Japan, Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles and the Edward F. Albee Foundation in New York. Jason S. Yi lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in United States.