yawen jiang is a chinese artist who is living in baltimore, md, united states. she completed her bachelor degree at maryland institute collage of art in general fine arts senior with a concentration in graphic design. with a great passion in minimalism and a background in graphic design, she tries to use as less visual elements as she can to convey strong ideas. two years experience in graphic design trains her to solve problems with the most efficient and effective way. 

the majority of her works are three dimensional. her choice of materials often involves flexibility and linear quality. she has a great passion in revealing the material’s original color, since all materials have their unique beauty. due to her Chinese background, she is interested in fusing western and eastern ideas together to approach a harmonious result. yawen believes that her works are coming from restrain, sometimes even rule-based. throughout her works, "quietness" is the word people used most frequently to describe them. this quietness is a part of her personality, which she also embeds unconsciously as a personal style in her work.




education \

2014-2017                 maryland institute college of art, baltimore, md

                                  bfa in general fine art, 

                                 concentration in graphic design 

2016-2017                maryland institute college of art, baltimore, md

                                 major in graphic design

2011-2014                ross school, east hampton, ny

                                 high school


skills \

studio                       digital and film photography, darkroom techniques, woodworking,

                                caligraphy, drawing, metal fabrication, glass blowing, oil painting, 

                                sumi ink painting, phonography.

digital                      adobe indesign, bridge, illustrator, after effects, photoshop, premiere, 

                                audition, basic css and html coding, pages, keynote, microsoft office.

presentations           confident in giving presentations and public speeches, note taking.

languages                native in mandarin chinese, full professional proficiency in english,

                               conversational level in japanese, cantonese.


experience + exhibitions \

2017                 2017 worldwise travel abroad exhibition

                            rosenberg gallery, mica

                            baltimore, md

                            group exhibition

                        senior thesis part ii

                            riggs and leidy galleries: fred lazarus iv center

                            mica, baltimore, md

                            group exhibition

                        vice president

                            chinese student association

2016                stars project – platform of young artists

                            florida international university, miami, fl

                            group exhibition

                        intro to gfa 

                            maryland institute college of art, baltimore, md

                            group exhibition

2014, june       creative intern

                            bbdo china, beijing

                            research for the creative team for the dove 

                            chocolate campaign and supervise advertisement 

                            post-production process.   

                            client: mars, incorporated.


award + honor \

2017                packaging design was featured on packagingoftheworld.com

                        packaging design won the muse creative award - rose gold winner

                        summer travel intensive award - hawaii

2014-2018       starr foundation scholarship

                        academic honors scholarship

                        creative vision award