yawen jiang is a chinese artist who is living in baltimore, md, united states. she is currently studying in maryland institute collage of art as a 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, for instance, wire, wood, fabric and metal. in most occasions, the form and how the piece interact with the space are the focal point. 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.

 

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education \

2014-2016                 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 \

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

2015                competitive scholarship