Visiting Artist Series: Catalina Ouyang

Presented in conjunction with the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design

Monday, September 11 (12:00-1:00pm)
Osher Hall

Catalina Ouyang engages object-making, interdisciplinary environments, and time-based projects to indicate counter-narratives around representation and self-definition.

Through expansion, fragmentation, and abstraction, Ouyang proposes the body as a politicized landscape subject to partition. Working gnostically with materials ranging from hand-carved wood and stone to appropriated literature and historic artifacts, Ouyang also attends to critical reimagining of historical formation wherein monstrosity, animality, and toxicity act as ciphers for the psycho- affective alienation of the minor subject.

Catalina Ouyang has had solo exhibitions at Lyles & King, New York, NY; No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH; Make Room, Los Angeles, CA; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; and Knockdown Center, Queens, NY. They have been featured in group exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT; Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY and Los Angeles CA; Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, AT; Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK and Hong Kong; and Micki Meng, San Francisco, CA; among others. Their work has been written about in publications including Artforum, Frieze, The Cut, Flaunt Magazine, The New York Times, and Art & Object. Ouyang received an MFA from Yale University and is based in Brooklyn, New York.