Jessica Tang
Artist in Residence

Yale School of Art and Yale University Art Gallery


Photo: Jackie Furtado

Jessica Tang has been awarded our open call opportunity in partnership with Yale School of Art and Yale University Art Gallery. As well as a research and development residency at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios, Tang will benefit from a series of mentoring sessions with Margaret Ewing, Horace W. Goldsmith Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Yale University Art Gallery.

Tang’s practice seeks to examine the tension between observation and experience via material experiments that arise from inquiries into the nature of the essential tenets of photography: light and time. Through repeated site visits or extended encounters, Tang’s process enacts an insistence to not turn away, but rather, toward. To turn toward, is to become attuned to the reality and urgent precarity of the present and to conjure a kind of ordinary alchemy in which the empirical is made poetic.

Jessica Tang (b. 1992) received a BA in Art History and Visual Art from Columbia University and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. Tang was recently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) in 2022

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