Amy Yao

Visual Arts, 2012

Amy Yao is an artist based in Phoenix, AZ and New York City, and is a former member of the all-female teen punk band Emily’s Sassy Lime (ESL). Her work was included in Greater New York 2010 at MoMA/PS1. She has mounted solo exhibitions at Mathew Gallery in Berlin, Germany; Indipendenza Studios in Rome, Italy; New Jerseyy in Basel, Switzerland; Green Gallery in Milwaukee; and 47 Canal in New York. Collaboratively, she has exhibited with her pirate film and video club B’L’ing (Bootlegging) at Art in General. With her sister Wendy, she has curated and organized the Art Swapmeet at High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, CA, for the past six years. She received a BFA from Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. In fall 2011, Yao launched a collaborative textile and clothing project with JF & Sons.