Due Date: November 24, 2009
YaYa Chou is an artist that creates her work to connect directly to the viewer’s human experiences. Chou is famous for creating art pieces that relates to the viewer by incorporating “familiar objects or images to depict the dichotomy found inside highly developed societies”. (Chou) She uses many aspects that play pivotal roles in our lifes, such as using anything that can be found in nature, which can range from plants to animals. YaYa Chou has made mixed media pieces from just about everything possible. YaYa Chou’s works are inspired by language, social phenomenon and melody, stemmed from consumption, theory, and words. (Chou) As I spoke about in my oral, she made an exhibtion out of gummy bears, an exibition out of t-shirts, she also made an exhibition out of beads and books, and she also uses fabric in her sculptures. It is interesting how she decided from her previous job that consisted of filmmaking to persuing an artistic career, although they both are types of media.
Yaya Chou was born in Taipei, Taiwan, moved to the USA and currently living in Los Angeles, California. She acquired a Bachelor in Arts in Mass Communications from Fu-Jen University in Taipei and a Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts. The award-winning filmmaker set her sights on sculpture and installation. Not having obtained any training in visual arts, Chou remains a “self-taught mixed-media artist” (Chou). Chou’s works have been featured in galleries and museums across Taiwan and USA in addition to several international film festivals, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. Her mix media pieces have also been featured in books, magazine and newspapers in the U.S. and Taiwan. Yaya Chou has a unique style that she incorporates into her mixed media pieces. One reason that her style is unique...