Transferable Memory (Beginning)
This painting depicts smoke floating peacefully from joss sticks as snails weave through vessels of lamentation. Scientists are now seemingly able to transplant the memory of one snail into another; the snails in this work represent both memories that are adrift and the insatiable human desire for recollection. This meditative composition was created with deliberate slowness and quietude. The artist repeated small and detailed gestures day after day that accumulated on the wooden panel until a collectivity was formed.
Crys Yin's paintings, drawings and sculptures tell stories of mis/connections, finding contentment in both the banality and absurdity of humanity. The artist skews perspectives, distorts scale and compulsively employs repetition to depict slightly off-kilter worlds.
Crys Yin’s paintings, drawings and sculptures tell stories of both successful and missed connections. In her work, the artist often uses repetition, distorts scale and skews perspectives. Yin’s compositions depict slightly off-kilter worlds where viewers can find contentment in both the banality and absurdity of the human experience.
Crys Yin received a BFA in Graphic Design from California State University, Long Beach in 2004.
Solo exhibitions of Yin’s work include: Deanna Evans Projects in New York City (2022); A.I.R. in Brooklyn, New York (2020); Amy Li Projects in New York City (2017); and a two-person exhibition at Fisher Parrish in Brooklyn, New York (2019).
Group exhibitions that have shown Yin’s work include: LVL3 in Chicago, Illinois (2022); The Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, California (2021); Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois (2021); FLAG Art Foundation in New York City (2018); The New York Asian Film Festival at Lincoln Center in New York City (2018); Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College in New York City (2018); and Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York City (2017); among others.
Yin has participated in fellowships with Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City (2022); A.I.R. in Brooklyn, New York (2020); Shandaken Paint School in New York City (2018); ProjectArt in Brooklyn, New York (2018); The Lighthouse Works in Fishers Island, New York (2017); ACRE in Steuben, Wisconsin (2017); The Lower East Side Printshop in New York City (2017); and Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan (2016).
Yin is a 2022 participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine.
Yin lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.