Born in Taiwan, raised in Belize, and educated in Canada, transplant Yani Sheng has recently taken roots in Columbus, Ohio. She received her B.F.A. in Visual Art and her Bachelor of Education from Memorial University.
Having exhibited in a number of galleries abroad, including Image Factory Gallery, JL Gallery and SWGC Gallery, Yani has now found herself immersed in the Columbus local art scene. This energized and passionate artist has participated in Franklinton’s “Urban Scrawl 11”, BrickBox Studio’s “Summer ArtSpeaks”, and was a featured artist at the Columbus Museum of Art's “An Evening with Art 2018.”
Yani is also working on a series that is inspired by the traditional Japanese sculptures known as Netsuke. She uses the subject matter from these tiny sculptures and bring them to life, adding her own contemporary style of Flow to this traditional art form. With this process, she also get to explore the Japanese side of her ancestry.
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