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Rimi Yang

Rimi Yang is an ethnic Korean who was born and raised in Osaka, Japan.   In 1986 she moved to the Ohio where she studied at Bowling Green University and then in 1991 to Los Angeles where she studied at California State University and the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, the Otis College of Art and Design and spent a summer in Florence, Italy, studying at the Florence Academy of Art.  She has lived and worked near the ocean in Santa Monica since 1991.

Yang is known for her intense enthusiasm for vibrant color which is manifested in both her figurative and her abstract paintings. After many years in the field of books she has come later to art, making up for that tardiness with her passion for her solitary studio practice.

Celebrating the chaotic emotional duality that exists in life in her art,  she revels in the confusion  mankind creates in its attempt to order the un-orderable and to explain the unexplainable. Adhering to Joseph Campbell’s dictum that the best things in life are those you cannot explain her paintings are intuitive, instinctive, balancing acts of contrasts.

Building up and tearing down of surfaces and images searching for reason where none exists, for that imaginary perfect world of equilibrium on each canvas. Creating a new language with each work, using each as a stepping stone to the next she is dedicated to making each painting better than her last.  That Yang’s work is universal in spirit yet personally intimate is evident upon viewing the non-deconstructed whole.

Yang has exhibited extensively in the United States, Denmark, Germany, China, Sweden, Ireland, the UK, and Canada.


Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

2012  Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2012  Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA
2012  Fabien Castanier Gallery, Studio City, CA
2012  Christian Hohmann Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2011  Russell Collection, Austin, Texas
2011  Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2011  Sol Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2011  Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY
2010  Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA
2010  Jean De Merry 'Grand Couture," Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA
2010  Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2010  Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY
“Yin and Yang’ Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicaog, IL
2009   ‘Pointing at the Moon’ Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009   Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009   Joanne Artman Gallery , Laguna Beach, CA
2009   Cella Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
2008   B&K Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008   Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY
2008   Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2007   Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY
2007   Lowe gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006   Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005   Art Amo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA


--  Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
--  “ Amarcord” Fellini Gallery, Berlin, Germany
--   San Francisco Art Fair, CA
--   B&K Porjects, Copenhagen, DK
--   AAF NYC, NY
--   AAF London, UK
--     Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
--    “Figure and Field” at David Jones Contemporary Art, Venice, CA
--     “Naked’ Group show at Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico
--      Art Hampton, Brigehampton, NY
---     Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

--      Self Portrait Invitation”  Group Show at July Nester Gallery, Solt Lake City, AZ, “Self Portrait Invitation”
--      AAF Bristol
--      The Glasgow Art Fair
--      AAF London
--      LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Edinburg Art Fair
--      Art Fair RDS, Dublin
--      AAF Amsterdam
--      Fellini Gallery, Shanghai, China
--      The Asian Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China
--      Art in Review at Cella Gally, North Hollywood,  CA
--      Moura Starr at Pacific Design Center
--       Grand Opening Group Show at Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
--        AAF Bristol
--        Glasgow Art Fair
--        AAF London
2008       Art London
--        Toronto International Art Fair
--        Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Holland
--        Edinburgh Art Fair
--        'Curious and Curiouser' Galleri Rebecca Kormind, Copenhagen, Denmark
--        Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2007      Richmond Hill Gallery, Surrey, England
--      James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, NL
--      Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
--      Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY
--      Art Miami, Miami, FL
--      VISIONI DELL’UMANITÀ, Roma, Italy
--      Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2006     Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY
--      Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
--      Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005    Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY
--    Toronto International Art Fair, Toronot, BC
--    Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
--    Art Amo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
--    Solaris Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
--    Studio18LA, West Hollywood, CA
2004    Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
--    Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
--    Wet Paint at Studio 3 Art & Design Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997    ‘Aztlan and Beyond’, The Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1988    37th Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
1987    36TH Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH


2004    Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004    Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
2003    The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy (Summer)
1991    California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1987    Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2007    Residency At Pouch Cover Foundation, Canada in July and August, 2007
1988    Marietta Kirschner Wigg Print Award, 36th Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
1988    First Place in Prints, 36th Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Anon, Mid American Review (cover illustration) VIII, no. 1, Fall 1987.
Han, Stephanie, “The Difference,” Kyoto Journal, Fall 2002.
Hiroyuki, Itsuki, “The Sunset-Colored Simca,” Kyoto Journal, Winter 2001.
McCarthy, Ralph F., "Rue & Me," Kyoto Journal, 2005
Tong, Su, "How the Ceremony Ends," Kyoto Journal, 2006
Cozy, David, "Donald Richie, Modernist - Tokyo Nights," Kyoto Journal, 2006
Metropolitan Home, May, 2006
Chowdhury, Manosh, "Crow Home," Kyoto Journal, 2006
Thompson, Holly, "Radio Day," Kyoto Journal, 2007 No. 68
Traditional Homes, April, 2008



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