The Art Vacancy is pleased to present its very first installment of The Next Gen. The Next Gen offers emerging artists the opportunity and resources to present a solo exhibition in collaboration with TAV. The show, will feature: John Yuyi.
John Yuyi (b. 1991) is a Taiwanese artist heavily influenced by her interest and experience in modeling, photography, and fashion design. As a child in Taipei, she would often sketch and paint with water colors. After graduating from Shih Chien University with a degree in fashion design, Yuyi launched her own swimwear collection and interned with internationally renowned artist and designer, Jason Wu.
Her body of work sits at the intersection of youth culture, fame, and biting social commentary. Yuyi exploits the iconography of mass culture by projecting images onto the human form, grappling with ideas of self and the economics of identity. Her process typically involves very few materials, often exhibiting the nude form altered by temporary tattoos of her own creation. She describes her work as playful, unexpected, and curious.
Yuyi’s clients and collaborators include GUCCI, The New York Times, and Carven. She has received press recognition from i-D, NYLON, Harper’s BAZAAR, and VOGUE. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in New York, Paris, Taipei, and Sydney. The Next Gen: John Yuyi, will be her first solo exhibition.
Curated by Sáng Huynh.
Her Temporary-Tattoo Art Inks Instagram Fame, Gucci Partnerships, New York Times Commissions
"Ahead of her opening at The Art Vacancy, curated by Sáng Huynh, Forbes talked to Yuyi about how she's built her career and why she has hesitations about being considered an 'Instagram artist'."
"In 2018, John Yuyi completed a great wish. The THE ART VACANCY in New York invited her to participate in a solo exhibition."
The Instagram Artist Turning Her Social Media Addiction Into Art
"From temporary temporary tattoos of Twitter handles to iPhone charger shoelaces, Yuyi John examines the politics of identify through the tropes of mass culture."
John Yuyi's Generation
"The Art Vacancy initiated a new project titled, The Next Gen, to give emerging artists the space and resources to showcase their craft— starting with John Yuyi."
John Yuyi: An Artful Body
"You have four days to reschedule whatever it is you were going to do after hump day and enjoy this exhibition presented by the art collective The Art Vacancy. "
John Yuyi and Her World
"This determination landed John Yuyi’s to her debut solo exhibition, which will be a first installment series of The Next Gen from The Art Vacancy in New York."
John Yuyi In Conversation With Blair Cannon
"Scroll back up to February 21, 2018. It’s Yuyi’s 27th birthday and the opening night of her first solo show, ‘The Next Gen: John Yuyi,” presented by The Art Vacancy (TAV) at Site 57 Gallery in Chinatown."
Don’t Let Social Media Shape Your Art: John Yuyi Is Searching for Reality
"She’s an artist that creates temporary tattoos that encompass the building blocks of the contemporary internet. John photographs herself – or her self-casted model – and then puts her images back into the virtual world for all to take in."
Taipei Artist John Yuyi Opens Her First Solo Exhibition
"Using iconography of mass culture by projecting images onto the human body, Yuyi has managed to create a playful and unexpected aesthetic that has become widely recognized."
Taipei artist John Yuyi's first solo exhibition lands in New York The Art Vacancy
"The new generation of Taipei artist John Yuyi, whose name is on the subject of popular culture and social network ecology creation, is welcoming the first personal exhibition at The Art Vacancy in New York on February 21st."
TAV Presents The Next Gen: John Yuyi-Wednesday February 21st
''The Next Gen offers emerging artists the opportunity and resources to present a solo exhibition in collaboration with TAV. The show, curated by Sáng Huynh, director of The Art Vacancy, will feature: John Yuyi.''
Vietnamese American, 24, builds Brooklyn art collective from scratch
''Sáng Huynh is the 24-year-old founder and director of fledgling Brooklyn arts collective, The Art Vacancy (TAV), which held its first exhibition Passion vs. Pragmatism in September. In March 2017, Huynh gathered a team of six and founded TAV alongside co-founder Lindsey Puccio.''
"Her works have also been exhibited in art exhibitions in New York, Paris, Taipei and Sydney. The Next Gen is John Yuyi's first solo exhibition."