Love the new work by MFA graduate, Siyang Ziui Chen, who studied industrial design here at Stamps but has recently turned to painting as a means of expression.
"I had a feeling after returning from China at the end of my third year that I was unhappy in the way I was pursuing ideas, and something in that trip changed my feelings about design. I begin to feel that I wanted to be happier in what I pursued, and painting felt better as a medium for my ideas about issues in the world I was facing but did not agree with.
I have not stopped design, but painting feels better for resolving many of my current emotions about things I could not talk about before, for example women, economic reforms and politics. I am still designing things with my new husband, but I feel better about it now that I don’t feel I am trying to solve everything with design.”
Siyang Ziui will be showing downtown at ArtPrize this year, stay tuned!