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Born in China and working in New York, Yage/雅格 Wang re-interprets historical artifacts to explore the relationship between east and west. In his most recent body of work, depictions of blue and white ceramic objects in European and American oil paintings are appropriated onto porcelain forms that look like stretched canvases. Wang has received support from grants including Graduate Student Research and Creative Projects Award, Sandra Shea ’56 Fisher Prize for Exceptional Achievement in the Creative Arts and Remis Grant for the Arts. He has worked as a ceramic instructor for several private studios and as a teaching assistant in State University of New York and Penland school of Art and Craft. Wang recently received a MFA from SUNY New Paltz and a BA from Brandeis University in 2018.