YaYa Chou

Born:     Taipei, Taiwan
Resides: Los Angeles, CA, USA

2000    MFA, Experimental Animation, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA  
1997    BA, Mass Communications, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan

Solo Exhibitions

2018    Haven, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates
2016    Beluga's Journey: Glendale Adams Square, Adams Square Mini Park,
           City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, Glendale, CA
2014    In The Motion of A Mind, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates
2011    Soft Tissue, den contemporary art, Los Angeles, CA
           The Next Open Door, Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ
2010    Soft Tissue: works on paper and sculptures by YaYa Chou, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN (catalog)
           Home with Beasts, Indie Collective Gallery, Culver City, CA
2009    Compromised Interpretation, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

On The Road Again: Celebrating America's Love Affair with the Automobile, touring exhibitions in various locations in Kansas City, Mo, Tifton, GA, Scranton, PA, TX and CA

Possibilities of Paper: Selected Works by Lucas Artists Fellows (2005-2015), Project Space Gallery, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Curious Mediums: Peculiar and Surprising Works of Art, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia

What's So Funny?, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA
Colorful Antics, George Billis Gallery, Culver City, CA2012      
Sculpture (California), Another Year in LA, West Hollywood, CA
ARTrageous, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

California Sculpture SLAM , San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
Exciting Dimensions,
Galerie Rheeway, Los Angeles, CA
The International Artists at Home and Abroad Exhibition Series, The Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Anachronious Mind Tree, Caporale/Bleicher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Gift Shop,
Another Year in LA, West Hollywood, CA
39NOW, den Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Sweetness and Light, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
Best, Crussell Fine Arts Eichler Gallery, Orange, CA (catalog)

Fresh, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
eclat, Crussell Fine Arts Eichler Gallery, Orange, CA (catalog)
Pretty: Disturbing
, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii (catalog)

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA (catalog)
Now, curated by Yossi Govrin, Arena1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
First Anniversary Group Show, Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
4th Year Anniversary Show, Gallery Revisited, Los Angeles, CA

Big Babies
Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Crussell Fine Arts, Orange, CA (catalog)
Annual Downtown Artists Grants Exhibition,
Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles, CA
Phantom Galleries L.A., Pasadena, CA  
The Child in You,
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
On Site at the Gate
Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Echoes: Women Inspired by Nature,
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA    

Consumerism & Product #3,
Gallery Revisited, Los Angeles, CA
‘Tis The Season
, James Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Gift Shop
, Another Year in LA, Los Angeles, CA
TOMORROWLAND: CalArts in Moving Pictures, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Resident Artists Exhibition, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
Post It: Another Art Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, UK
Consumerism & Product #1, Gallery Revisited, Los Angeles, CA
Inauguration 3
, Gallery Revisited, Los Angeles, CA
CODA: A concluding passage,
SCA Gallery, Pomona, CA
, Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA
Animal Art, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN

l’art de mort, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
Envisioning the Future
, facilitated by Judy Chicago & Donald Woodman, Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona, CA
Ink & Clay 30, Juror: Hollis Goodall, Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA


Fellowship at the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Third Award in The 2011 California Sculpture SLAM exhibition, Central Coast Sculptors Group and the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA
Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Artist Scholarship, Washington, DC
Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant, Durfee Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant, Durfee Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Downtown Los Angeles Artists’ Grant, Downtown Artist Project and the Los Angeles Downtown Arts District, Los Angeles, CA
Award of Merit, Kalamazoo Animation Festival International, MI
Honorable Mention – Animation, Homboldt International Film Festival, CA
Gold Award of Best Animation, New York Exposition of Short Film and Video, NY
Grand Jury Best Animated Film, MicroCineFest, MD

Reviews and Bibliography

Michael Miller, "Peculiar and surprising indeed," LA Times (Weekend, OC), June 21, 2015, page R1.

Peter Frank, "Coming out, Going in: Another Year in LA," Fabrik magazine, Issue17, 2012, page 88-89

J. Michael Welton, "Making a Statement in Beverly Hills," ArchitectsAndArtisans.com, Sep. 22, 2011.
Lee Sutter, "A multi-sensory event: 'Sculpture Slam,' on display through the end of the month,
gathers works from all around the state,"
The Tribune and San Luis Obispo.com, Sep. 5, 2011.
Anna Weltner, "Weight and whimsy: The California Sculpture Slam gets weird and wonderful at
New Times, Vol. 26, Issue 4, August 25, 2011.
"Artists At Home And Abroad: YaYa Chou," NY Arts Magazine, Vol.17, Spring 2011, page 134

"On Record," Sculpture magazine, Vol. 29 No. 10, December 2010
Dan Swartz, "Soft Tissue: Artist YaYa Chou show at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art," Fort Wayne Reader, July 4, 2010

Nancy Kay Turner, "Pretty: Disturbing," ArtScene, Vol.28, No.9, May, 2009 (CA)
Edward Goldman,Art Talk, KCRW, May 5, 2009 (CA)
Orna Schneid, "Featured Designs," NISHA (Israeli design magazine), April 2009

Downtown Artists Project Grant Winners Show,
Citizen LA, Vol. 2, Issue 9, September, 2007, page 16 (CA)
Lucinda Michele Knapp, New Artistic Haunts, Pasadena Weekly, July 5, 2007, p. 17-18 (CA)
Carrie Yury, Reviews: Echoes Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Artillery magazine,
Vol.1, Issue 6, Summer 2007, page 34-35 (CA)
Citizen X, Grant Winners Hurrah!, Citizen LA, Vol. 2, Issue 5, May, 2007, page 8
Candace Taylor,
Artists turn gummy bears into eye candy,” Cape Cod Times (MA), May 14; "Gummy art:
From sweet and chewy treats to eye candy,"
Chicago Tribune(IL), May 3, 2007; Eye candy: Artists discover
novel uses for gummy bears
, Columbia News Service(NY), The Arizona Republic(AZ), April 13 and The Times
Argus (VT), April 22, 2007; Young artists find fruitful uses for gummy bears, The State(SC), April 19, 2007
Daniella Walsh, Women and the world, Review: An exhibit by female artists in Santa Ana focuses on the Earth
and environment,
 The Orange County Register, Entertainment: Arts (CA), April 14, 2007

Liz Good, Curtains: YaYa Chou: Bear Bulbs,” Fiberarts magazine, Vol.33, No.3, Nov/Dec 2006, page 80
Mario Cutajar, “Previews of Exhibitions: YaYa Chou and Katy Bowen,” ArtScene, April 2006, Vol.25, No.8, page16-17 (CA)
Dr. Rebecca Epstein, “Fool on the Floor,” Los Angeles CityBeat, March 30-April 5, 2006, Vol.4, No.14, page 42-43 (CA)

Lectures, Symposia and Demonstrations

Trickhouse Live events,
presentation, Casa Libre en la Solana, Tucson, AZ
live sculpting demonstration, Brand Gallery, Glendale, CA
Asian Americans in the Visual Arts
, panel discussion, presented by Asian Professional Exchange(APEX),
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
Asian New Media
, film screening and panel discussion, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 
Los angeles, CA
16th Annual Matrilineage Symposium
, lecture and presentation, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Artist Residency

Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Patrón "Simply Perfect" Artist in Residency program at the Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, CA
Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ


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