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Bio

Evan Desmond Yee (b.1990, Oakland, CA) takes an energetic and phenomenological approach to his practice. In his representation of popular technology, Yee explores Utopian idealisms of today. His introduction to the arts was through representational painting, and over time took an interest in sculpture. Yee still claims he works representationally, but in the semiotics of popular visual culture, and symbols. He recently developed “The App Store” installation for the Parrish, the first iteration of this technological critique. Now, in its second iteration, Yee imitates the guise of Apple and other modern tech moguls to observe perceptive changes in the individual's relationship to humanity and the future.

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Education:

2009-2013  BFA Sculpture, Pratt Institute

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Selected Exhibitions:

2018 Group Exhibition, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

2018 Group Exhibition, Currency, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2018 Group Exhibition, Museum of Capitalism, School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2018 Art Fair, Time Erases Everything, Curator: Anastasia Voron, Spring Break, New York, NY

2017 Group Exhibition, Museum of Capitalism, Fictilis, Oakland, CA

2016             Group Exhibition, MULTIPLES, Atlantic Terrace Gallery, Montauk, NY

2016             Group Exhibition, Re: Purpose, The Hole, New York, NY

2016             Group Exhibition, Autonomous Vehicles, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY

2016             Group Exhibition, Command:// Amplify, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015            Group Exhibition, The Artists We Know, Gallery 151 Annex, New York, NY

2015             Pop-up Installation, StartUp, Fueled Collective, New York, NY

2015            Group Exhibition, NEW INC End of Year Showcase, Redbull Studios in collaboration with NEW INC, New York, NY

2015             Solo Exhibition, StartUp,Gallery 151, in collaboration with Wallplay,New York, NY

2015            Group Exhibition,"Chroma is Key" (freedom from the grey), Shelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport

2015             Group Exhibition, "Human/ Nature", VOHN Gallery, New York, NY

2015             Pop-up Installation, "The App Store",Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace, Urban Zen, New York, NY

2014            Solo exhibition, "The App Store",Parrish Roadshow, Parrish Art Museum, Geek Hampton, Sag Harbor, NY

2013            Group exhibition, "No Picture No Name", Galerie Protégé, New York, NY

2013             Group exhibition, “Showboat”, Schaffler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY

2012             Group exhibition, “Born 4 Porn”,Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2012            Group exhibition, artMRKT Hamptons,  Keyes Art Projects/ (Art) Amalgamated, Bridgehampton, NY

2012             Group exhibition, Industrial Gallery, presented by Keyes Art Projects, 29 Industrial Rd, Wainscott, NY

2012            Solo exhibition, “Presentrapments”, Gallery Bar, New York, NY, USA

2010             Solo exhibition, “Catharsis”, Gallery B, Sag Harbor, NY, USA

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Grants

2014             Parrish Art Museum Roadshow

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Articles / Reviews / Posts:

2015        "A Twisted Apple Store Comes to the Collective", Li Huang

2015          "START-UP: UNA MOSTRA DISTOPICA PER RIFLETTERE SULLA TECNOLOGIA", fascino intellettuali, Dalila Forni

2015          "Cuando Apple se vuelve arte: Evan Desmond instala un Apple Store fake", Geek and Chic, Britangelica

2015          "Sorry, This Warped, Retro-Futuristic Apple Store Doesn’t Sell the New iPhone", Bedford and Bowery, Jaime Cone

2015         "Artist Spotlight: Evan Desmond Yee",Mediander blog, Mediander Staff

2015           "Limitless Snacks: Evan Desmond Yee's "App Store" at Fueled Collective", BXTXKV, Keith Vaughn

2015          "Archeological iPhone at New York Art Installation", The Design Writer, Penny Craswell

2015          "ArtTop10 has arrived in New York!", ArtTop10,Natasha Hall

2015            "Apple and Oculus Rift Spoofs as Sculptures", The Creators Project, VICE, Dan Cooper

2015           "Artist Creates A Fake Apple Store Filled With Crazy Dystopian Tech", Collectively, VICE, Alex Brook Lynn

2014           "Not Your Typical Pop-Up",  The East Hampton Star, by Mark Segal
2014           "Evan Desmond Yee Shines Light on the Information Age", Sag harbor Express, Annette Hinkle

2013           "NO PICTURE, NO NAME: A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY", Musée, by John Hutt

2013           "Porn Reel Sculptures and a Fossilized Iphone: A Studio Visit With Evan Desmond Yee", Animal New York,

                      by Yossera Bouchtia

2012           “REVIEW // “BORN 4 PORN” AT LYONS WIER GALLERY”, Beautiful Savage, by Chad Saville

2012            “Downtown Wainscott, Julie Keyes helps Hamptons art scene evolve”, Long Island Pulse Magazine, by Oliver                                                                  Peterson




Evan speaks about his work at the Parrish Art Museum in the presentation form of PechaKucha. A PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.