Liangwei (Jerry) Huang (b.1993) is a New York City- and Shanghai-based artist. Originally from China, he often focused on storytelling in his early paintings. Since 2017, he has been creating multimedia pieces by extracting moments from their contexts and manifesting their glamour constantly.
Jerry has participated in several group shows, including Transformations, Bridge Art Gallery Juried Exhibition, Best in The Show Award Winner (2016), University of Rochester Senior Art Exhibition (2016), When You Got It You Got It New York City Gallery House Juried Exhibition (2015), University of Rochester Tunnel Gallery Juried Exhibition (2014-2015), Undergraduate Juried Exhibition in Hartnett Gallery(2014), Art Awake Juried Exhibition(2014). Jerry was NYC-based artist Greg Drasler’s assistant in 2016 and benefited tremendously from that experience.
Curator – Yi Chen
Yi Chen (b. 1994) is a NYC-based international educator and art critic. She published art critics in Chinese and English bilingual art magazine ALONG since 2015. She received her B.A.s in Art History and Mathematics at University of Rochester with a minor in Italian. Yi was part of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Dean’s Honors List, and received the Elizabeth M. Anderson Prize from Art & Art History Department.
Yi spent six months studying Renaissance history and architecture in Arezzo, Italy and two months interning at the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium. Her documentary “Working with Art in Arezzo” opened up conversations about the co-existence of the medieval town and contemporary art in Arezzo. Her practices in inter-cultural communications and involvement in artistic activities in the U.S., China, Italy and Belgium enable her to understand and help artists explore their identities further in different cultural backgrounds and refresh their perspectives on their own works of art.