Shangkai Kevin Yu

Term: July – December 2019
June – July 2013

Shangkai Yu lives and works in New York and studied at New York Academy of Art. He about his work: “The perceptual and visceral qualities of the different methods of paint handling possess intrinsic symbolic meanings, which are often amplified when these different techniques are contrasted with one another on the same canvas. My work invests itself in finding the right combinations of techniques to capture ideas that emerge from a mixture of an imagined color space, the fleeting sensory experiences in life, and the critical conceptual response to the ways these experiences have been portrayed visually throughout the history of art.”


2014 MFA, The New York Academy of Art
2010 BFA, Parsons The New School For Design

Selected Exhibtions

2018 The Barn Show 2018, Johannes Vogt Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
Phosphorus, Rare Bird Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Future Stories, InterContinental New York Barclay, New York, NY
2016 Art Wynwood, Art Bastion, Miami, FL
2015 Graduates from the New York Academy of Art, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fellows Exhibition, Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Lucid Visions, Panepinto Galleries, Jersey City, NJ
Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Thanks For Coming, Tribeca Grand Hotel, New York, NY
Effigy and Exile, CO Exhibitions, Minneapolis, MN.
Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Wilkinson Hall Gallery, New York, NY
Tribeca Ball, The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2013 LIA Residency Show, Wilkinson Hall Gallery, New York
Leipzig International Summer Exhibition, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany


2017 New American Paintings, Open Studios Press #128, Feb/Mar
2015 New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, #117, Apr/May
2014 The Figure: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Skira Rizzoli, Sept.
Kennedy, Randy. “Art School Creates a New Reality”, New York Times, May 21