Monday, September 20, 2010

Momentum Tulsa Spotlight 2010: May Yang

May Yang screen printing in her studio.

The third of the three Momentum Spotlight artists to be featured is May Yang. Currently living in Tulsa, Yang recently received her Professional Printer’s Certificate from Tamarind Insitute of Lithography  in Albuquerque, NM. Her Momentum Spotlight project, American Dreaming, focuses on her background as a first-generation Asian American.

A few of the layers in the early stages of a work-in-progress for May Yang's Momentum Spotlight project.

“The work addresses issues I've dealt with while growing up in two different cultures - the traditional Asian influences of my family and the pop culture appeal of American youth,” Yang said. “The works will be large screen prints on layers of clear Mylar and Plexiglas.

“While I am not creating editioned works, I am using the process of screen printing to build my work, much like a collage. Separate sheets of Mylar and Plexiglas have been printed with various images in differing colors. These sheets of Mylar are sandwiched together to create a complete image with physical depth.”

May Yang reveals the layers that make up a work-in-progress.

View more of May Yang’s work on her website at A series of photos documenting her works-in-progress can be found here.

Momentum Tulsa 2010 will be held at Living Arts of Tulsa October 9-23, with the opening event on October 9 from 8 pm-Midnight. Visit for more information. Read more about the Spotlight artists in the Sept/Oct issue of Art Focus Oklahoma here.

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