artist biography: May yeung
A graduate of the University of Chicago majoring in visual arts and political science, May Yeung specializes in sculpture. After success with public exhibitions of her work Citation at Chicago Union Station, Rockefeller Chapel, and Regenstein Library, May's interest in public art installation grew, particularly when it comes to the relationship between sculpture and viewers.
Upon her return to Hong Kong in 2015, May was invited to showcase “Cocoon” at the Residence of the Dutch Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau and “Ichi” as part of Dutch Days 2016. To continue on her self-discovery journey, May partnered with Hong Kong Films Awards for Best Art Direction Winner Robert Loh, acclaimed photographer John Fung and 8 other artists on “Ikigai” in Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival at Videotage in Hong Kong and 33 Space in Shenzhen. With the success of her shows, May was selected to be the one of the few local sculptors to exhibit at Le French May Arts Festival in 2017 and 2018.
With a strong belief that we can change the world through individual responsibility and taking local actions in our neighbourhoods, May Yeung organizes a series of community art events with sustainability element in 2018. She partnered with Consulate General of Sweden to Hong Kong and 20 other organizations to organize United Nations Environment #BeatPlasticPollution Family Day. Furthermore, she served as the artist-in-residence for Faith in Love Foundation, further establishing a real ground for creativity and growth for the next generation.
For her dedication to promote the arts, May received Mina Ninagawa People’s Choice Award from Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei in 2016, and The Loop HK 30 under 30 Award and GovHK Top 10 Young Artists Award in 2019.