“Insight” exhibit opens at MSU’s Colvard Student Union Fine Art Gallery

Contact: Georgia Clarke

“My Friend Manzi” by Jingshuo Yang

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The unique paintings and drawings of Jingshuo Yang are on display at Mississippi State through Feb. 6.

Titled “Insight,” the art department-sponsored exhibit is located in the Colvard Student Union Fine Art Gallery. To honor Yang, a reception will be held Tuesday [Jan. 26] from 5-6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Union. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

A Starkville resident, Yang received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou in 2008. In 2011, she received a Master of Fine Arts from the renowned Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. As a student, Yang won an “Outstanding Award” at the International Student Championship in Hangzhou. Additionally, she was awarded both a First Prize Undergraduate Scholarship and a National Graduate Scholarship.

Yang attributes her initial interest in art to the natural beauty she observed growing up in China’s countryside. Such observations continue to inspire her to explore the fascinating relationship between nature and humankind through her exquisite drawings and paintings. Yang’s works represent both traditional and modern artistic styles, which transform her pieces into powerful, yet delicate works of art.

As a professional artist, Yang enjoys teaching workshops and working with art students, some of whom have been MSU art majors. She also is a member of the Starkville Area Arts Council. “Insight” is her first one-person exhibit.

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s art department is the longtime home of Mississippi’s largest undergraduate studio art program. For more, visit www.caad.msstate.edu, facebook.com/CAADatMSU and twitter.com/CAADatMSU.

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