Artist Bios — Livien Yin

Livien Yin

Livien Yin

Livien Yin is an artist working in sculpture and painting. Her works center on the imperial legacies of botanical expeditions, guano mining and the Chinese coolie trade. In Yin's recent paintings, she revisits American realist settings where scenes were pared down to the "essentials." She stages these settings with vignettes of early American immigrants finding pleasure, belonging and new cultural proximities.