Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
I paint ping pong, thinking about the game play of the sport as an analogy for the Asian American narrative of traversing between two cultures. I consider the impact of growing up with conflicting values and traditions, reflecting on how the constant shifting in emotions and deliberations that come with hybrid identities can be comparable to the swift rallying nature of ping pong. I also work with the visual motif of a woman squatting, aiming to present a sense of loss while working with contextual elements to indicate solidarity and resilience, conjuring discussion on displacement.
Ping pong in the meadow next to a forest fire, 2020, gouache, watercolor, color pencil, 8 by 10 inches
High stakes, fast pace, roof top ping pong, 2020, gouache, watercolor, color pencil, 8 by 8 inches
High stakes, fast pace, skyscraping ping pong, 2020, gouache, watercolor, color pencil, 8 by 8 inches
Ping pong is my passion, 2021, gouache, 9 by 12 inches
ping pong study 1, 2021, gouache, 5 by 7 inches
ping pong study 4, 2021, gouache, 5 by 7 inches
They see me rolling, 2021, oil, 36 by 36 inches
Grass is greener far away, 2020, acrylic, 30 by 30 inches
untitled (better together), 2020, acrylic, 30 by 40 inches
mother tongue (shy)(look out !), ceramic, gouache, 3.5 by 3.5 by 4 inches (each)
Yin currently resides in Brooklyn and researches cultural identity, sentimentality and sense of belonging through multimedia visual work and reflective writing. Yin's work focuses on nostalgia, displacement, and the shortcomings of language, presented through her personal narrative on the experience of being raised with Chinese culture and socialized in American culture.