Artist

Shiang-shin Yeh

born Taipei, Taiwan 1969
Born
Taipei, Taiwan
Active in
  • San Diego, California, United States
Nationalities
  • American
Biography

Shiang-shin Yeh studied mechanical engineering at the National Taiwan University because “it seemed to be the most practical and useful subject in the world.” He grew dissatisfied with engineering, however, and turned to applied design, studying metalsmithing and jewelry at San Diego State University. Yeh is interested in the aesthetics of structure and order, and uses computer software to create the exact proportions and compositions of his pieces. He prefers industrial materials such as aluminum for their simplicity and precision. Comparing his artwork to music, Yeh explains that repetition, overlap, structure, and harmony transmit a visual order “just like a fragment of a melody.”

Exhibitions

Media - 2016.11 - SAAM-2016.11_6 - 124929
Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
November 13, 2015March 6, 2022
Connections is the Renwick Gallery’s dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world. The installation includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions.