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Artist Bio:
Lawrence Yang wrestles with informational abstractions by day and paints by night. Influenced by graffiti art and traditional Chinese painting, he employs ink, marker, and watercolor, as the permanence of this media adds a sense of immediacy to his work. Lawrence's paintings make use of color to communicate atmosphere and emotion, and they are concerned primarily with creating order out of chaos (and vice versa). Lawrence once ate an entire bag of Fun Size Three Musketeers™. He lives in San Francisco with his imaginary pets, Cholo and Binky.

Interview:
Thanks to my buddy Jonny Kloberdanz at hearsee.com, you can now take a deeper look at what's going on in my studio and in my head when I'm painting.

Current and upcoming Shows :
10/2011 Two Person Show: Undercurrents:Giant Robot LA: Los Angeles, CA
01/2012 Group Show: MyPlasticHeart: New Moon: New York, NY
01/2012 Group Show: Gallery 1988 LA: Adult Swim: Los Angeles, CA
04/2012 Group Show: Gallery 1988 LA: Hitchcock: Los Angeles, CA
05/2012 Group Show: Gallery 1988 LA: Memes: Los Angeles, CA
 
Past Shows :
09/2011 Group Show: Gallery 1988 LA: Garbage Pail Kids: Los Angeles, CA
07/2011 Group Show: Gallery 1988 LA: Pee Wee Herman: Los Angeles, CA
07/2011 Group Show: Gallery 1988 LA: Crazy 4 Cult 5: Los Angeles, CA
04/2011 Group Show: Wix Lounge: Speaking in Puns: San Francisco, CA
03/2011 Group Show: Giant Robot SF: Game Over IV: San Francisco, CA
07/2010 Two Person Show: Gallery1988 SF: San Francisco, CA
07/2010 Group Show: Gallery 1988 LA: Crazy4Cult 4: Los Angeles, CA
05/2010 Group Show: Gallery1988 LA: Twilight Zone Show: Los Angeles, CA
03/2010 Group Show: Giant Robot SF: Game Over III: San Francisco, CA
03/2010 Group Show: Giant Robot NY: Small Favors: New York, NY
02/2010 Live painting: Hyphen Anniversary Party: San Francisco, CA
12/2009 Group Show: Giant Robot SF: Print Show: San Francisco, CA
12/2009 Group Show: Gallery 1988 SF: Paper Pushers: San Francisco, CA
10/2009 Three Man Show: Lower Haters: San Francisco, CA
10/2009 Group Show: 1AMSF: San Francisco, CA
10/2009 Group Show: Lower Deck SF: San Francisco, CA
09/2009 Group Show: Gallery 1988 SF: Movie Posters: San Francisco, CA
07/2009 Group Show: Gallery 1988 SF: Local Artists: San Francisco, CA
07/2009 Group Show: Art Whino: Heavy Hitterz: National Harbor, MD
05/2009 Group Show: Giant Robot SF : Pencil Pushers: San Francisco, CA
04/2009 Group Show: Giant Robot SF : Tree Show V: San Francisco, CA
03/2009 Group Show: Giant Robot SF : Game Over II: San Francisco, CA
12/2008 Solo Show: Given: Sideshow: San Francisco, CA
12/2008 Group Show: Lower Haters : Blue Light Special: San Francisco, CA
10/2008 Group Show: Krannert Art Museum: Champaign, IL (show is now in NH)
10/2008 Group Show : 1AM: Opening show: San Francisco, CA
09/2008 Group Show: APAture 2008: San Francisco, CA
09/2008 Group Show: Devil Doll Projects: 415: Long Beach, CA
08/2008 Group Show: Paper Pushers: Gallery 1988 SF: San Francisco, CA
07/2008 Group Show: Crazians: World of Wonder. : Hollywood, CA
06/2008 Group Show: Vinyl Apocalypse: Lower Haters. : San Francisco, CA
05/2008 Solo Show: Mountain Creatures: MR. : San Francisco, CA
05/2008 Silent Auction: OCAPICA Anniversary: Westminster, CA
12/2007 Two Weeks in December: Devil Doll Records: Long Beach, CA
12/2007 Silent Auction and Live Painting: Space 180: San Francisco, CA
09/2007 APAture 2007 : Space 180: San Francisco, CA
04/2007 Midnight Studio : Space Gallery: San Francisco, CA


FAQs:
Q: I'd like to purchase a print or a print!
A: Available pieces are at http://www.suckatlife.com/artwork.html and http://blowatlife.blogspot.com. Information about prints is at http://www.suckatlife.com/printsForSale.html.

Q: I'm doing a report on you for school, where can I find more information?
A: Here's a video interview I did recently: http://vimeo.com/28584328
And here's another interview I did before that: http://www.jinxiboo.com/blog/2010/9/9/jinxis-interview-with-artist-and-painter-lawrence-yang.html

Q: Can you help me design a tattoo?
A: Unfortunately I don't have much time these days to do commissioned work, but please feel free to use my artwork in your tattoo design. If possible, I'd love to see a picture of how it turns out!

Q: Can my band use your artwork in an album cover? How much?
A: Feel free to use my artwork at no cost! All I ask is that you add my name (Lawrence Yang) and website (http://www.suckatlife.com) somewhere in the liner notes. And if possible, I'd love to get a copy of the album.


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All work © Lawrence Yang 2009