About

Bodies, to me, are expressions of vigor, possibility and connection; They are where emotion and intuition meet, made coherent through introspection and analysis. I use them in my paintings and drawings as metaphors for impermanence and change, often in relation to personal identity and sexuality, employing a personal vocabulary of bold strokes, colour and distortions to express an inner world made opaque by noise and structure. These bodies are motifs to me, as much as the patterns woven into them, used for their familiarity to build beguiling rhythms.

Yanqing Low (b.1985, Singapore) is an emerging contemporary artist working in a figurative vein. She earned her BFA from LASALLE College of the Arts and has mentored with Rebecca Léveillé. She works in a way that is heavily informed by drawing, painting with bold lines and gestures that lay her process bare. Her work has been shown in both Singapore and New York. She was recently part of PoetsArtists’s ‘Adorn Me’, an online exclusive, and ‘Painting the Figure Now 2019’ at WMOCA. She was also part of two group shows at Site:Brooklyn Gallery, New York earlier in the year – “Art on Paper” and “Birthday Suit”.

EDUCATION

2018 – 2019

Mentorship with Rebecca Leveille & Scott M. Fischer

2008 – 2009

LASALLE College of the Arts, Bachelor of Arts with 2nd Class Honours (1st Division)

2006 – 2008

Art Center College of Design, Illustration / Fine Art

Memberships

2019 to Present

Shows

2019

“The Figure in Art” 33 Contemporary, Artsy (Group)
“The Vault” 33 Contemporary, Artsy (Group)
“Painting the Figure Now 2019” Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin (Group)
“Lethbridge 20000” Lethbridge Gallery, Australia (Group)
“Birthday Suit” 
Site:Brooklyn Gallery, New York (Group)
“Adorn Me”  Online Exclusive, PoetsArtists (Group)
“Art on Paper”  Site:Brooklyn Gallery, New York (Group)

2010

“Flight”  White Canvas Gallery (Group)
“Draw Me”  My Art Space (Solo)

publications / Awards

2019

Finalist in Lethbridge 20000
“‘Painting The Figure Now’: Poetsartists’ Newest Exhibition” Beautiful Bizarre
“Figurative Art Today” American Art Collector, Issue #169, July 2019
“@yqin.art #expressionistic #gestural #sensual” Hashtagartmag, Written by Didi Menendez
“Adorn Me”  PoetsArtists, Foreward and curated by Carol Hodes

Work