Yanmei Jiang is from Guangzhou China, and now lives and works in New York. Her artworks are about self-exploring and rebuilding. As a female who was born and grew up in China, she felt oppressed by the patriarchal culture and affected by multi-cultures. Her photography work Me and Me got Taipei Photo Emerging Talent Award, Taiwan China(2016), Dummy Award Kassel, Shortlist, Germany (2016), Three Shadows Photography Award, Shortlist, China (2016), and Xitek EOS New Talent Award, China (2015). It was collected by Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Germany, Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, China, and personal collectors.

Currently, Yanmei mainly practices painting and sculpture. She uses art to explore herself and intimate relationships. She practices drawings, poems, and sculptures to express female energy in space to make her be seen. This is a way she tries to rebuild herself and regain confidence. Her photography work is about self-exploring and intimate relationships. Her paintings of The Softness in Your Eyes are about intimate relationships from memories, fantasy, and female emotions. Her sculptures are about childhood and love. Her character creation paintings are about self-exploring and rebuilding.


Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York (2021-2023)

Taipei Photo Emerging Talent Awards, Taiwan (2016)
Dummy Award Kassel, Shortlist, Germany (2016)
Three Shadows Photography Award, Finalist, China (2016)
Xitek EOS New Talent Award, China (2015)

German foundation Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung,2020.
Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, 2020.

Personal collected, China

Personal collected, Germany

Solo Exhibitions:
2017, Me and Me, Space Place, Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
2016, Me and Me, Ray Art Center, Shanghai, China.
2014, Me and Me, Voutu Space, Guangzhou, China.

Group Exhibitions:

2023, Cement, TaiL of A Gecko, Temple Gallery & Tutu Gallery, New York, USA.

2023, wood panel paintings, Stockwell Collective, Boston, USA.

2023, The Softness in Your Eyes, Echo Box, Latchkey Gallery, New York, USA.

2021, Me and Me, Wild Horses’, Sim Smith Gallery, London, English.

2018, Me and Me, The Family of No Man, Arles Cosmos, Arles, France.

2017, The Port and the Image Project: Documenting China’s Harbor Cities, China Port Museum, China.

2017, Me and Me, La Maison de Z “Made In China”, Arles, France.

2016, Me and Me, Three Shadows Photography Award, Beijing/Xiamen, China.

2016, Me and Me, The 8th Fotobook Festival Kassel, Germany / China.

2016, Me and Me, Taipei Photo Festival, Taipei, Taiwan China.

2016, Me and Me, Xitek New Talent Award, Shanghai, China.

2015, Group Exhibition, Gucang Dummy Award Martin Parr Edition, Lanzhou Foto Festival, Lanzhou, China.

2015, Group Exhibition, Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China.

2015, @Daily Snapshot, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.


  • Book: ABOUT US. Young Photography in China

        (I am one of the artists in the book.)

Publisher: Hirmer Publishers, Munich Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek and Petra Giloy-Hirtz. With essays by Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek, Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Marine Cabos-Brullé, and Karen Smith

Date of publication: 2021

Language: English

296 pages, 239 color illustrations


25 × 30 cm

ISBN 978-3-7774-3656-2

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2013, One of the mentors of a handmade book workshop, Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China.

2013, Held a handmade book workshop, Fei Gallery, Guangzhou, China.

2012, Held a Self-publishing book workshop, Times Museum Community Art Festival, Guangzhou, China.


2016, Me in Private Images—From Life Struggles to Social Realities, Ray Art Center, Shanghai, China.