Evan Desmond Yee is a contemporary artist working out of his studio in Brooklyn. His introduction to the arts was through representational painting and, over time, took an interest in sculpture. Now, Yee has diversified his craft in a variety
Creating objects that imitate new technology and advertising, Yee explores Utopian idealisms of today. Yee still claims he works representationally, but in the semiotics of popular visual culture and symbols.
Evan Yee (b. 1990, Oakland, California) is an emerging multimedia artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. With extensive, and still growing knowledge of welding and other material processes, Yee supports a rigorous studio practice as
a sculptor and a fabricator. Employing a diversity of material practices allows him to skillfully imitate a manufactured and commercial aesthetic. By pulling familiar forms and ideas from contemporary culture, then recombining them, Yee critiques
Utopian idealisms brought on by the current tech boom.
Evan has shown in a number of galleries up and down the Northeast. In 2014 he worked closely with the Parrish Art Museum to create the installation of a faux tech store. Since that time, the installation has moved from gallery to gallery in different
forms, evolving and accumulating new works in the series. Evan’s critique of the growing tech industry explores the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds while questioning the nature of our own humanity. Alongside his contemporary
artwork practice, Evan maintains an art, design and fabrication studio as a part of Liberty Labs Est. 2016, in Redhook, Brooklyn. Liberty Labs is a non-profit organization that hosts designers/ makers/ artists who want to grow their own businesses.
Here, Evan works with clients to design custom interiors, furniture and artwork. In the past, Evan has done work for Rick Owens, Totokaelo, Donna Karan, Gaiam and more.