Marienne Yang (1983 - )
Marienne Yang is an active member of the art education scene in Singapore. Born in 1983, she began her career in art education in 2005 upon graduating from The University of Tasmania, Australia, with a Bachelor of Fine Art with a Dean's Roll of Excellence. After graduation, Yang took on roles as a relief art teacher at various schools in Singapore. She then obtained a Master’s degree in Contemporary Practice from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, in 2009. Since 2007, Yang has contributed significantly to the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), working as a Lecturer in Fine Arts to becoming the Vice-Dean of the School of Art and Design. Her dedication to nurturing students is commendable as she constantly seeks to develop programmes to engage students and promote their interest in art.
Besides being an educator, Yang is also a member of The Artist Village since 2005 and has served as a committee member on several occasions. Founded by artist Tang Da Wu, this contemporary art group aims to bring together artists to question existing concepts of art making and promote art outreach in Singapore. Yang expresses her struggles and pain through art making and views the process as a form of therapy. Yang experiments with various art styles and has produced works in forms ranging from installation to photography.