Marcel Yiran Wang(b.1998) is a Chinese artist and technical artist based in New York. She is currently working as a technical artist at The Mill New York, working on Motion Capture, virtual production(virtual character), and interactive experiences.
Her works involve various mediums like virtual productions, interactive installations, and music performances. Marcel’s artistic creations are highly subjective and empirical, often inspired by her own experiences, daily actions, and reflections. Her installations combine the physicality of common materials, constructing material and emotional connections through mechanical dynamics systems and exploring the interpenetration of human consciousness and collective experience. While she likes to use sound as the main medium to explore objects, natural movement, and physical laws, interpreting the most basic movement and energy of matter through romantic and meditative sound interactions. These works express the tension between a certain systematic structural order in modernism and the unpredictability of the results. She translates her private emotional experiences into a poeticized common expression using different mediums. In the reception of the viewer, the work itself is disintegrated and reconstructed by its private experience, internalized into the viewer’s own emotional experience and memories.
Marcel received her Bachelor’s degree in Oil Painting in 2020 and recently received her Master’s degree from New York University’s Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). She has performed at NYC Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit, MOCO 22’ Conference in Chicago, and NIME at NYU. Her works have been shown in HOT`BED Gallery in Philadelphia, Culture-hub Re-fest 2022, Art Number 23, and Brownie/Project at Shanghai, among others.
The IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2023, Art Gallery, group show, Vancouver, Canada, June
Currents New Media 2023, group show, Santa Fe County, US, June
Waiting Room,Immersive Art for Wellbeing, group show, HOT·BED Gallery, Philadelphia, US
Live Performance, 8th International Conference on Movement and Computing Conference, Chicago, US. June 22-24
Live Performance, New York City Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit, New York, US. April 30
Virtual Exhibition, Dialogue with Southeast Asia: ASIAN International Contemporary Art Exhibition, China. April
“Athens Open Art”, London, UK. April
Virtual Exhibition, Culturehub “Re-Fest 2022”, New York, US. March
Artist Talk, iidrr Open Calls, New York, US. Nov 15
Selected artist for “2021 Hyper youth Award”, China
“Neo-Imaginaria: A Collection of Gen-Z New Media Poetics”. Brownie/Project, M50, Shanghai, China. June
NYU Tisch ITP Spring Show ETUDE x Anomaly Open Space，Shanghai, China
The 23rd Annual Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China
“BORDER”, X Gallery, Chongqing, China
“Punctum”, The 26th Annual Exhibition of Oil Painting Department, CAEA Gallery, Chongqing, China
Elias Jarzombek and Yiran Marcel Wang. 2022. Pendular. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO ’22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 38, 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1145/3537972.3538021