Catalina Ouyang is a sculptor, writer, and interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans themes of desire, subjugation, race, gender, resistance, healing, and intersectionality. Ouyang's practice is an act of searching, whether through myth, oral histories, or literature, consistently disrupting the ‘normativity’ of hetero-patriarchy, desire, and identification. Ouyang’s work is visually striking in her use of both organic and inorganic media that often relate directly to the body, from carved wood, to concrete, to bacteria and yeast. 


Catalina Ouyang’s solo exhibitions include:White Male Ally at Lyles & King (New York, NY), cunt waifu at Lyles & King (New York, NY), it has always been the perfect instrument at Knockdown Center (Queens, NY); marrow at Make Room (Los Angeles, CA); fish mystery in the shift horizon at Rubber Factory (New York, NY); blood in D minor at Selena Gallery (Brooklyn, NY); and an elegy for Marco at the Millitzer Gallery (St. Louis, MO). Ouyang’s work has been included in group exhibitions at François Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), BRIC (Brooklyn, NY), Helena Anrather (New York, NY), fffriedrich (Frankfurt, Germany), like a little disaster (Polignano a Mare, Italy), Anonymous Gallery (Mexico City, Mexico), projects+gallery (St. Louis, Missouri), No Place (Columbus, Ohio), Field Projects (New York, NY), Gallery 400 (Chicago, IL), and others. Ouyang has attended residencies at Shandaken: Storm King (New Windsor, NY), the NARS Foundation (Brooklyn, NY), OBRAS (Evoramonte, Portugal), and the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL), with residencies forthcoming at the Vermont Studio Center and MASS MoCA. Ouyang is a 2020-21 Studio Artist at Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY). Ouyang has received awards from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, the Puffin Foundation, the Santo Foundation, Real Art Ways, and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Ouyang received an MFA from Yale University and is based in New York. 


Born in Chicago, IL in 1993

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY





MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT


Solo Exhibitions



Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)


No Place Gallery, ‘Three Betrayals’, Columbus, OH


Lyles & King, ‘White Male Ally’, New York, NY


Real Art Ways, ‘THE SIREN’, Hartford, CT

2020 Lyles & King, ‘cunt waifu’, New York, NY
  Knockdown Center, ‘it has always been the perfect instrument’, Queens, NY

Calle Edison 137, ‘Catalina Ouyang and Josh Dihle’, presented by Eric Ruschman, Mexico City, MX

2019 Make Room, ‘marrow’, Los Angeles, CA

Rubber Factory, ‘fish mystery in the shift horizon’, New York, NY


SCREEN_, ‘another document’, Online

  Selena Gallery, ‘blood in D minor’, Brooklyn, NY
  Make Room, ‘DEATH DRIVE JOY RIDE’, Los Angeles, CA

PLUG Projects, ‘Open Fracture (with Benjamin Rosenthal)’, Kansas City, MO 

  Trestle Projects, ‘sister, destroyer, lover’, Brooklyn, NY

Millitzer Gallery, ‘an elegy for Marco’, St. Louis, MO

  St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, ‘follies of the tuna’, St. Louis, MO
2015 fort gondo compound for the arts, ‘Virgin Pacific’, St. Louis, MO


Selected Group Exhibitions


2022 Jeffrey Deitch, curated by Kathy Huang,  ‘Wonder Women’, New York, NY (forthcoming)

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, ‘52 Artists: Revisiting a Feminist Milestone’, Ridgefield, CT (forthcoming)

  Galerie Marguo, 'The Hearing Trumpet,' organized by Danielle Shang, Paris, FR
  Lyles & King,  ‘Mouthed Echos’, New York, NY

Sculpture Center, ‘In Practice: You may go, but this will bring you back’, curated by Katherine Simone Reynolds, Queens, NY

  HOUSING, ‘Weight’, New York, NY
  Night Gallery, ‘Delusionarium 5’, Los Angeles, CA
  EPOCH Gallery, ‘Wonderland’, Online
  ‘Sexy Sex’, presented by Bianca Boragi
2020 Nicodim Gallery, ‘PAPA RAGAZZE!’, Los Angeles, CA
  Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, ‘I Don’t Know Whether the Earth is Spinning or Not: VII’, curated by Francesca Altamura and Lizaveta Matveeva, online
  François Ghebaly Gallery, ‘Materia Medica’, curated by Kelly Akashi, Los Angeles, CA
  BRIC, ‘Death Becomes Her’, Brooklyn, NY
  Pfizer Building, ‘Beyond the Visible (with Jennifer Chia-ling Ho and Min Sun Jeon)’, curated by We narrate us, Brooklyn, NY