Alum making his mark in New York

We love to happen across stories of our alumni making waves in the art world. One such story shows Tianlan Deng's latest exhibition "Cave."

Check out Tianlan's spotlight on "ARTpublika" HERE. His installation "Cave" exhibited in the group show Duality in Brooklyn, New York, and explores Tianlan's experience in the education systems in America and China.

SA/VS' alum Tianlan Deng is originally from Shanghai, China. He began painting traditional Chinese painting and now focuses on installation practice, text-based art, and projected media. Tianlan also draws inspiration from his architecture background.

University of Kentucky students and faculty may recognize Tianlan's name and work. In 2016, he won a competition to create work for the then new Gatton College of Business and Economics. Tianlan drew on inspiration from his home country for his winning design, which is featured in the building’s atrium on the first floor.

Learn more about Tianlan on his website.