Yiwei Leo Wang

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Sculpture

A native of Shijazhuang, China, Leo (Yiwei) Wang now resides and works in Chicago, Illinois. Presently, he is pursuing a graduate degree in Fine Arts Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As an interdisciplinary artist, fashion model, performer, and aspiring architect, Wang addresses key phenomena in today’s social media and pop culture by paying attention to issues such as nightlife, body image, gender stereotypes, and the power dynamic in sexual interplay. Wang is the proud recipient of several merit awards and has been showcased in three solo exhibitions (#SOFAB, (#SOFAB: FlamBOYant ONLY, and (#SOFAB: Faux Venus). For his work and personality, Wang has been featured in several publications, most notably Valley Magazine, The Daily Collegian, and Observica Magazine.