2013-16 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH MFA in Sculpture
- Recipient of University Fellowship and Graduate Teaching Associate
2009-11 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL BFA
- Recipient of Merit Scholarship
2006-08 Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA.

2021-22 HATCH Residency at Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2021 Wedge Projects, Chicago, IL
2019 Summer Intensive at High Concept Labs, Chicago, IL
2018 The Birdsell Project, South Bend, IN
2017 ACRE, Steuben, WI. - Recipient of Work-Study
Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY - Recipient of Work-Study
2015 The Birdsell Project, South Bend, IN
2014 8550OHIO, Chesterhill, OH
2013 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT - Recipient of Artist Grant and Work-Study
2012 Harold Arts (8550OHIO), Chesterhill, OH

2021 Individual Artist Support Grant, Illinois Arts Council Agency
2014 Maya Angelou Awards, Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection Award
2012 Best of Show, Beverly Arts Center's 36th Annual Juried Exhibition

2022 육안으로 보이는 밤 (A Night Visible to the Naked Eye, in conjunction with the exhibition in Chicago), Rund Gallery, Seoul, S. Korea
2021 1448 W. Howard St. Wedge Projects, Chicago, IL
2019 나의 낯선 천장과 벽에 손 흔들기 (Waving to My Foreign Ceiling and Walls), Mythtake Museum, Cheongpyeong, Gyeonggi, S. Korea
2017 Nayeon Yang l Sa'dia Rehman, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus OH. US
2015 Standard Woman, Mote078 Gallery Columbus, OH. US
2014 Practices of the Absence-i.l.o.v.e.y.o.u. Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH. US
Stay with Me: Membranes of Space in Time, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH. US
2011 Writing on Breathes, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, IL. US
2022 The Rounds, two-persons show with Osée Obaonrin, curated by Yi Cao, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL. US.
2021 Direct Messages, curated by Tess Elliot The Wrong Biennale (Forthcoming)
Survey 3: I Sense Something Has Changed, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL. US.
2020 Here We Are, Suchang Youth Mansion, Daegu, S. Korea
2019 Moving_Image_00:05, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL US
WAGE: Nayeon Yang & Marcela Torres (two-persons show), Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL US
2018 In Transit, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL. US
The Birdsell Project, Vested Interest, South Bend, IN. US
2017 Get out of Referent, Door and Room, Daejeon, South Korea
Objectified, CICA Museum, Gimpoo, Kyeungi, South Korea
2016 stArtup Art Fair in Chicago, presented by Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, MileNorth Hotel, Chicago, IL. U.S.
Extended Family,849 Gallery at Kentucky College of Art and Design, Louisville, KY. US
notitleanytitle, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH. US
The Unfolding, Mirage Gallery at Thompson Library 165, Columbus. HO. US
2016 PAB Open, Performance Art Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Performance Art Festival 15, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA. US
The Birdsell Project, The Commerce Center, South Bend, IN. US
2015 Audience Appeals and Performing Assistance, The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. US
2014 Charters, Mirage Gallery at Charters, Columbus, OH. US
Movement (Visualeyez 2014), Canada's Annual Performance Art Festival,Latitute 53, Edmontons, AB Canada
Roy G. Biv Gallery ImageOHIO 14, The Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, OH. US
2013 A John Cage MUSICIRCUS, HamMer Art Studio, Columbus, OH. US
ASYAAF(Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival) 2013, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, South Korea
Stay with Me Part 3- Breathing Togeter, Gunpoo Youth Center, Gungoo, Kyeongi, South Korea
Spit & Sin, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, IL. US
2012 Midway Fair, presented by Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery at Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL. US
Beverly Arts Center's 36th Annual Juried Exhibition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL. US
2011 Creativity in the Workp place Exhibition, The Legacy at Millennium Park, Chicago, IL. US
BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries,Chicago, IL. US
Happiness,Kirk's Apartment Chicago, IL. US
2010 ME.ME.WE., Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL. US
Spill, Betty Rymer Galleries, Chicago, IL. US
Dreams of Healing, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL US

2022 "Perpetual Motion: A Review of The Rounds at Chicago Artists Coalition" review by Kerry Cardoza Newcity, July 24, 2022.
2018 "Birdsell Project Summer Residency Exhibition Examines History, Space of South Bend's Vested Interest." by article by Nora McGreevy,South Bend Tribune, July 25, 2018.
2017 get out of referent : 지시 대상에서 벗어나라, review by NaHyun Kim
2016 'Nayeon Yang", notitleanytitle, review by Mabi Ponce de León
"An Abandoned Power Plant Is Reborn as an Art Space", The Creators Project, May 12
"Practice on Becoming An-other", Thesis by Nayeon Yang, OhioLink, May 10
The Birdsell Project / The Commerce Center, Film by Chuck Fry, April
2015 "Interview with Artist in Residence: Nayeon Yang", The Birdsell Project, July 16
Hayes Graduate Research Forum, "Recording Presence of Absence: History of Emotions / Emotions of Histories", Feburary 20
2014 The Lantern,"Body of work: Ohio State student uses a more natural canvas" December 9
Edmonton Journal, pp.B6, September 20
Roy G. Biv Gallery March 8
Panel Discussion at Hopkins Hall Gallery, Feburary 17
2013 Artist Story Time at ASYAAF 2013, July 27
Center Square Journal April 19
2011 "Episode 2" on (Channel 21) CAN tv, April 11, May 16

2014-16 Instructor (Graduate Teaching Associate), Visual Studies: Expended Media at Ohio State University, Columbus OH. US
2015 Co-instructor, Summer Art Class at Charles Martin Youth Center, South Bend, IN. US.