Renqian Yang earned her BFA in Ceramics from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing in 2009 and her MFA in Ceramics from Syracuse University in 2014. Currently, she lives and works in Oswego, New York as an artist and Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Oswego. Her recent exhibitions include: International KOGEI Award in Toyama 2020 Exhibition, Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, Japan (2021); As part of the NCECA conference, Rivers Connect: Unstoppable Forces in Contemporary Ceramics, Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery (2021); Renqian Yang, Cayuga Museum of History and Art, Auburn, New York (2019); Renqian Yang: Construct Deconstruction, Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue Art Gallery, Jingdezhen, China (2018).
In 2017 she had her first solo exhibition in New York at Fou Gallery. She served as a residency artist at Craigardan (2018), Jingdezhen International Studio (2018), and the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (2017). Recently, her work received an Honorable Mention at the Riverfront: 2020 exhibition at the Delaware Contemporary, US.