Mary Yang is a designer and educator based in Boston, MA. She works with clients and collaborators on projects relating to the arts, music, and academia designing identity systems, publications, exhibitions, websites, posters, proposals, and performances. She has worked with the RISD Museum, Verso Books, among others.

She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Communication Design from Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Previously, she worked on the Graphic & Brand Design team at 
Victoria’s Secret PINK in NYC, the University of Washington Press in Seattle, WA, and Studio Blue in Chicago, IL. She is an Assistant Professor at Boston University where she teaches in the Graphic Design BFA and MFA programs.

Email mary@openrehearsal.us
Instagram @marukie

Available for projects and collaborations. Full CV and work samples available upon request.

✹ Selected Teaching & Speaking

       2019—Present
Assistant Professor & Co-Chair of BFA Graphic Design, Boston University, College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, Boston, MA

        2018
Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design, Boston University, College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, Boston, MA

Alumni Presentation, Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO

        2017
Speaker, Royal Musical Association Study Day on Music and Space as part of the Manchester Theatre in Sound Festival of Electroacoustic Music, University of Manchester, UK

Guest Lecturer & Critic, Publication Design with Jayme Yen, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Instructor, Digital Light Projection: Deconstructing the Screen (self-proposed curriculum with Da Wei), Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Newly Formed with Christopher and Kathleen Sleboda, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

        2016
Guest Critic, Architecture Portfolio Prep with José Menéndez, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Brand Identity and Typography II, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

        2015
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Brand Identity, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

✹ Selected Exhibitions & Awards

      2019
Word Art, Space Us, Boston, MA

Lines/Divide, Curated by Joshua Duttweiler, Boston East Gallery, Boston, MA

      2018
RISD Graphic Design Triennial,
Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

A Few Conversations Between Women, Boston University Art Galleries, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

     2017
Grant recipient, Seattle Design Foundation, Seattle, WA

It’s in the Bag*
, RISD Grad Show 2017, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

RISD Grad Selections Show, Sol Koffler Gallery, CIT/Mason Building, RISD, Providence, RI

Entr’acte (commissioned project), RISD Museum, Providence, RI

          2016
Scoring Sound Gestures in Space, X, Y, and Z: Graphic Design in Space taught by James Goggin, RISD EXPOSÉ, Providence, RI

SeeHER, AIGA Rhode Island, RISD Graphic Design Commons, Design Center, Providence, RI

         2015
ROI: Return on Investment, Design and the Gallery taught by Jiminie Ha, RISD Graphic Design Commons, Design Center, Providence, RI

Dimensions Variable: Graphic Design Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI

          2014
CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Design (with Studio Blue), Curated by Rick Valicenti, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL


✹ Selected Publications & Features

The Boston Globe, New England Literary News

Perplex, Abstract & Delight: A Few Covers by Audrey Meyer (author), published by Katherine Small Gallery

Faculty Feature: Mary Yang, Graphic Design, Boston University, College of Fine Arts

Strings Attached Extra: A look behind the look, University of Washington, School of Music

Is the Internet Down? (contributor), published by Draw Down Books

Where the Wind Blows, published by Open Rehearsal, distributed by Draw Down Books

RISD Graduate Exhibition Graphics Are Hyper-Adaptive, Graphic Design USA


© 2020 Mary Yang
Updated March 2020