Yishi Deng
Artist/
Painter

Yishi Deng

Painter

Bio

Yishi Deng is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York, born in Guangzhou(China), to a family of a judge father, an investor mother, and a scientist brother. She received her BFA in fashion design from Academy of Art University and MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design. She specializes in illustration, fashion styling, and VR interactive design. Yishi has been honing her illustration skill since she was old enough to paint with her mother’s favorite lipstick. Starting out as a fashion stylist, Yishi has worked with renowned photographers and top-notch magazines in Asia, including MilkX HongKong and Harper’s Bazaar China. Leveraging her curiosi-ty, she constantly explores the possibilities of mediums and narrative forms that would reach broad audiences. Mixed reality, including virtual reality and augmented reality, is one of her shin-ing talents. “Adulting”, a VR interactive experience Yishi created in 2019 to ease her parents’ concern of immature daughter, has successfully touched audiences age range from 8 to 73. “Adulting” has been invited to showcase at NYC Media Lab and featured by XReality Center. She continues to grow as an illustrator and keeps painting to cope with the uncertainty even dur-ing the pandemic. Her love for bright colors and animals has brightened up thousands of heavy hearts on social media.

Artworks