KAIXI Yang
Kaixi (pronounced Kai-shee, born Katherine Yang in 1998,) is a polymathic artist from Auckland, New Zealand.
She is the cofounder & CEO of ENTITY, a systems design consultancy for the health of people & planet, and NOT BAD LAB, a radical innovation studio.
 
Her creative process is a subconscious flow, opening the multidimensional space to radically connect concepts, to make sense of a complex world. Technically adept, and spiritually adventurous, her works have a quality of audacity, resonance, and the sublime imbued across a diversity of media.
 
Kaixi has shown works in various solo and group exhibitions internationally. She is the recipient of CIE's Top in the World in Art & Design: Painting, Top in New Zealand in Graphic Design, and Sociology, has won regional and national awards for her paintings, and has been featured in a number of leading New Zealand news outlets. She has created in residence with bioluminescent bacteria under Dr. Siouxsie Wiles for the Auckland Art Festival, has welded with renowned large scale figurative sculptor Marco Cochrane, and has interned with genre-bending immersive artist Alexa Meade. 
 
Kaixi is a recent graduate of the Product Design program at Stanford University. Her projects range from tele-health devices that convert iPhones to ophthalmoscopes at oDocs Eye Care, modular packaging for motion sensing garments at StretchSense, wearable air pollution smart filters at AVA, a post waste market for PVC in Delhi, and jeans designed from a 3d phone scan at unspun.io, where her work got featured in Vogue Business. She participated in the selective Apple Women in Science and Engineering Mentorship program where she learned about innovative manufacturing methods.
 
She is a cofounder of ArtX, an interdisciplinary creative collective that bridges art & technology at Stanford & beyond, with the intent to posit all creative media as unified & part of an ethical discourse. They are merging expression through artist residency programs, installations - notably a 20x30 ft laser mist projection, an outdoor art fair, workshops on topics like creative coding and neural artistic style transfer, tours of institutions like Google AR/VR, and community oriented exhibitions and audio-visual festivals.
Her systems change methodology has had chance to grow in various communities - the Interact Fellowship, and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers.
Kaixi was brought up as a shopkeeper's assistant, and a wholesaler/craftsman's apprentice, in a family of storytellers, philosophers, foragers and hustlers. Drawing from the age of 4, she ended up painting and advocating for tech literacy for creative empowerment so hard that she got here. Her journey, far from complete, has been one of prolific creation of puns, resonances and harmonies, as well as personal transcendence.