Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew is a New York based lighting designer and puppetry artist. She received a BA with Special Honors Curriculum (Phi Beta Kappa) from University of Washington, and an MFA in Design from California Institute of the Arts, where she studied under Christopher Akerlind, Christopher Barreca, Janie Geiser and Erik Ehn. In 2006 she was awarded the Gilbert Hemsley Lighting Internship. As part of the internship, she worked with the Lincoln Center Festival, New York City Opera and the New York City Ballet. Jeanette continues to work with these organizations after the completion of her internship. Her designs and puppetry works had been seen in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland (Oregon), Minneapolis, Madison (Wisconsin) and New York.
Some of her recent works include: Kaspar Hauser with Elizabeth Swados at The Flea, L'incoronazione di Poppea with Isabel Milenski at Hofstra University, Jepthe & Provenzale (video design) with Jennifer Griesbach, Oph3lia with Aya Ogawa at HERE Arts Center, Endoftheworld Love Song with Jeremy Bloom, Frankenstein (Mortal Toys) with Los Angeles based Automata at HERE Arts Center, Invisible Glass with Janie Geiser at REDCAT (LA), The Saint Plays with Alison Heimstead at Open Eye Figure Theatre, and Experimental Text Festival at Ontological-Hysteric Theater.
As a puppetry artist, her toy theater production of The Butcher Men was invited to the 2006 Prague Quadrennial and MILK was part of the Labapalooza 2007 (Puppet Lab) at St. Ann’s Warehouse (NYC).
Jeanette is also a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program.