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  Photo by Julia C Liu, 2023

b. Vancouver n. Hong Kong
l./w. Brooklyn

Miranda Zhen-Yao Van-Boswell is an artist of the Hong Kong diaspora working in photography, writing, and performance. Miranda came of age as an artist in the ancestral homelands of the Narragansett Nation (colonially known as Providence, Rhode Island). She graduated from Brown University in 2020 with a BA in Visual Arts before becoming the Work Exchange Artist in Residence at the Wedding Cake House (2021-23). 

Miranda’s work engages the triangular affair of translation, rituals of domesticity, as well as the intersection of personal and collective histories. She performs with Bread & Puppet Theatre, as well as Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir.  


January-February 2024 海巫 Seawitch, Hong Kong
October 2021-May 2023 The Wedding Cake House, Providence, RI


2023 Public Art Learning Fund Grant, New England Foundation of the Arts
2022 Make Art Grant, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts
2022 Community Engagement Grant, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts
2020 Roberta Joselin Award, Brown University
2019 LINK Award, Brown University

Exhibitions & Performances

2023 Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, Joe’s Pub, NYC
2023 Danzantes del Alba, Teatro Línea de Sombra, NYC
2023 The Heart of the Matter Circus, Bread & Puppet Little Big Tour
2023 Service Tension, Block Island Airport Gallery, Block Island, RI
2023 Women’s Stories, Crossroads, Providence, RI
2023 Rinse After Light, 1911, Providence, RI
2022 Fourth World, The Castle, Providence, RI
2022 Dust, Museum of Everyday Life, Glover, VT
2022 Would That: Expressions of Possibility in Asian America and Diaspora, Providence Public Library, Providence RI
2020 Virginities, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence RI
2019 Adolescence, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence RI
2019 Imagen y Palabra, Aquí Gallery, Santiago, Chile