Ye is Chinese American artist whose research-based practice engages gendered constructions around power, and the entanglement between public space and private desire. Their work, which encompasses performance, video, installation, text, and social engagement, has been featured nationally and internationally at institutions such as The Getty, Wattis Institute, Hammer Museum, Banff Center for Arts, Material Art Fair, and Frieze Film Seoul, among others. Ye received their MFA from UCLA in 2012, and B.A. from Pomona College in Claremont, California in 2007. Working professionally as a dominatrix since 2011, Ye has been on the board of Sex Workers Outreach Project Los Angeles since 2019. She is currently a California Arts Council Creative Corps Fellow at Community Partners, and visiting faculty in the Photography & Media Program at CalArts.