• Yang Wan 杨婉

    b.1992, Changchun, Jilin Province, China

    Yang Wan is an emerging artist based in San Francisco but born in the northeastern city of Chang Chun in China. She received BFA from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2015. Wan Yang studied painting at Massachusettes College of Art and Design 2015-2017, where she found the way to express and communicate using painting and drawing, and she received a Master of Fine Arts in June 2017. Her work entitled OUTCAST belongs to the permanent collection of CAFA Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the painting SUMMER WHISPER was collected by Copelouzos Family Art Museum in Athens, Greece. In 2019, Wan's works participated in more than a dozen exhibitions around the world. Her works shown from Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul to the University of Suffolk in the United Kingdom, as well as multiple online exhibitions and physical galleries in the United States and China. Wan's collectors from all over the world. The physicality of making an art piece, for her, is primarily in the subconscious creative process. She believes art has the potential to inspire and empower, to shape lives and carve soon-to-be-trodden paths. Perception is in sharp focus for her creative working process; painting is an extension of her body. She paints to explore the world.

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  • 1992 Born in Changchun, Jilin Province, China

    2015 BFA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

    2017 MFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, USA


    Currently lives and works in San Francisco, USA



    2015-2017 MassArt’s Dean’s Scholarship



    <Outcast> Permanent Collection, CAFA Art Museum

    <Summer Whisper> Permanent Collection, Copelouzos Family Art Museum



    2020 “Beauty in modern art”, Poland (details coming soon)

    2019 “ Painting & timeless”, Blink Magazine, vol. 034

    2019 “PROCESS AND INCIDENTS - the methodological construction of

    2019 contemporary Chinese Artists”, KUART, Issue 62

    2019 “2015-2019 Life and forward”, Blink Magazine, 5th Anniversary Special

    2019 Issue

    2018 “Yang Wan: A Language of Light”, Art China website

    2018 “Yang Wan, who is immersing in modern art”, Ya Chang China Art & Ji

    2018 Lin Daily News

    2017 “Analysis of the Difference between Chinese and American Art

    2017 Education”, Artist Magazine, January

    2016 “Art Awakening conscience,” Blink Magazine, September

    2016 “My Blazing homeland,” cover of Blink Magazine, vol. 016

    2015 “Playground” cover of Blink Magazine, vol. 008.



    2020 Sea of my mind, 798 EPARTY, Beijing, China


    2020 Ocean meditation room, PLATE_SPACE, Beijing, China

    2019 California sunset, ARTAND online, China

    2019 Murmur, ARTAND online, China

    2018 Summer Prelude, Bon Nene, San Francisco, USA

    2018 Halation, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, USA

    2012 Dream, Dreamer Art Gallery, Changchun, China



    2019 TINY, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, USA

    2019 IDEAL BOUNDARY, University of Suffolk, UK

    2019 MAGIC WAVE, Young Space, online, USA


    2019 SYAAF, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea

    2019 Art Book in China, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China

    2019 61st Annual Potrero Hill Artists’ Exhibition, San Francisco, USA

    2018 MEI Exhibition, HIMALAYAS Museum, Shanghai, China

    2017 67th Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, USA

    2017 MFA Thesis Show, Paine & Bakalar Gallery, Boston, USA

    2017 Materiality and The Layered Experience, Doran Gallery, Boston, USA

    2017 Arbitrary Color (selected), Foundry Art Center, St. Louis, USA

    2016 Winter Work, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, USA

    2016 The Work of Being Here, Doran Gallery (MCAD), Boston, USA

    2016 That thing you said, Arnheim Gallery (MCAD), Boston, USA

    2016 Ways to Use Walls, Student Life Gallery (MCAD), Boston, USA

    2016 Journey of A Thousand Miles, Museum of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China

    2016 Youth In Action, Zuo You Shi Dai Gallery, Beijing, China

    2015 Thesis Exhibition, CAFA Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

    2015 The International Arts Fair — Peach Bloom, Sunshine Art Gallery,

    2015 Beijing, China

    2015 The Youth Art Activities, YUE Museum, Beijing, China

    2015 Meet Yvel again, Xu Yuan Art Center, Beijing, China