Yangyang Pan, born in 1976, is a Chinese-Canadian artist currently working and residing in Toronto, ON. She received her Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sichuan Fine Art Institute in 1998 and went on to complete her Master of Fine Art in 2002 at the same institution. After graduating, she continued to teach as an instructor at SFAI until 2006 when she immigrated to Canada.
Pan’s work is heavily influenced by her Chinese heritage, which she blends with her experiences living in Canada. Her mixed cultural background is reflected in her artistic style, which combines traditional Chinese techniques with contemporary approaches. She often explores themes related to identity, memory, and cultural hybridity.
Pan’s art has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, and the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. Her work has also been featured in various publications such as The Globe and Mail, Canadian Art Magazine, and ArtAsiaPacific.
Pan continues to create new work that explores the intersection of her personal experiences and her cultural background. Her work reflects her ongoing exploration of identity and the ways in which cultural heritage informs and shapes one’s sense of self.