Yifan Jiang is a Vancouver-based artist born in Tianjin, China. Jiang is an MFA candidate at Columbia University (2020) and holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She is currently working and living in New York City.

Jiang’s works to exaggerated, subtract, fold and compose the mundane with subtle absurdity and deadpan humor. Her practice sits at the nexus of philosophy, history, theology and science. Using idioms and structures across multiple cultures and disciplines, she weaves narratives and imageries that elucidate the sense of estrangement of being human.


2019 MFA Visual Art Candidate 2020, Columbia University, New York

2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

Selected Exhibitions

2019 Whams of Summer, Ki Smith Gallery, New York

Aesthetically Functional only, Curated by Edsel Williams, New York 

Shadow Tongue, Duplex, Vancouver, Canada

First-Year Exhibition, Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, New York

2018 TEASE, Performance & Video Night, Prentis Hall, New York 

2017 Pivots and Spins, Access Gallery, Vancouver

Just go on talking, Project space, Vancouver

Balloon, solo performance, Ladner Pioneer Library, Ladner

BFA Degree show, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver

2016 Ducks and Fishes, Neighborhood Gallery, Vancouver

School, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver

Precarium, Plaza project space, Richmond, Canada

Careful Counters, Skylight Gallery, Vancouver

2015 The new Salon, Concourse gallery, Vancouver

Home, Concourse gallery, Vancouver

Imagined landscapes, James Black Gallery, Vancouver

Year’s end, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow,UK


2019 Mildred’s Lane, Pennsylvania

2018 Vancouver art book fair, Vancouver

Teaching experience 

2019 Teaching Assistant, Painting I, Columbia University, New York

Teaching Assistant, Drawing I (pre-college art program), Columbia University, New York

Teaching Assistant, Drawing I, Columbia University, New York

2018-present Gallery Assistant, Leroy Neiman centre, Columbia University, New York

2016-2017 Art Instructor, FG Art and Design studios,Vancouver

Art Instructor, Jewish community centre of greater Vancouver, Vancouver 

Art Instructor, USEABC International Education, Richmond