Bio

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, theology and science. Using categories and systems across multiple cultures and disciplines, she weaves narratives and imageries that elucidate the sense of estrangement of being human.

Curriculum vitae

Education

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

2017  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts. Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver

2015 Visiting student, philosophy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver   

2014   Exchange program, Painting, Glasgow School of Art Glasgow, Scotland, UK

 

Exhibitions

2019 “First year show”, Group Exhibition, Wallach Gallery Lenfest centre for the arts, New York

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

2017 “Pivots and Spins”, group exhibition, Access Gallery, Vancouver

2017 “Just go on talking”, group exhibition, Project space, Vancouver

2017 “Balloons”, solo performance, Ladner Pioneer Library, Ladner

2017 “BFA Degree show”, group exhibition, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver

2016 “Ducks and fishes”, group exhibition, Neighborhood gallery, Vancouver

2016 . “School”, group exhibition, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver

2016 “Precarium” group exhibition, Plaza project space, Richmond

2016 “Sunset table”, Group Exhibition, Unit Pitt projects, Vancouver

2016 “Community cabinet”, group exhibition, Just for fun gallery, Vancouver

2016 “Careful Counters”, group exhibition, Skylight Gallery, Vancouver

2016 “Class of 2017” group exhibition, NGX interactive, Vancouver

2016 “The new Salon” group exhibition, Concourse gallery, Vancouver

2016 “Works”, group exhibition, The old crow, Vancouver

2015 “Home”, group exhibition, Concourse gallery, Vancouver

2015 “Eat me make yourself at home”, solo exhibition, Tag gallery, Emily Carr University

2015 “Imagined landscapes”, group exhibition, James Black Gallery, Vancouver

2014 “Year’s end”, group Exhibition, Glasgow school of art, Glasgow

2014 “Blue”, group exhibition, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver

Curatorial

2018 “Slippery hand reaches slippery Tail”, group exhibition, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver  

2018 “Sharp Teeth”, group exhibition, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver  

2018 “Torpor”, group exhibition, Project Space, Vancouver  

2017 “Edging”, group exhibition, Work Space Vancouver, Vancouver  

2017 “On the beach”, group exhibition, Project Space, Vancouver  

2017 “School”, group Exhibition, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver


Residency

2018 Vancouver art book fair, Vancouver

Work Experience

2019-current TA for Drawing I, Columbia University, New York

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

2018-current BFA Mentor, Columbia University, New York

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

2016-2017 Art instructor, Jewish community centre of greater Vancouver, Vancouver

2016-2017 Art instructor, USEABC International Education, Richmond

2013-2014 Art history tutor, Emily Carr University, Vancouver

2012-2015 Art instructor, Creative motion studio, Burnaby


Contact

yj2519@columbia.edu