Fan Yan



Fan Yan was born in Beijing into an artistic and musical family. From a young age, she was drawn to painting even though her first career was that of a classically trained violinist and viola player. In 1987, she came to Hong Kong to study at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts; upon graduation she played professionally with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. After a successful musical career spanning 20 years from 1991 to 2011, Fan Yan came to realise that she had to pursue her first love, that of painting. She developed her technical skill and personal unique style with Chinese Ink, watercolour and rice paper under the tutelage of renowned local artists such as Lam Tian Xing, Cecilia Ho, Ng Chung and Pak Yeung. Fan also experiments with oil pastel, and finds inspiration in the works of Western artists such as Henri Matisse, César, Paul Klee and Marlene Dumas. She sees her art from the harmony and essence origins from music. In a few years of time she already developed her unique style of her own artistic world.

Exhibitions:
2007: “Ink – Colour – Phenomenon”, with Lam Tian Xing and the 4-D Art Club,  Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
2013: “Awakening”, with Cecilia Ho and José Drummond,Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2013: “Vivid Colours-vivid expressions”, with Lam Tian Xing and the 4-D Art Club, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
2015: “HKSAR 18th Anniversary Celebration Reminiscence of HK”,joint exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
2015: “Fusion Extravaganza”, with Lam Tian Xing and the 4-D Art Club, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
2016: “Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong”, Hong Kong CEC, Hong Kong
2016: “Third Asian Watercolor Expression 2016”, Bandung, Indonesia
2016: “2016 Incheon Global Art Exhibition”, Incheon, Korea
2017: “2017 Incheon Global Art Exhibition”, Incheon, Korea
2017: “Splashing Colours from our Heart” with Lam Tian Xing and the 4-D Art Club, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
2017: “Shenzhen International Art Fair” Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China
2018: ‘While It Goes By’Stephanie Sin & Fan Yan, Cheer Bell Gallery, Hong Kong 
2018: “Hong Kong’s Female Artists Exhibition in Saint Petersburg” Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2018: “Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong”, Hong Kong CEC, Hong Kong