Xiaojing Yan is a China born Toronto-based artist. Her labour-intensive works infuse with the émigré’s complicated sense of cultural and psychological bifurcation and create contemporary connections to ancestral values. Drawing from Chinese customs and materials invested with symbolic meaning, her unique point of view brings together the past and the present, encompasses culture and nature, art and science. Recent exhibitions include Chinese-American Arts Council in NYC, Suzhou Museum in China, Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris. She holds an MFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and BFA from Nanjing University of the Arts.