In January 2019, Yan participated in jurying the group show “The Illusion and Reality” for Ning Gallery. Yan is very proud of the 14 artists who are selected from over 160 submissions.
Ruonan Yan is very excited to announce her first solo show in New York.
March 9-22, 2017
Miranda Kuo Gallery
136 Eldridge StNew York
The greatest humor is never straightforward, but straightforward can be funny.
Yan’s huge woodcut prints convey a very subtle unseriousness. The one, and sole object is presented on paper in a deadpan way. Artist chooses, and focuses on odd subjects like peeled orange or cashew, and magnifies the unimportance of these objects.
The theme of food is a common first impression people have from Yan’s work. However, what’s more accurate is, Ruonan is expressing the ridiculousness that comes from ordinariness, or even rationality.
In this Chinese New York, two of Ruonan Yan's ink drawings are exhibited in the Cross-Cultural Dialogue-China and America Young Artists Exhibition
“Happy Chinese New Year: Fantastic Art China” is organized by Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and undertaken by China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) , the most prestigious and renowned art academy in China, with US-China Cultural Institute. This is a grand international public art project that employs contemporary arts as its major medium to promote Chinese traditional culture. Joined by the preeminent artists and art institutes from both inside and outside of China. The exhibited works are selected carefully out of a great deal of entries.
On the Tribeca Ball 2016, an annual fund raising party of New York Academy of Art, also one of the biggest even in New York City, Ruonan Yan's works were impressed by many guests. Her work "Broccoli " and "West Wind Rustle 西风响 " are featured on the next day Vogue article.
It's such a honor to be featured in one of the most important press in the world. Among over 100 artists on the show, three of them left deep impression to the writer Mark Guiducci. The next day of the article publishing, Broccoli was purchased by a private collector right away.