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’s woodcut prints “Peeled Orange” and “Cashew” are showing in the group show “Giant Steps” at LIC Arts Open Gallery. The exhibition shows a collection of large scale works including painting, drawing, print, sculpture and video. Thanks to curator Richard Mazda for this opportunity.
The show runs from Jan-10 - Feb 8th.
Address: 30-30 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY.
One of Ruonan’s peach paintings is exhibited in National Association of Women Artists’s group show: Watercolor - Luminous Light
Jan 9-29, 2019
Reception: Jan 17, 2019 5-7 pm
The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country, is a vibrant community of professional women artists that strives to support its members and women artists at large through exhibitions, programs and education.
Little But Fierce is a group exhibition thoroughly investigates ferocity and the myriad ways it can be demonstrated in art. Some artists tackle difficult subjects head on, including environmental issues, gender expression, and the body, while others display their ferocity with more formal choices: high key colors, aggressive impasto, and a diverse range of artistic styles. Little But Fierce challenges viewers’ expectation that small art has a small impact, and each small work shines as a gem in this treasure of a show.
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.