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Xiaojing Yan   闫晓静

Education:

2007  M.F.A. Sculpture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA. USA
2004  Certificate Jewelry Essentials, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
2000  B.F.A. Decorative Art, Nanjing Arts Institute, Jiangsu, China

Solo Exhibitions:

2017
Out From Among The Tranquil Woods, Varley Art Gallery, Markham, Ontario, Canada (Sep)
TBD, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China (Dec.2017-Mar.2018)
Under the Willow Tree, Kontort Project Space, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto, Canada (Feb-Mar)
2015
Hybrid Vigour, The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario, Canada (Jun-Jul)
Cloud Cell, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada (Jan)
New Growth-Breath in Unison, Orleans Gallery, Ottawa School of Art, Ontario, Canada (Mar-Apr)
2014
Red and White Melody
, +15 WINDOW SPACE, Truck Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, AB,    Canada (Oct-Nov)
Innocence & Experience, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Canada (Aug-Sept)
2012
A Grasp of Shadows, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada (Mar)
The Language of Life, Fairview Library Gallery, Toronto, Canada (May)
2011
New Growth, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario, Canada (Oct-Dec)
Bridge, Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (Feb-Apr)
Cloudscape, Exhibition in corresponding to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Todmorden Mills Heritage   Museum, Toronto, Canada (Oct)
2010
Shells, Cocoons and Clouds, IndexG Gallery, Toronto, Canada (Mar-Apr)
2009
Floating, Phoenix Art Gallery, Nanjing, China (Nov)
2008
The Language of Life, Bluff Gallery, Scarborough Arts Council, Canada
2006
Transmigration and Spirit, thesis exhibition, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA (Jun)
2004
One person exhibition, Miller Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

Special Projects:

2015-2016
Cloud Cell, The Heart of Healing, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Rental Program,Oakville, Ontario, Canada
2014
Cloud Cell
, Featured project at Art Toronto-Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (Oct)
Critique – No Vacancy Contemporary Art Event, Village Square, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
2013
Art Toronto-Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (Oct)
Dream StateNo Vacancy Contemporary Art Event, The Waterfront Hotel, Burlington, Ontario,Canada (Sept)
Face to Face, Artist Project – Installation Zone, Better Living Centre, Toronto, Canada (Feb)

2012
Beyond Geography/ featured exhibition at Art Toronto-Toronto International Art Fair,curated by Zheng Shengtian and Katherine Don, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto (Oct)
2011
Face to Face, Come Up to My Room 2011, as part of Toronto International Design Festival (TIDF) , The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada (January)
2010
Mutation, City on the Move-Young Artist Festival, Don mill Subway Station, Toronto, Canada
2009
Mutation, City on the Move-Young Artist Festival, Kennedy Subway Station, Toronto, Canada

Public Art and Collections:

2017 Nature’s Bounty, AquaBlu Condo Development at Town of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
2013  Cloudscape, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada
2010  Reflection, Downtown Bike Rack design, City of Burlington Public Art Program, Ontario, Canada

Award/Grant:

2017   Project Grant to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts
2017   Exhibition Assistant Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2017   Mid-Career Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2016   Chalmers Arts Fellowships, Ontario Arts Council
2016   Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2016   Exhibition Assistant Grant, Ontario Arts Council (2)
2015   Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2015   Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2014   Young Alumni Achievement Award, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
2014   Exhibition Assistant Grant, Ontario Arts Council (3)
2013   Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2013   Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2013   Exhibition Assistant Grant, Ontario Arts Council (2)
2013   Mandarin Profile Awards, Fairchild TV, Canada
2012   Exhibition Assistant Grant, Ontario Arts Council (3)
2011   International Conference Travel Grant, College Art Association, New York, USA
2011   Exhibition Assistant Grant, Ontario Arts Council (3)
2011   Best of Show Award, Annual Juried Exhibition, The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
2010   Project Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2010   Exhibition Assistant Grant, Ontario Arts Council (2)
2009   Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2009   Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2009   Best of Show Award, 135th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists
2008   Emerging Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2006   Graduate Student Research Grant, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
2005   University Senate Travel and Research Grant, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
2004   Merit Scholarship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
2004-2007   Graduate Fellowship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
2004   Dean’s Metal Award-for achieving the highest GPA, George Brown College, Toronto

Selected Group and Two Person Exhibitions:

2017
New White Door: Come in from the Cold, Gallery 50, Toronto, Canada (Mar)
The Crafted, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

2016
On The Occasion of An Event, Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai, China (Nov)
The Heart of Healing, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

2014
Out Sourcing, University Museum at Nanjing University of Arts, China (Dec-Jan)
The Red and the Black– The biennial World of Threads Festival, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Joshua Creek, Oakville, Ontario, Canada (Nov)
Inside / Outside, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL USA (June-July)
INTREPID, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto (Feb-Mar)
(Da bao)(Takeout), curated by Shannon Anderson and Douglas Lewis, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC, Canada (Jan-Mar)

2013
Inside/Outside, Blink gallery, Ottawa, Canada (Jul-Aug)
(Da bao)(Takeout), curated by Shannon Anderson and Douglas Lewis, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Apr-Jun)
Artist Project – Installation Zone, Better Living Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Feb)
Group Show, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Jan-Feb)

2012
Inside/Outside, the Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Canada (Nov -Dec)
Material Connections, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Nov-Dec)
(Da bao)(Takeout), curated by Shannon Anderson and Douglas Lewis, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Nov-Jan)
(Da bao)(Takeout), curated by Shannon Anderson and Douglas Lewis, Varley Public Art Gallery, Markham, Ontario, Canada (Sep);
Bridging Cultures, two person show, curated by Lenore Burton, The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Centre, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada (May);
Colour and Form Biennial Art Exhibition, Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Art Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (May – June);

2011
The View from Here: New Landscape, curated by Dawn Owen, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Oct) (Catalog)
Infinity, Sculptors Society of Canada, 83rd Anniversary Members’ Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, oronto, Canada (Sep)
Memory, Ontario Society of Artist 137th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada (April);
Instruments for Free Space: [TheUser] & Xiaojing Yan, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada (May-July);
Annual Juried Exhibition , Latcham Gallery , Stouffville, Ontario Canada (April -May);
3rd Dimension, Sculptor’s Society of Canada, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada (Aug-Sep);

2010
Insomnia, Redhead Gallery, Toronto, Canada;
Critical Mess-Member Show, Sculptor’s Society of Canada, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada;
Biannual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada;
Recall – 25th Juried Exhibition, Scarborough Arts Council, Ontario, Canada;
Spring Fever, Scarborough Arts Council, ON, Canada;
Cause & Effect – 136th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada;
Lust, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Canada

2009
Common Thread 2009, Biennial International Fiber Art & Craft Festival, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Canada;
10th Annual Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, Sculptor’s Society of Canada, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Canada;
Untapped, Juried Exhibition, Artist Project Toronto, Canada;
The New Hybrids -Juried Exhibition in Mixed Media, The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Canada;
Open Mind – Ontario Society of Artists 135th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada;
41st Open National Juried Show, Society of Canadian Artists, Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum, Toronto, Canada;

2008
Color and Form Society Biennial Exhibition, Paper Mill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum, Toronto, Canada;
35th Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, ON, Canada;
Surface – Ontario Society of Artists 134th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada;
Open Juried Show, Beaux-art Brampton, Brampton, Canada;
Sculpture Group Show, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, Canada;

2006
Cross-Cultural Exchange, Robert Shaw Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA;
Annual Graduate Juried Exhibition, University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA;

2005
Three Rivers Art Festival, P.P.G. Wintergarden, Pittsburgh, PA, USA;
The Adirondack Chair: Transformation/Reinvention, University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, USA;
Annual Graduate Juried Exhibition, University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA;

Teaching Experience:

2010   Art Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC Canada

Selected Bibliography:

  • Hybrid Vigour Exhibition Review, Margaret Rodgers, Sculpture Magazine, October 2016 Vol. 35 No. 8
  • Ryan Smith , Of Clouds and Cocoons: Interview with Xiaojing Yan by Matthew Ryan Smith, Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Volume 14, Number 4, July/August 2015. pp.73-82
  • Duncan Fletcher, Latcham Celebrates Local Talents, Stouffville Review, Volume 2, issue5, May 2015
  • OMNI TV interview, September 2015
  • Fairchild TV interview, October 2015
  • Randy Cui, A Bridge Connects East and West, Green Life Magazine, Toronto, August 17, 2012. pp. 07
  • Cloudcell, On Record, Sculpture Magazine, 34 .No. 8 October 2015
  • Ling-Zhi, On Record, Sculpture Magazine, 34 .No. 5 June 2015
  • Textile Art Around the world, Ellen Bakker, 2014, ISBN: 9789081847674 pp.
  • (Dabao)(Take out), Galleries West, summer 2013 pp.62
  • In the Pond, On Record, Sculpture Magazine 31 .No. 9 November 2012
  • Cloudscape“, Canadian Art, Fall 2012, pp 191
  • Lindy Weng, “Art of Xiaojing Yan”, the World Journal, Toronto, June 15, 2012. pp.A12
  • Take Out”, Today Commercial News, Toronto, May 24, 2012. pp.9
  • Mariam Nader, (Da bao)(Taleour):Goo to Go, Canadian Art, Review online, June 7, 2012
  • Television Interview, Fairchild Television, 2012
  • Featured in Markham Life—An Official Publication of the Town of Markham, Summer 2012. pp. 10
  • Xiaojing Yan’s Immigrant Life, The World Journal ,Toronto, June 15, 2012. pp.A12
  • Morgan Ian Adams, Bridging Cultures, The Enterprise—Bulletin, May 25, 2012. pp. 8
  • Artsync Interview, January 2012
  • (Dabao)(Takeout)-Xiaojing Yan’s “Bridge”, Today Commercial News, Toronto, May 24, 2012. Pp.9
  • A Grasp of Shadows, Today Commercial News, Toronto, May 27, 2012. Pp. 10
  • M. Vaughan, Sailors, psychoanalysis and star anise, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, Mar. 17, 2012. pp. R14
  • Gareth Bate, Ten Up-and-Coming Canadian Fiber Artists to Watch, Fiber Focus, Volume 54, Winter 2011. pp.13
  • Best of Worldwide Sculpture Artists Volume I, Kennedy Publishing & The Best of Artists, 2011, ISBN 097963587SC
  • Arlene Laskey. Display Prompts Reflection on Possibilities of Growth, The Expositor, November 24, 2011. pp. A10
  • The Liberty Cleaner, February 2011, VOL.12, NO.3. pp. 7
  • Gareth Bate & Dawne Rudman. Weekly Artist Interview, http://worldofthreadsfestival.com
  • Jes Sachse. “Bridge”, Arthur Newspaper, Peterborough, March 2, 2011, Volume 45, issue 19
  • Toronto International Design Festival, Norstar Realty Weekly, January 14,2011. pp. C3
  • Jeremy Vandermeij. Interview with Xiaojing Yan, com
  • Face to Face by Xiaojing Yan, com feature artist
  • Toronto International Design Festival (TIDF) Catalogue, 2011
  • M. Vaughan. Just don’t Expect Decoration 101, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, January 29, 2011. pp.R12
  • Andrew Sardone. Double Identity, NOW Magazine, January 27-Febraury 2, 2011, ISSUR 1514 VOL.30 NO. 22. pp.24
  • Live in a Bubble, On Record, Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 29 .No. 7 September 2010
  • Bridge, On Record, Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 29 .No. 2 March 2010
  • Ni, Jie. Meaningful Cadence—Xiaojing Yans Art I . Nanjing Morning Post, November 27, 2010, pp. A09
  • Ni, Jie. Meaningful Cadence—Xiaojing Yans Art II . Nanjing Morning Post, December 13, 2010, pp. A09
  • Ying, Jiacang and Ni, Jie. Meaningful Cadence —Xiaojing Yans Art. Taiwan International Forum, December 8, 2010, pp. 4
  • Television Interview, Fairchild Television, 2010
  • Ni, Jie. Xiaojing Yans Solo Exhibition in Nanjing. Nanjing Morning Post, November 26, 2009, pp. A08
  • Zhang, Lingling. Floating, Nanjing Daily News, December 12, 2009, pp. B4
  • Ying, Jiacang and Ni, Jie. The Confluence of East and West in the Art of Xiaojing Yan. Taiwan International Forum, December 20, 2009, pp. 4
  • Frond, Woodwork Magazine, August 2007, pg. 46
  • Frond, The Penn, February 2005, VOL. 91.NO. 141, pg. 4

Artist Talks/ Panel Discussions:

2015
The Latcham Gallery, Artist Talk, Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
Ottawa School of Art, Artist Talk, Orleans Gallery, Ontario, Canada

2014
Lonsdale Gallery, Artist Talk, Toronto, Canada
Surrey Art Gallery, Artists in Conversation, Laiwan, Zheng Shengtian, and Xiaojing Yan. Surrey, BC, Canada

2012
The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Centre, Artist Talk, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada (May)
Varley Public Art Gallery, Panel Discussion, organized by Markham Arts Council and Diaspora Dialogues.
Varley Public Art Gallery, Artist Talk, Markham, Ontario, Canada (May)

2011
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Artist Talk, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Oct)

Curatorial Project:

2016       Idiorrhythmic: Canadian & Chinese Artists Urban Public Art Creation Project , Suzhou Industrial Park, organizer: Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China (Oct-Nov) Participating Canadian artists:  Iain Baxter, Ian Carr-Harris, Yvonne Lammerich, Xiaojing Yan, Yam Lau, Nadia Myre ,Alexandre David, Mani Mazinani, Scott Harbor.  Participating Chinese Artists: Wang Xubin, Shen Jianguo, Cao Lei, Chen Ping, Zhou Nianqing2007        Ye Wei’s Chinese Landscape Painting, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA