Yan Xinyue (b.1992) is a Chinese artist who's currently based between Shanghai and Los Angeles. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp (Belgium) with an MFA in painting in 2018. Yan's work portrays the tension in everyday life in the context of rapid urban development. She manipulates objects and subjects into different painterly forms - reality and fantasy are mixed on the same canvas, and the dynamic and the tranquil are blended - revealing the conflict between being a part of society and being an individual. The irony and humor in her paintings invite viewers to escape the solemnity of reality and enter a universe of imagination and possibilities.

Yan Xinyue's solo and two-person exhibitions include Revisit, Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai (2024); A Prayer for the Sunset, Sans Titre, Paris (2023); To look Is to Eat, Jack Barrett Gallery, New York (2023); Summer Mist, Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai (2020). Her work has also been shown in group exhibitions at C L E A R I N G, Los Angeles (2024);Public Gallery, London (2023); Harper's, Los Angeles (2023); Sans Titre, Paris (2022); Current Plans, Hong Kong (2021); Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai (2019); A+ Contemporary, Shanghai (2019); De Brakke Grond - Flemish Cultural Center Amsterdam (2018), among others.