Yangyang Pan studied at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute where she received her Honours Bachelor of Arts and her Master’s of Fine Art. She remained as an instructor until 2006 when she immigrated to Canada. Her current work focuses on the contrasts found in nature. Beauty and cruelty, its hostility and hospitality are at the foundation of her inquiry. In this present body of abstract paintings, she develops a visual language that expresses her inspiration taken from natural optical cues and infuses it with spirit and spontaneity sourced from emotions within.
Pan has exhibited in Canada and the United States. Her work can be found in both public and private collections including the Government of Ontario, Holt Renfrew Canada, and The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts.