Lan Yao spent her childhood exploring the narrow alleys of Beijing's Hutongs. Now, transported to the coastal rainforest of British Columbia, Canada, she runs the soft mossy trails under tall trees. The influence of these interwoven places are evident in her landscapes. She tiers layers of chaos upon layers of calm all intersecting to form a delicate yet breakable balance. A space is created for beings to play in a habitat all their own. Take some time to immerse into these scapes and one will find a place for any creature including the artist herself.
Lan Yao has a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and a degree in 3D Animation and Visual Effects from Vancouver Film School.
“ Lan is an artist that makes me think in first gear, off the blocks, where I can raise the funds to acquire one of her pieces. Who knows what’s going on in her work? It’s a prudent idea to get that stuff up on your wall, wear it in before you die. And with some nice light, you’ve bought yourself time to absorb the quiver of a fellow human being.”
— MaryMary www.ponyandrider.com