Yen-Ching Chang was born in Taiwan in 1980. She received her BFA in Design from the Chinese Culture University in 2001. Because of her love for painting, she started learning the foundation of drawing and painting and was instructed by her mentor Yimaukun in Taiwan from 2007 to 2009. In 2012, she got her MFA degree in Figurative Painting from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
Yen-Ching Chang has many years of art teaching experience as a private teacher at her own atelier and as a public school teacher. Her paintings are both reflections on and celebrations of life, and she enjoys the challenge and freedom of painting from life. Yen-Ching seeks to bring out the artistic spirit within her subjects and strives to express the feelings and emotions she experiences from daily life through her representational paintings.
The main body of Yen-Ching's work lies in the field of portraiture, figurative and landscape painting. When she paints, she connects with her subjects through careful study and observation. She sees visual storytelling as one of the bridges of communication between her and the viewers. Yen-Ching's goal with work is nothing less than to touch the viewers' hearts.
Artists from the late 19th century inspire Yen-Ching greatly. Her favorite artists are Ilya Repin (1844-1930), Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884), Giacomo Favretto (1849-1887), Antonio Mancini (1852-1930), John Singer Sargent (1856-1952), Isaac Levitan (1860-1900), Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923), Valentin Serov (1865-1911) and Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955.)
2012 Oil Painters of America
2012 California Art Club
2014 Western Regional Exhibition, Oil Painter of America
2014 Selected - 23rd Annual national Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,
Oil Painter of America
2013 Selected - 22nd Annual national Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,
Oil Painter of America
2013 RayMar Art painting Competition 2011-2012 6th Annual Cpmpetition Winners
2012 Best of show - RayMar's 6th Annual Fine Art Competition, Octorber.
2012 Ann Calhoun Memorial 1st Place Award - 57th SAL Haggin Museum Juried Exhibition
2012 Finalist - BoldBrush Painting Competition, August 2012
2012 Finalist, Figurative - International ARC Salon, 2011 - 2012 "Little Gir with Toy Cars"
2012 Finalist, Figurative - International ARC Salon, 2011 - 2012 "Lisa"
2012 Director's Choice Award - MFA Annual Spring Show
Academy of Art University, San Franciso, CA
2012 Selected - 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,
Oil Painters of America
2012 Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence - Greenhouse International Salon
2011 Second Place - BoldBrush Painting Competition, October.
2011 Honorable Mention - SouthwestArt "Emerging Artists|21 Under 31"
2011 Finalist - The Artist's Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition Portrait/Figure.
2011 Finalist - 1st Annual Plein Air Salon
2011 Selected - Greenhouse International Salon
2011 Third Place - Figurative MFA Annual Spring Show
Small Work Award - MFA Annual Spring Show
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2010 Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA - Selected
2008 Taiwan Natinal Exhibution Committee for Arts - Selected