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.)

MEMBERSHIPS

2012    Oil Painters of America

2012    California Art Club

AWARDS 

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

© 2020 by Yen-Ching Chang

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