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.)
 

AWARDS

2014    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


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013    Oct 25 - Nov 23. Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2014    23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, OPA
             Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
2014    Street of San Francisco, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014    Spring Group Exhibition, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014    Urban Faces and Figures, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014    Small Gems, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013    8th Great American Figurative Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2013    Plein Air Show, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013    22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, OPA
             InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
2013    Streets of San Francisco, Christian Daniels Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013    City Streets/Urban Views of Bay Area, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013    Small Gems Exhibition - Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Brbara, CA 
2012    7th Great American Figurative Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2012    Tiny, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012    Fine Art Salon of Award Winning Artists of 2011-2012, Silvana Gallery, Glendale, CA
2012    City Light, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2012    57th Stockton Art League Exhibition, The Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA
2012    Cityscape, Arata Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012    MFA Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2012    21st Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, OPA
             - Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO
2012    "Greenhouse International Salon" - Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX 
2012    Small Gems Exhibition - Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Brbara, CA 
2011    Second Annual Holiday Small Works - Silvana Gallery, Glendaale, CA
2011    6th Great American Figurative Exhibition - Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Brbara, CA 
2011    International Salon of Figurative Art - Silvana Gallery, Glendaale, CA
2011    MFA Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2011    "Greenhouse International Salon" - Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2011    "Nude to Us, Go Figure" - Arata Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010    "The Magic of City Lights" - Arata Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010    MFA Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2001    Young Designer's Exhibition - International Design Alliance. Taipei, Taiwan
2000   Hwa Kang Grow Show - Hwa Kang Museum. Taipei, Taiwan


MEMBERSHIPS

2012    Oil Painters of America
2012    California Art Club
 

PRESS

  
Southwest Art September 2011


  
American Art Collector November 2011


American Art Collector July 2013