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8ft x 6ft x 3ft
fake gold plated roses, iron cast fence, painting with steel frame

1521 Queen St W, Toronto
42.5” x 58.5”
gouache on canvas with steel frame

Family Portrait
10” x 8”
gouache on canvas with cover of Oct 2020 issue of NOW Magazine, Toronto

536 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto
32” x 48”
oil on canvas

YAN WEN CHANG (b. 1993) spent her life between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore before moving to Toronto, Canada, alone, at the age of 17.

In 2014, Chang was London (ON) based Artist and Writer Robert Fones’ painting assistant for his solo show at Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto. She continued to assist him for his Retrospective Show at Museum London in 2017, and returned to assist him for his 2019 solo show Notes / Sutterlin Works / Contes en Trompe-l'oeil at Olga Korper Gallery. Chang has been tremendously influenced by Fones’ text-based painting practice.

Chang graduated with a BFA in Drawing and Painting at the Ontario College of Arts and Design University and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph’s School of Fine Art and Music Studio Art program.

Chang’s solo project, Portal To The Pond, curated by the shell projects, recently opened at *QueenSpecific, Toronto in Sept 2020. The space had 24/7 viewing access through the windows of the gallery.