42.5” x 58.5”
gouache on canvas with steel frame

Portal To The Pond
16.75” x 22.5”
gouache on linen with steel frame

same problem my father had and what he dreamed
52” x 44”
mixed media 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 (Ontario) 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. The space has 24/7 viewing access through the windows of the gallery.