Yan Wen Chang (b. 1993) is a visual artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. She moved to Canada from Malaysia and Singapore in 2011. Chang is invested in producing text-based paintings and installations. She was recently a recipient of the Emerging Artist Visual Art grant from the Toronto Arts Council for her first solo show at Pushmi Pullyu at 703 College St, Toronto, opening in September 2018.


2011 – 2015            
BFA in Drawing and Painting
Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON

2014 – 2017           
Studio Assistant to Robert Fones

Toronto Arts Council Grant
(Individual) Visual Arts
Emerging Artist

2018 (Sept)         
Vanda Miss Joaquim
Pushmi Pullyu, Toronto

2018 (June)
Xpace Annual Fundraiser 2018 
Xpace, Toronto

2018 (Jan)
Come Up To My Room 2018  
Curated by Vince Rozario in collaboration with SISTER CO-RESISTER at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

2017 (Sept)          
Andre Ethier, Adrienne Kammerer, Laura Dawe, Luis Mora, Mark Puchala, Mike Chmil, Nick Bierk, Omar Lalani, Robert Kenney, Sylvain Beaudry, Tyler Armstrong, Yan Wen Chang at 165 Geary Ave, Toronto

2017 (July)
Billion Questions
Virgil Baruchel, Nick Bierk, Yan Wen Chang, Oreka James, Ash Sutton-Davis, Destiny Grimm, Spencer Hatch, Omar Lalani, curated by Omar Lalani at 490 college, Toronto

2017 (May)
Tyler Armstrong, Sylvain Beaudry, Yan Wen Chang, Ash Sutton-Davis, Yishuan Lee, Aabid Youssef at 490 college, Toronto

2017 (May)
Xpace Annual Fundraiser 2017
Xpace, Toronto

2017 (Apr-May)
No creature can learn that which his heart has no shape to hold
Bryan Bowie, Yan Wen Chang, Chad Gauthier, Scott Waters at Wil Kucey Gallery, Toronto

2016 (Dec)
Girls' Art League (GAL) Third Annual Art Auction Fundraiser 2016
Xpace, Toronto

2016 (Sept-Oct)       
What Would The Community Think?
Curated by Emily Gove at Xpace, Toronto

2016 (July-Aug)       
Fresh Paint/New Construction 2016
Art Mûr, Montreal