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CAAN is dedicated to promoting the voices and expressions of the Chinese expat artists in the United States, and helping them form an effective network for opportunities and equality. Although the number of Chinese students has been increasing at an accelerated rate among international students in North America, those who practice studio / theoretical art remain relatively few and marginalized. In a milieu where the social neglection makes it hard to allocate necessary resources to these young talents, we aim to establish an artist-run organization to support the artists and their unique talents. We want to help them get more opportunities, establish communities and make more friends.


The four parts constituting our programs are Pioneer Salon, Artists Present, Tea Party and Dialogue Column for artists. Eventually, we will host in-person meetings and local exhibitions for more interactions and cooperation. In this fashion, we aim to tackle the neglected aspects of many existing organizations and offer a quality platform to represent, expand and connect the Chinese expat artists in America in multiple formats.

In-person Programs

Studio Visit



Art Events

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