About Us

Art Councelor Jiahe Lv who came to America since the 80s once said: “Staying in America has somehow undermined the identity of ‘Chinese artists’. The pressure they are facing here is the pressure of living.”

“Native culture is further and further away but we cannot completely cut off the connection. At the same time, western culture dominated by American culture also has many things to criticize. Chinese artists in The United States are facing double anxiety.” said by Lianjie Zhengi, one of the earliest avant-garde artists in China.

We want to build an international community that belongs to the Chinese young artists in America. We aspire to provide an equal and earnest communication platform for the artists who have been valued by the art world in neither China nor America, so that the artists can have their own voice and make a visible impact. We would also seek / provide opportunities for the artists that are under financial pressure. We hope to offer a place of belonging to the Chinese expat artists in America.

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 the end, we hope for a stronger alliance among our community and more support and understanding from the society. We believe that in such an unprecedented time, Chinese artists are the unique voices to challenge the hegemonizing discourses of aesthetics and ideologies, and CAAN will continue to voice their valuable discussion of love and differences.

Meet The Team

Board Members
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Artist, Photographer

刘默霏 / Mona Leau

Founder |  Executive Director

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Writer, Curator

王峥 / Moham Wang

Co-Founder | Academic Director

Division of Media
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Scholar

任馥彤 / Monica Ren

Copy Writer - Pioneer Salon Column

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Artist

张雨萌 / Yumeng Zhang

Interview Specialist

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Scholar,Designer 

杨小莹 / Xiaoying Yang

Copywriter - Interview Column

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Writer

韩彬 / Chelsea Han

Freelance Writer

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Sociological Scholar

汪雨末 / Yummi Wang

Copywriter - Interview Column

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Interprete, Copywriter

李漪莲 / Diana Lee

Intern

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Worker, Slacker

张轩逸 / Xuanyi Zhang

CopyWriter - News Column

Division of Tech
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Designer, Researcher

柯志宏 / Zhihong Ke

Video Editor

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Creative Technologist

王怡然 / ​Marcel Wang

Website Designer

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Creator, Journalist

陈卉蕾 / Huilei Chen

Video Editor

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Designer

石秀文 / Ximena Shi

Graphic Designer

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Designer

​林静敏 / Jingmin Lin

Video Editor

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Museum practitioner

郑嘉美 / Jiamei Zheng

Video Editor

Division of Membership and Development
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Curator

高晓玥 / Xiaoyue Gao

Fundraising Specialist

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Mathematics Scholar

谢睿宁 / Chriss Xie

Data Analysis & Fundraising Specialist

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Social Media Marketing

陈焓 / Han Chen

Social Media Marketing

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Accountant, Financial Assistant

冯欣宁 / Ivy Fung

Membership Manager

Division of Marketing and Communication
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Art Advisor/ Fine Art Appraiser

陈书琪 / Suki Chen

Communication Specialist

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Art Advisor, Art History Scholar

​彭照卿 / Silvia Peng

Communication Specialist

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Singer, Songwriter

吴宜璇 / Yixuan Wu

Communication Specialist

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Architect, Artist

徐越 / Nora Xu

Communication Specialist

Division of Programs and Events
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Art Administrator

柴会娟 / Huijuan Chai

Event Planning Specialist

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Artist, Photographer

​刘思慧 / Sihui Liu

Event Planning Specialist

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Researcher, Designer, Poet, Artist

袁明夏 / Misia Yuan

Event Planning Specialist