About Us

Art Counselor Jiahe Lv who came to America in the 80s once said: “Staying in America has somehow undermined the identity of ‘Chinese artist’. 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, a western culture dominated by American culture also has many things to criticize. Chinese artists in The United States are facing double anxiety.” said Lianjie Zheng, 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 just set off their career. We would also seek/provide opportunities for the artists that are under financial pressure. We hope to offer a cyber place like home to the Chinese expat artists in America.

The four parts constituting our programs are Members' day, competition, exhibition, and social media boost.  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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Researcher

任馥彤 / Monica Ren

Copy Writer - Pioneer Salon Column

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Copywriter, Art Gallery Practitioner

李漪莲 / Diana Lee

Intern

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Artist

刘曜植 / Yaozhi Liu

Yearbook Editor

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Columnist, Freelance Writer

韩彬 / Chelsea Han

Copywriter - Artists Present Column

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Worker, Slacker

张轩逸 / Xuanyi Zhang

Intern

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Researcher

杨小莹 / Xiaoying Yang

Copywriter - Interview Column

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Photographer

崔誉舰 / Rikki Cui

Interview Specialist

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Artist

何沛柔 / Peirou He

Intern

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Artist

张雨萌 / Yumeng Zhang

Interview Specialist

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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Technologist

陈昱至 / Yuzhi Chen

Video Editor

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Designer

石秀文 / Ximena Shi

Graphic Designer

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Creator, Journalist

陈卉蕾 / Huilei Chen

Video Editor

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Designer

郑嘉美 / Jiamei Zheng

Video Editor

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Designer

​林静敏 / Jingmin Lin

Video Editor

Division of Finance
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Curator

高晓玥 / Xiaoyue Gao

Fundraising Specialist

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Grapper

陈焓 / Han Chen

Community Operation & Planner

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Grapper

冯欣宁 / Ivy Fung

Project Planner

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Artist

谢睿宁 / Chriss Xie

Data Analysis & Fundraising Specialist

Division of Communication
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Art Advisor/ Fine Art Appraiser

陈书琪 / Suki Chen

Communication Specialist

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Writer

吴宜璇 / Yixuan Wu

Communication Specialist

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Writer

侯静雯 / Jane Hou

Communication Specialist

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Writer

赵舒文 / Shuwen Zhao

Communication Specialist

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Writer

李雨璇 / Rainy Li

Communication Specialist

Division of Events
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Writer

柴会娟 / Huijuan Chai

Event Planning Specialist

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Writer

​刘思慧 / Sihui Liu

Event Planning Specialist

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Art Advisor, Art History Scholar

彭照卿 / Silvia Peng

Event Planning Specialist

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Writer

袁明夏 / Misia Yuan

Event Planning Specialist