Fanny Tang – Artist Biography

Fanny Tang was born on a beautiful small island, Nauru, a Central Pacific Island near Australia and formerly known as Pleasant Island. She holds a BFA in oil painting (University of Calgary). Back and worked in Hong Kong after her undergraduate. In 2013 she finished her MFA in the Fresco Department (Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China). She currently lives and works in Vancouver BC., Canada. Fanny has held solo and group exhibitions in Beijing, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the United States, and Canada.

Fanny Tang – 艺术家简介

Fanny Tang 出生在一个美丽的小岛瑙鲁,这是一个靠近澳大利亚的太平洋中部岛屿,原名普莱森特岛。 她拥有加拿大卡尔加里大学油画学士学位。 本科毕业后回香港工作。 2013年,她在中国北京中央美术学院壁画系获得硕士学位。 她目前在加拿大卑诗省温哥华生活和工作。 她曾在北京、台湾、香港、美国、加拿大等地举办个展和群展。

Fanny Tang – Artist Statement

We exist in the unifying flows of impermanence between lives, deaths, beginnings, ends, presence, emptiness, distance, connection, hope, and hopelessness. My artworks flow from my changing awareness of the Buddhist teaching “In the present moment lies freedom” which informs my motto “Swim to my dream and freedom from my mind”.

A unifying beauty is represented in her pieces by incorporating the technique of pouring acrylic sheets to form swimming sea creatures and integrating: mountains, clouds, birds into seascapes, aquatic life into skyscapes. These elements create a mythical world where qualities of realism, and surrealism are juxtaposed in life’s multi-dimensionality.

A lexicon of personal symbols with cultural meaning and significance inhabits these works. Water representing oneness and connection; Chinese characters’ shaped corals express the insight of the Sūtra on Heart and Eight Realizations of Great Beings; my personally significant symbol for the experience of freedom and suffering are expressed by jellyfishes and puffer fish accordingly.

Artworks are the performance of a world that allows one to escape from our current reality in exchange for living with hope in a fantasy that offers reprieve, while reminding us that there are always possibilities, connection, potential in the now, however bleak our current circumstances maybe. Early works are a call for all of us to become more aware of the precious and vital ecosystems that embrace us; to value; to acknowledge; to let go; to accept, and finally, to join the harmony between the universes within and outside of us.

Fanny Tang – 艺术家陈述

我们存在于生命、死亡、开始、结束、存在、空虚、距离、联系、希望和绝望之间的无常的统一流动中。 我的艺术作品源于我对佛教教义“自由在当下”的不断变化的认识,这也体现了我的座右铭“游向我的梦想,摆脱我的思想的自由”。

她的作品体现了一种统一的美感,采用了浇注亚克力板的技术,形成游泳的海洋生物,并将山、云、鸟融入海景,将水生生物融入天空景观。 这些元素创造了一个神话世界,现实主义和超现实主义的品质在生活的多维性中并列。

这些作品中蕴藏着具有文化意义和重要性的个人符号词汇。 水代表团结和联系; 汉字形状的珊瑚表达了《心经》和八大众生的见解; 我个人对自由和痛苦经历的重要象征是由水母和河豚鱼来表达的。

艺术作品是对一个世界的表现,它允许人们逃离当前的现实,以换取在提供缓刑的幻想中满怀希望地生活,同时提醒我们,无论我们当前的环境多么黯淡,现在总是存在可能性、联系和潜力。 或许。 早期的作品呼吁我们所有人更加意识到拥抱我们的宝贵而重要的生态系统; 重视价值; 承认; 放手; 接受并最终加入我们内部和外部宇宙之间的和谐。

Fanny Bok Yin Tang – CV




2023 / Oct – Dec / Duo Exhibition Fanny Tang’s “ONELESS ONENESS” with Artist Tiffany Blaise’s “Seasons of Eternity”/ Queen

Elizabeth Theatre / Vancouver BC / Canada

2023 / May / Group Exhibition “Surfacing” / Kay Meek Arts Centre / Vancouver BC / Canada

2022 / July / Group Exhibition / Harmony Arts Festival / John Lawson Park / Vancouver BC / Canada

2022 / July / Group Exhibition / Members’ exhibition of the Vancouver Chinese Artists Association / Chinese Cultural Centre Museum /

Vancouver BC / Canada

2022 / June / Summer Group Exhibition / Langley Arts Council / Township of Langley Civic Centre Civic Gallery / Langley / Canada

2022 / April-July / Virtual Art Rental Art Fair 2022 / North Van Arts Art Rental Programme / North Vancouver BC / Canada

2021 / Mar / Project at Lansdowne Skytrain Station Art Columns Public Art Project / Richmond City Public Art Program

/ Richmond BC / Canada

2020 / Sep / Work On Paper / Online Auction by YKLM.CA / YKLM Auctions / Richmond BC / Canada

2019 / May / OTHER ART FAIR CHICAGO / Mana Contemporary Chicago / Illinois / USA

2019 / May / “Time & Tide”/ Silk Purse Arts Centre / West Vancouver Community Arts Council Gallery / Vancouver BC / Canada

2018 / Arts 2018 Annual Juried Arts Exhibition June 2018 / Surrey Art Gallery / BC / Canada

2018 / Annual Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver Members’ Exhibition / Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and

Archives / Vancouver BC / Canada

2017 / Beautiful Canada through my eyes the Annual Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver Group Exhibition 2017 /

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum / Vancouver BC / Canada

2016 / Art On The Line 2016 / Charity Exhibition by American Women’s Association of Hong Kong / Hong Kong

2014 / Taipei Fee Art Fair 2014 / Huashan 1914 Creative Park / Taiwan

2013 / The Start of a long Journey Exhibition / Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum / Beijing / China

2013 / International Colleges Graduation Design Exhibition / University Creation Park / Beijing / China

2013 / PhD and Master Degree Graduation Exhibition / Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum / Beijing / China

2012 / Counterpoint – Joint Master Degree Students Exhibition / Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum / Beijing / China

2010 / Joint Exhibition / Cai Zhi Bang Café / Beijing / China

2009 / New Moon Art group / Hong Kong Cultural Centre / Hong Kong




2019 / Dec Round Sky Square Earth / Lipont Gallery / Richmond BC / Canada

2019 / June 2019 Richmond Cultural Centre Upper Rotunda Exhibition / Richmond Cultural Centre / Richmond / Canada

2018 / Art! Vancouver 2018 / Vancouver Convention Centre / Vancouver / Canada

2017 / Harmony Art Festival / CC Violin Café / Vancouver / Canada

2014 / Dream Life Solo Exhibition / 168 Gallery / Hong Kong

2013 / First Solo Exhibition / Hakkokai Gallery / Beijing / China



2018 / Bombay Sapphire’s Artisan Series Program / on-line semi-finalist / Canada

2013 / CAFA Excellent Graduation Works / Central Academy of Fine Arts / Beijing / China


Stage and Costume Design:

23/11/2007        “Waiting for Matching” by Cinematic Theatre Ltd.

4/03/2008         “What do you want, Ms. Fox” by Cinematic Theatre Ltd.

17/05/2008        “Chinese Dance course graduation” by Hong Kong Dance Company

24/10/2008        re-run “Waiting for Matching” by Cinematic Theatre Ltd.


Illustration publication:

Sep 2017            One of the illustrators for 100 story books for middle level kids, “Taiwan Le Le Culture Co. Ltd.”, Printed  and Published in Taiwan and online:



Round Sky and Square Earth
December 19,2019 – January 30, 2020

Using spherical forms as a starting point of a transformation, artist Fanny Tang explores the phases of life, death, and rebirth as they cycle in a perpetual loop. Her observations of the world led the artist to encounter circles repeatedly. She noticed that several life forms like human cells and planets like the Earth are expressed in circular forms that act as containers that support living life forms. In Round Sky and Square Earth, each individual artwork acts as a microcosm that belongs to a bigger ecosystem when seen as a whole.

Fanny Tang uses lines as a transitional phase of cycles, where her execution ranges from nebulous shapes to staccato punctuations to intertwining lines of webs. The variation of the artist’s linework demonstrates the unique traits of individualistic life forms and the repeated patterns that link the subject to an overall whole. The artist’s use of vibrant, jewel-toned colours and rich ochres emphasize the richness found in life, whereas the transparency of colour implies quietness within the composition. It is within the silent moments that the duality of death and rebirth is implied in the paintings. Since life itself is represented through boldness and vibrancy, death and rebirth are aligned in the cycle to loop continually over and over again.


Fanny Tang New Paintings
September 26 – October 11, 2021

In my paintings a mythical landscape and seascape can be found. The spirit of the beauty of the earth combines with the unique perspective I created for my viewers. I want you to imagine being on an extraordinary life path—one that juxtaposes the realism and dimensional quality of life yet is surreal. Capturing my unconscious mind’s thoughts existing beneath my conscious reality, I express imaginative dreams and visions, not from conscious rational control, but influenced by the inevitability of Eastern art culture that engulfs me. Freedom represented by the fish or the bird in my paintings. My life motto is “Swim to my dream and free from my mind”.

Fanny Tang (邓博贤)是一位画家和综合媒体艺术者,她用超现实风格创作了有关我们大自然主题的二维绘画和3维的装置立体作品。

Fanny Tang出生于太平洋中心的一个美丽小岛,瑙鲁。瑙鲁曾经也被称为“可爱的岛”。她于加拿大卡尔加里大学油画系本科毕业,并于2013年取得中央美术学院壁画系硕士学位。在北京、台湾、香港以及加拿大多次举办个展和联展。

在我的画中可以找到神话般的山水风景和海景。大地之美的精神与我为观众创造的独特视角互相结合。 我想让您想象自己走在一条非同寻常的人生道路上,把现实主义和生活的维度质量并列,却是超现实的。 捕捉无意识的思想存在于我的有意识现实中的思维。我表达的是富有想象力的梦想和景像都不是来自有意识的理性控制下,而是受不可避免的东方艺术文化强大所吞噬影响。 鱼或鸟在我的画中代表的自由。 我的人生座右铭是“游向我的梦想,从我的思想中解放出来”。