Xi Yu

BFA Visual Art Emily Carr University of Sept 2007 ~ June2009
Art and Design — Majored in Visual Arts, Vancouver, B.C

GIA Essentials Certificate March 2012
GIA Diamonds and Diamond Grading Certificate April 2013

“I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I started full time painting and drawing when I was 14 years old. I left China when I was 17 to explore the world. I studied in New Zealand for a year, and I stayed in Greece for another 6 months before I moved to Canada. In 2009, I received my Fine Art degree from Emily Carr University major in Visual Art. After having my first child, I started teaching children art. Children are so brave with their art, I am often inspired by their art.”

"When I make my paintings, I often like to express my present emotions or feelings at that time period. I think art is a form from our daily life. My art works narrate little stories of mine, depict meaningful moments in the life, state culture and food from my hometown. I pick gestures, figures, scenes or objects which are directly speak for my needs or thoughts. My goal of painting is to resonate with those audiences who has the similar feelings, emotions and life experiences."

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