Xin Wen is a contemporary surrealist painter based in British Columbia, Canada. Raised in Yunnan, a province in southern China that is known for its rich and long history of ethno-cultural arts heritage, Xin Wen’s minority ethnic background of Bai/Bo has led her to an empathetic relationship with Asiatic culture and otherworldly fauna. Moving to Canada at the age of thirteen enabled her to be acquainted with multiculturalism. As a young woman, she was drawn to Japanese yokai/deity-themed animation and folk story manga, which unveiled the charming magic of visual storytelling to her. Wen’s art adventure begins ever since.
Just after high school, although with little knowledge of art and insufficient English, out of her best interest, Wen earned her first post-secondary certificate at Blanche Macdonald's diploma program, Global TV, and gained film makeup artistry. Despite the previous in-depth training, she realized that her goal was slightly off because what she really wanted to become is a fine artist. Besides, she could not resist finding the ideal art school for herself in Vancouver, which is the Emily Carr University of Arts + Design. Therefore, four years later in 2022, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts majoring in drawing and painting.