Yan Wang’s first solo exhibition in Yorkshire

29 June – 25 July 2013 (Opening Saturday 29th June, 6pm-9pm)

Bono Art Gallery
7a Courthouse St
West Yorkshire
LS21 3AN
Tel 01943 466866

I would like to welcome you all to the Bono Art Gallery to view a selection of my recent work.

In my work recently I have been exploring the human form, its condition and diversity. This is reflected through my figurative paintings and also through last year’s Leap Year Project. These ideas have developed greatly for me following a big change in my family life (more about that below).

This exhibition will feature some of my large canvases as well as a selection of small square paintings, taken from a larger project, ‘Life Drawings’, for which I am creating a new piece every day to make up a snapshot of my daily life, travels, interactions and emotions. I intend to add pieces throughout the course of the show so do pop back in occasionally if you can.

Below is the first of what is likely to be many portraits of my beautiful baby – I hope she can learn how to ‘sit’ properly soon!



Luck delivery

luck delivery
Luck delivery – oil on canvas, 100cmx110cm – 2009

The Bono Art Gallery is delighted to present a most talented artist from China.
Opening Saturday 29th June, 6-9 pm.

Yan Wang was born in 1987 in Hunan, China.
This emerging artist graduated with a degree in Painting and Printmaking (’09) from The Glasgow School of Art, having previously studied at The Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing.
She grew up in an artistic family, academically trained by her father, Zhou Xioayu, who is a highly respected artist, Professor and Director of the Art Institute at Xiangtan University.
As an artist formed in both China and the UK, Yan has absorbed the richness of both cultures and her work displays a fusion and sometimes confusion of cultural influences and references.
Through her experience of mass culture, she found that both the east and the west play an equally significant roll on her sensation. Yan’s aim is, ‘to bring something new to you and to myself’.
As a contemporary art practitioner, Yan Wang’s talent is highly regarded. “She brings incredible enthusiasms to her expressive art works with her knowledge of oriental philosophy and psychology… and risk-taking” – Ricefield Cultural Arts Centre, Glasgow.


Saturday 15th June, 12.00 noon until 4.00pm.
Meet Shane producing some of his own dry point etchings inspired by the Tour De France and it’s arrival in Yorkshire next Summer, See how the designs are developed and produced, many of the works are for sale, so why not drop in and have a browse !