Yifeng Tan

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Oil on Canvas 110 x 100 cm
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Yifeng Tan


[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text 0=””]Born in Nanjing, China, 1960

Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

The world depicted by Yifeng Tan is characterized by the ambiguity of teasing people. His paintings lead to direct attraction and a “disturbance” associated with it, that is, a hint of potential danger, and a feeling of unpleasant relationship, mixed with a string of unanswered The problem.

The world depicted by Yi Feng Tan is a world of overseas Chinese living in Australia. This further helped the painter to use the vague language skillfully and appropriately to show the position of the individual in a multicultural world (although the explicit language is not the result of the artist’s desire).

The art of Yifeng Tan reflects his understanding of an environment that made him feel unfamiliar and uneasy at first. Through a very personal drawing language, he creates a questioning narrative, asking questions, and assuming situations (real and imaginary). Although these creations are derived from his personal experience, they have resonated with us. His interesting and characteristic paintings tell the artist himself and all of us.


Graduate Diploma of Art, Canberra School of Art, Institute of the Arts, ANU.

1991-92 Associate Diploma of Art, Canberra School of Art, Institute of the Arts, ANU.

1984-86 Associate Diploma of Art, Nanjing Teacher’s University.



2015  “In a Wider Focus ANU school of Art. Foyer Gallery” Canberra, Australia

2014  “Drawing”Four dimension art space, Beijing, China

2014  “Heaven and Apple” Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

2012  “Eight Gods Cruise sea”, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

2010  Yifeng Tan’s New Paintings,Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Australia

2010  Yifeng Tan’s New Paintings & Sculptures, Artimagrs Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

2009  “Eight Gods Cruise sea”, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009  “Inspiration”, Solander Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2009  “floating”Yifeng Tan’s solo show, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

2008  Yifeng Tan’s New Paintings, Paddington Contemporary, Sydney. Australia

2007  Apples SeriesShanghai Art Fair, Shanghai. China

2007  Yifeng Tan’s New Paintings, Prints, Impression on Paper Gallery, Canberra

2005  “China Landscape” Stephanie Buie Fine Art. Canberra

2004  “Big Sky” Stephanie Burns Fine Art

2003  “New Directions” Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

      Yifeng Tan’s painting, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra

      “Fishermen” Span Gallery, Melbourne

2002  Yifeng Tan’s painting, Michael Carr Art Dealer, Sydney. Australia

      Collection Room, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra

2001  Across the Fence, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra

2000  Across the Fence, Michael Carr Art Dealer, Sydney, Australia

      “Football Field”, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1999  Drawing and Painting, Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra, Australia

  “In and Out”, AAAA Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1993  Chinese Brush Painting Exhibition in Graphix Brasserie, Canberra

1989  “Yifeng Tan Solo Art Exhibition”, Nanjing, China

1988  “Yifeng Tan Solo Art Exhibition”, Harbin, China


2003  The Winner of Canberra Art Prize, Oil Painting Award

2001  Awarded Art ACT Grant, Canberra

2000  Awarded Pat Corrigan Artist Grant, NSW, Australia

1993  Emerging Artists Support Scheme, The National Recording Studio Group Award, Canberra

Scholarship, Canberra School of Art, ANU

1992  Scholarship, Canberra School of Art, ANU

1991  Scholarship, Canberra School of Art, ANU



Beijing Songzhuang Art Gallery

The Australia Prime Minister Hon Kevin Rudd MP

The Australia Ambassador in Beijing Dr Geoff Raby

Art Bank, Australia

The Australian National University, Canberra

National Recording Studio, Canberra

Chun Sun Newspaper, Nanjing China

Andrew Forrest Familiy Collection, Australia

Janet Holmes a’ Court Familiy Collection, Australia

Geoigina M. cainegie Familiy Collection, Australia

Private Collections throughout Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Paris, Singapore and USA.



2014  Artist in Residence at ANU School of Art, Canberra

2007-2014 Artist in Residence at Songzhoang, Beijing, China

2006-2007 Artist in Residence at Megalo Printmaking Workshops, Canberra

Art Teacher at Brain Gym in Hawker College, Canberra College in Stirling Canberra

Art Teacher at Mawson Primary School in Mawson, Canberra

Art Teacher at Chinese School in Dickson College, Canberra

1994  Teaching Chinese Brush Painting at Studio One, Canberra

1986-1989 Research & teaching at School of Fine Art in NanJing
Journey though Hu Nan, Hu Bei, Hei long Jiang, Jiang Shi, Shan Xi, Shan Dong, Mongolia, China

Artist in Residence at Culture of Railway Centre in Harbin, China

Visiting Artist at Culture of Folk Centre in Bei Jing
Culture of Railway Centre in Shang Hai, Hang Zhou, China[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]