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Melanie Lixiyue Yan

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, Ontario

Lixiyue Yan, also known as Melanie Yan, is an emerging illustrator/artist based in Toronto. Melanie works primarily in digital illustration, sequential art, mixed media painting, and motion design. She pours her passion for storytelling into the corners and fibres of her artworks and enjoys having the viewers wondering "what's going on here?" Just like her favourite artist Yoshitomo Nara, Melanie works alone and gains inspirations and energies from it.


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Q+A

Best season of the year in Toronto

Fall, and winter only when the wind doesn't hurt my face.

Favourite book

Recently it's Parade by Shuichi Yoshida.

What do you listen to when you work?

Usually new wave, recently been listening to shoegaze.

Favourite artist(s) right now

Nara Yoshitomo, Taiyou Matsumoto, Satoshi Kon

In a previous life I was (a) ...

Sad salesman who woke up to be a cockroach.

Your favourite spot in Toronto right now

My balcony.

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Assembly Hall Gallery, Toronto
In Between

2021-05-03

OCAU, Toronto
Gradex 106

Accolades
2019

Lixiyue yan
3X3 illustration Annual no.16, honourable mentioned

Press
2019

zine
In Between

2019

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DANCE

2020

zine
Nocturnal

2020

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Fish

2020

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Summer Afternoon

Education
2021

OCAD University
Bachelor of Designs- illustration

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