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Melanie Lixiyue Yan

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, Ontario

Lixiyue Yan, commonly known as Melanie Yan, is an emerging illustrator/artist based in Toronto. Graduated from OCAD University, she now works as a freelance illustrator/comic artist while exploring different art forms and working towards a concept artist. Melanie’s areas of practice include but not limited to digital illustration, sequential art, mixed media painting, and motion design.


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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

Select Past Exhibitions
2021

Toronto, online
Major Work

Accolades
2019

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

Press
2019

zine
In Between

2019

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DANCE

2020

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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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