Melanie Lixiyue Yan
Artist member since 2020
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.
Best season of the year in Toronto
Fall, and winter only when the wind doesn't hurt my face.
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
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