Yixuan Pan is an artist who was born and raised in the land of fish and rice, Hunan, China. To deal with issues of translation and communication as well as reimagining the western hegemony through a global outlook, her anti-disciplinary practice merges multiple media and modes of presentation such as installation, video, performance, dumpling making, poetry composing, swimming pool exercising, lollipop casting, soap bubble blowing, music therapy operating, glass shard foraging and recording, window cleaning, love letter whispering, choral conducting, rainbow party hosting, and more. By dislocating language from its context and form, Pan questions the linguistic structures people learn and unlearn in relation to comfort, emotional temperature, transparency, hierarchy, and power dynamics. Pan currently teaches digital art at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, and she wants to be a cook when she grows up.
Pan is the author of a self-published book: It -A Skillful Amateur’s Records on Glass. She is also a recipient of the Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Elsewhere Museum Philadelphia exchange fellowship, University Fellowship at Temple University, and the Laurie Wagman Prize in Glass at Tyler School of Art. Pan’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Glass Art Society 2020 Conference; Vox Populi, Icebox Project, Fringe Arts, The Woodmere Art Museum and the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, PA; The College of New Jersey, and The Pine Barren Gallery, in NJ; ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; Yin Yang Acupuncture, Portland, OR; Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR; Asakusa (浅草) KAMINARI, Tokyo, Japan; Haukijärvi Forest, Finland; CSUFT, Changsha, China. She is an active member at Practice Gallery in Philadelphia, Pa. Pan holds an MFA in Glass from Tyler School of Art, Temple University; a BA from George Fox University in Oregon and a BA from Central South University of Forestry and Technology in China. And she did not stop learning.
Central South University of Forestry and Technology, China - BA, Art and Design
George Fox University, OR - BA, Studio Art
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA - MFA, Glass