Liu Yan is an artist from China who currently lives and works in Canada. In 2018, she earned a MA from the Ecole Régionale des Beaux-arts de Dunkerque in France and later on went to the University of Quebec in Canada to study visual art. Her research interests include photography and filming, sketching, performance art and soft sculpture. Her main creative focus is the exploration of the "deep spiritual world of humankind", in particular, the subtle female inner emotions like anxiety, confusion, perplex, grief and pain. Using unique and metaphorical visual languages and the body as the medium as well as iterative subtle movements as the narrative language, she always looks for "the connection between the self and the world."