Yinan Chen

Yinan Chen

Wuhan , Hubei, China

About Yinan Chen

My process of creating a work is a process of inspecting society. I am trying to convey the world seen through my eyes, which is also my understanding of art. Artists should lead people to the ideal world they create.

Ceramic is an important element of my portfolio. It is a material with strong bearing capacity, and at the same time, it is a tool with the attribute of nature and social function, for the similarity with humans can be found in it. Thanks to its characteristics, I am able to transform the forms, colors, and quality to complete my works. Collected from nature, carved with human hands, the clay is cultivated and my expectation of the outside world is satisfied.


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
2017 – 2019, Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics

Hubei Institute of Fine Arts (HIFI)
2015 - 2018, Master of Arts, Ceramics

Hubei Institute of Fine Arts (HIFI)
2011 - 2015, Bachelor of Arts, Sculpture (Ceramics)


2016, Icheon International Interlocal Workshop under 30th Icheon Ceramics Festival, Icheon, South Korea

2016, Excellence Awarded in “Hundred Flowers Award” of Chinese Arts and Crafts, Putian, China

2014, Awarded the Bronze Prize in the “H-light project”, Wuhan, China

2012, Academy Award in the 4th Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition of Hubei Province, China



The 13th Hubei Fine Arts Exhibition, Wuhan, Hubei, China

The 6th Hubei Fine Arts Festival and the 4th Hubei International Contemporary Arts Festival —— 2019 International Ceramics Invitation Exhibition, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Chair Show, Gelman Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA


Regular Style, University of Montana, USA

The 10th Anniversary of Ceramics - Wuhan International Ceramics Exhibition, China

Multi-Dimensional Landscape - Hubei Women Artists Exhibition, Wuhan, Hubei, China


Dirt Eating Kids - Ceramics Graduate Biennial 2017 in Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

West + East - The Invitational Exhibition of International Contemporary Ceramics Art, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Small Pottery of Great Elegance - The exhibition of International Pottery, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Pottery in Hand - 2017 International Ceramic Wares Exhibition, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Daily - 2017 Invitational Exhibition of Hubei Artists, Wuhan, Hubei, China


The 30th Icheon Ceramic Art Festival in Korea, Icheon, South Korea

Stunning Edge - Contemporary Ceramic Art in Asia, Taiwan

The Interchange Exhibition in Macao, China

Dream in Blue and Green - Excellent Works Exhibition of College Students and Teachers, Qingdao, China

The 10th anniversary of special exhibition of the road to Tanhualin in Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Wuhan, Hubei, China

the Future of Utensils - Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary Living Ceramic Arts” under the 1st Central China International Ceramics Biennale, Henan, China


Outstanding Graduation Works Exhibition of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China

Outstanding Graduation Works Exhibition of “Journey of a Thousand Miles”, Chongqing, China


The 12th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Xi’an, Shanxi, China

The 2014 Asian Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Gimhae, South Korea

TihuGuanding - the National Pot Arts Exhibition, Wuhan, Hubei, China


The Finalist of Youths’ Sculpture Exhibition of Hubei Province, China

The 7th China Modern Handcrafts Art Exhibition, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

The 5th Fine Art Exhibition of Universities of Hubei Province, China


The Youth Sculpture Exhibition of Hubei Province, China

The 1st China Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

Dimensionality - the 2012 Ceramist Invitational Exhibition of China, Japan and Korea

The Excellent Works Exhibition of Autumn Sketch & Study of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Wuhan, Hubei, China