Huang Yan, born 1966 in Jilin Province, is an eminent Chinese painter, sculptor, photographer and performance artists based in Beijing. He graduated from the Changchun Normal Academy in 1987 and is currently a Lecturer at Changchun University.
Like many of the recent internationally recognized artists from China, Huang Yan conflates aspects of Chinaʼs rich traditional art with contemporary global art practices. His photos of models painted in traditional Chinese landscape combine one of the great Chinese art forms with body art.
He operates his own gallery, Must Be Contemporary Art, in Beijing's 798 Factory/Art Center.