Xinran Guan was born in Beijing, China and she now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Xinran received her BA from Bard College and BS from Columbia University in 2016 and her MFA from LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Art at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2019.
Xinran’s approach to abstract painting is inspired by the ambiguous spaces in fairytales, music and nature. Her calligraphic strokes and luminosity create intriguing landscapes that allude to the longing and fear to unknown places found in imagination and dreams. There is the acknowledgement of discord, of chaos, of clashing spaces, planes and colors, and she paints them with an exuberant acknowledgement rather than cold, distant judgment. Xinran’s works have been shown at many exhibitions all over the world, including Today Art Museum in Beijing, Baltimore City Hall and KAAGNY in New York City.