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Shu Yan

Shu Yan graduated with a bachelor degree from the Sculpture Department of Jiandezheng Ceramic Institute in Jiangxi Province and then attained a masters degree from the Chinese Art Institute Hangzhou. She uses sculpture to reflect upon some of the psychological contradictions in Chinese society today, the consumer invasion and its effect on China and it's population. 

Her undoubtably modern-looking 'Chinese Peonies' series has many traditional characteristics: the colourful fabric of the dress for example.   Yet their provocative poses and wide Manga-like eyes allude to the recent sexual liberation from the West. 

Shu Yan currently teaches art in Shanghai and has exhibited many times in China.