Qin Tan was born and raised in Beijing, China and is currently based in New Jersey, USA.  

In 2015, she graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has most recently been exhibited at 42 Art Space (Beijing), JPS Gallery (Hongkong), Aout Gallery (Beirut),  Marian Cramer Arts Projects (Amsterdam), COCA (Seattle), Sapienza University (Rome), Towson University (Maryland), SACI (Florence), amongst others. She’ve received awards and residencies from Artist Trust, The Tacoma Artist Initiative Program, Delaware Contemporary, McLean Project for Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Wassaic Project  

Original Art by Quin Tan

Artist Statement

Tan’s work is often introspective, exploring internal dialogues and methods of expression that are observant of what it means to be human in the present day. The subjects of her paintings range from surreal landscapes to symbolic stick man figures that occasionally morph into different objects and tools. They reflect and capture life in its most pure and primordial form—blue skies, green grass, and a conscious observer that is looking for answers and meaning.


Original Art by Qin Tan
Original Art by Qin Tan
Original Art by Qin Tan
Qin Tan