Both an artist and a designer, Ying Tan has produced a range of work in video art, animation, digital imaging, landscape painting, and visual design. Tan’s work has been exhibited/screened nationally and internationally. Venues include XXX Fuori Festival, Pesaro, Italy ; The International Image Festival, Manizales, Colombia; the Punto y Raya Festival in Reykjavík, Iceland and Madrid, Spain; MuVi3 International Exhibition of Video and Moving Image on Synesthesia and Visual Music in Granada, Spain; CYNETart_07, Dresden, Germany; Mediarama, Serville, Spain; Sydney Film Festival, Australia; Transmediale, Berlin, Germany; Technoimage Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bauhaus-University, Weimar, Germany; Cinematheque, Ontario, Canada; Dream Centenary Computer Graphics Grand Prix, Japan; Triennale di Milano, Italy; Circulo de Bellas Artes, Spain; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California; SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater, San Antonio, Texas; Visual Arts Museum, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York.
Awards and honors including the 25th Northwest Film and Video Festival Production Service Award, Frank H. Netter Award, and the China National Book Art Exhibition Second Place. Her work is featured in Matt Woolman’s book SEEING SOUND: Experimentation in Contemporary Music Graphics (Rizzoli International and Thames and Hudson), and Maureen Ruth Furniss’s book Animation: Art and Industry (John Libbey), the Best of Punto y Raya Festival 2011 collection, and the Best of 25th Northwest Film and Video Festival collection.
Tan conducted graduate studies at the Central Academy of Art and Design in Beijing, and Georgia State University in Atlanta. Currently an associate professor in digital art at University of Oregon, Ying Tan formerly served as director of the Multimedia Design program at UO. She also taught and served as the head of the Electronic Art Department at the Atlanta College of Art.