About me

I am a Mexican artist living in San Diego. My work aims to articulate emotions, actions or situations while remain playful and joyful. I often paint chairs because I utilize them to complete the story as I see them as living creatures; I see their personality, their character and their history. I work in multiple mediums including printmaking, Oil painting and Acrylic painting, all of which requires a different process and therefore results in a distinct style.  My oil paintings are figurative and more realistic, while my acrylic paintings are more abstract and my prints are whimsical with a lot of different patterns. I invite you, the audience, to feel the chair, not as an object but as a living creature.

 

Prizes

2020 Quarentine Aquamarine- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States
2019 It's all mixed- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States
2019 75 and Sunny- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States
2019 Double Trouble- Best in Show- San Diego, United States
2017 3 Year Anniversary @arton30th.- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States

Solo Shows

 

2020 Online Spotlight. Online exclusive exhibition hosted by Ashton Gallery curated by owner Kate Ashton


2019 Yahel Yan Featured Artist / Bread And Cie San Diego, United States


2019 Yahel Yan Featured Artist / Bondi Harvest Santa Monica, United States


2019 Yahel Yan Featured Artist / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States


2012 Feature artist (Printmaker) / Art Academy of San Diego - San Diego, United States

Group Exhibitions


2020 In the Momentum / Oceanside Museum of Art - Oceanside, United States


2020 Socially Distance: Work created in Lockdown / Online (juried) - new mexico, United States


2020 Quarentine Aquamarin / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States


2019 It's all Mixed / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States


2019 75 and Sunny / Art on 30th - San Diego, United States


2019 DOUBLE TROUBLE / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States


2019 National Show "In Gold We Trust" / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States


2019 Carlos Castrejon By invitation only / Studio C Gallery - San Diego, United States


2019 C-Note Show / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States


2019 Celebrating 10 years of Arts and Culture in North Park / Queen Bee's - San Diego, United States


2017 Abstract Art / Hammond's Gourmet - San Diego, United States


2017 Friend on 30th. / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States


2016 Go Figure! / Art on 30th - San Diego, United States


2015 Pink Show / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States


2015 Japanese Monster / Mike Hess - San Diego, United States


2015 Emoji Art / Mike Hess - San Diego, United States


2013 Pryecto 5 / Latino art Museum - Pomona, United States


2013 Proyecto 5 / Centro Cultural La Raza - San Diego, United States

Publications

 

2020 Online Spotlight. Online exclusive exhibition hosted by Ashton Gallery curated by owner Kate Ashton


2020 Artist Alliance-Socially Distanced created in lockdown 


2020 Denise Cerro - Artist Shoutout


2019 Pacific Magazine - Art beat june Gallery + Exhibit openings


2019 Denise Cerro - Opposites Attract

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2019 SDVoyager - Meet Yahel Yan of yah in Chula Vista