Ann Yen is a well-established and talented artist. Her art education started in Shanghai, where she graduated from the Shanghai Drama Academy and worked as a stage and film actress.
She then went to New York in 1981 to study filmmaking at New York University and later worked as a producer for National Geographic Television and the Discovery Channel. But painting has always been Ann Yen's passion.
During her years in New York, she studied at the renowned Art Students' League. Ann Yen experiences as a performer and filmmaker enriched her artwork with a unique view on life. She has exhibited in New York, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Her paintings are in private art collections around the world and she has donated much of her income from sales of her artwork to charities. She is the honorary President of the Shanghai American Women's Club.