b. 1991 Guangzhou, China

Cindy is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in San Francisco and Brooklyn. Her work is defined by an experimental approach to capture the spontaneous moments of joy in daily life. She is an innovative artist and designer who creates products and experiences for people, most often as catalysts for conversation. Her work, “Rock Rock Around the Block,” was featured at Market Street Prototyping Festival in 2016 and at Burning Man in 2019. She brings site-specific resources, found materials, newspapers, and elements of Chinese language into her painting work. In her series, “Woman as Flower,” Chinese stamps and paper-cuts are collaged onto large gestural strokes. Her abstract, process-oriented work speaks to experiences collected along a personal journey.

Jian received her BFA and MA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and continued her studies in painting at Columbia University.