It Begins with Emotion...

… guiding lines, shapes and colours to find their rhythms, forms, meaning and purpose.

That visceral humanity we read into the human figure is so very evocative. It is in the way limbs twist and bend to find motion, or when muscles contract and expand in novel ways to animate so much meat. And we feel it, even just by looking, like a shock right down to our bones. I want to arrest that sensation in all its vitality – that sheer sense of living.

Yanqing lives and works in Singapore. She earned her BFA from LASALLE College of the Arts and currently mentors under Rebecca Leveille. 

Her work explores identity as the most intimate parts of ourselves. She counts figurative and abstract masters among her primary influences, including Jenny Saville, Francis Bacon, David Hockney and Wu Guanzhong.


2018 – 2019

Mentorship with Rebecca Leveille & Scott M. Fischer

2008 – 2009

LASALLE College of the Arts, Bachelor of Arts with 2nd Class Honours (1st Division)

2006 – 2008

Art Center College of Design, Illustration / Fine Art


2019 to Present



“Painting the Figure Now 2019” Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin (Group)
“Lethbridge 20000” Lethbridge Gallery, Australia (Group)
“Birthday Suit” 
Site:Brooklyn Gallery, New York (Group)
“Adorn Me”  Online Exclusive, PoetsArtists (Group)
“Art on Paper”  Site:Brooklyn Gallery, New York (Group)


“Flight”  White Canvas Gallery (Group)
“Draw Me”  My Art Space (Solo)



“‘Painting The Figure Now’: Poetsartists’ Newest Exhibition” Beautiful Bizarre
“Figurative Art Today” American Art Collector, Issue #169, July 2019
“@yqin.art #expressionistic #gestural #sensual” Hashtagartmag, Written by Didi Menendez
“Adorn Me”  PoetsArtists, Foreward and curated by Carol Hodes