Cassandra Yu

Cassandra Yu is a Chinese-Canadian, born in Vancouver, BC. As a third-generation immigrant, she grew up traveling constantly between Vancouver and Hongkong. Her work is heavily influenced by online entertainment and Asian pop culture. In the early years of her artistic journey, she painted portraits of doll-like girls with abstract surroundings. Saturated colours, renderings of fluidity, and an emphasis on flesh are recurring features that persist throughout all of her creations. Recently, her work explores altering the conventional shapes of the canvas, tactile surfaces, and embroidery.

Cassandra graduated from Simon Fraser University School of Contemporary Art with a BFA in Visual Arts, 2021. Her work was featured in BFA Project 2018: Between-Space and BFA Graduating Exhibition 2019: Know Your Place at the Audain Gallery.