Xu Yang is a London based artist born in Shandong, China. She graduated with 1st Class Honours in BA Painting Wimbledon College of Arts and is currently attending MA Painting at Royal College of Art.


Xu explores the construction of identity through a contemporary female gaze. Drawing on art history, fashion, fairy tale and drag performance. Xu pushes beyond the canvas and behind the mask to question what is real and what is fake and what is woman in her fantasy world.


Xu’s works have been exhibited in China, Italy, Spain, the United States and across the UK. London, Shanghai, Venice, Athens and across USA.