" “Someone is Behind You,” was the first suspense book I read when I was a teenager, which sparked my obsession with mystery and psychology, and the feeling of danger and unpredictable moments have haunted me since. I hope to create a mysterious, infinite space, inspired by narratives of suspense."
Ni Pan was born in Shanghai, China, in 1991. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Tianjin University, China, in 2014, and received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in May 2019. She worked as an architect in Shanghai from 2014 to 2016 and began painting three years ago since 2016 in San Francisco.
Ni Pan's paintings tell stories about landscapes and structures that can evoke feelings of loss, desire, and fear. Her paintings are devoid of figures because she wants to invite the viewer to bring their own experience and memories to the act of looking. Her works have shown multiple times with groups in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York, and Portland.
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