Born and raised in China (Shaanxi and Shenzhen), Sun Yunfan has lived in the U.S. for the past decade. She studied painting at the School of Visual Arts and received an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has worked as a graphic designer, independent curator, and freelance writer for various Chinese arts and culture magazines. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Utah State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Shenzhen University. Early in her career, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Shenzhen and Deloitte & Touche in San Jose, CA and New York City. Sun worked for the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations from 2010 to 2014 and was the ChinaFile Culture Editor.
As an artist, Sun works in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and artist books. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and published in art and culture magazines in China. Recently, her artwork was included in Himalaya Song, a multimedia performance project featured at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and named one of the “10 Best Music Films at Sundance 2012” by Rolling Stone.