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Doris Yen

Doris Yen (b. 1965, San Francisco) focuses her attention on the natural world and its inhabitants; whether real, historical, or imaginary, her portraits include selective details that reveal as much about the artist as her subject. Often isolated in the frame, and positioned against a solid background, these pieces combine a naturalist’s eye for detail with an artist’s sense of composition. The subtle delicacy of watercolor suits Yen's exacting style, and her command of this notoriously difficult to master medium is exceptional. Her enthusiasm and identification with printmaking led her to Chinatown where she had a personalized signature stamp made, which is proudly applied to the corner of each completed piece.

Yen joined Creativity Explored's studio in 1999.

Print Bio

Samples of Yen's work





Selected Exhibitions

2016
Natural History, Creativity Explored Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
As We Live It, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Tiger Leaping Gold Mountain, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Prints Byte: the cutting edge of printmaking, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Santos y Otros Creatures, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
Introductions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Nature Rules, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Lit, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA