- Nathan Phillips Square
Yana is an Azerbaijani Canadian interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto and working primarily in oil, encaustic medium, and textile. Her works investigate issues of culture, identity and belonging, and are an attempt to understand how she fits in within this land and to re-frame the landscape genre with consideration of her own culture and identity. In creating this new visual language her goal is to allow the viewer to experience work that is aesthetically unique, but also to think about land from a different perspective and to re-imagine the art of weaving that is generally regarded as women’s craft and excluded from the fine art scene.
Yana holds a BFA from OCAD University and is the recipient of the Andre Beaulieu Bursary for Young Visual Artists (2022), the Won Lee Fine Art Award (2023) and the TOAF Career Launcher (2023).