Yan Zhou was born in Beijing, China. He received his BFA from the China Central Academy of Fine Art in 2012 and his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Communication from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. He is currently MFA candidate 2015 in Visual Communication.
Yan Zhou is an interdisciplinary artist and designer. Through artworks incorporating contemporary technologies he attempts to combine daily experiences with conceptual understanding. Yan works in various media including printmaking, painting and drawing, films, interactive design, and artist bookmaking. His several artist books are collected by the Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection.