Wei Yan was born in Beijing, China in the late 60s. He graduated from Capital Normal University Beijing in the Fine Art Department with a BA degree. After moving to Canada, he studied at Seneca College, becoming a full time artist and art teacher. He has participated in many solo exhibitions and juried group shows with professional art galleries and museums, including Canada, United States, Europe and China.
Wei Yan has won various art awards during his art journey. His artworks have been collected by three museums worldwide. He is the member of Oil Painters of America , elected vice chairman of Overseas Chinese Artists Association. He currently works and lives in Oakville Ontario, Canada