BiJian Fan was born in Beijing, China, where he learned paper art from his grandmother. Today, BiJian resides in Camarillo, California, still creates cutting-edge paper sculpture to carry on the tradition, but his media have expanded to metal, polymer, and other materials.
BiJian is a multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary breed. He studied in China, Japan, and the USA, earned his BS and MS in Mathematics, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Upon accomplishing a scientific career, BiJian moved on to visual art. He combines science and art, explores aesthetic and physical properties of various materials, integrates his spatial and temporal sense in sculpting, transforms 2D static material into 3D kinetic sculptures. His transformation represents an evolution in space and time. Through visual art, BiJian found his voice.
BiJian has exhibited internationally and earned numerous recognitions. He exhibited in his home town for Beijing Olympics. His artwork is featured in McDonald’s advertisement, Los Angeles Dodgers’ event, Yahoo! Noticia, and other online media in more than 20 countries. BiJian’s local recognition includes artist spotlight of Focus on the Masters, featured artist of 2009 Ventura Artwalk and 2012 Moorpark Arts Festival.