Emily Yip

Painter and accountant, Former RAC Treasurer

Emily Yip, the youngest of three children in a Hong Kong working class family, immigrated to Canada and resides in Richmond, BC. Emily has had a passion for art since she was young. She creates paintings, photos and mixed media artworks.

Her paintings directly respond to the surrounding environment and use everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By applying abstraction, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical, and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.