Born and raised in China, Xinan Ran (Helen) currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

A Hunter College MFA candidate, I received a BFA from Pratt Institute '17; an Ox-Bow 2016 Summer Fellow and a proud alumni of Pearson College UWC '13. 

The recurrent theme of Exodus and the uncertainty it carries have been the subtext of my work.  

In August 2018 I started the tufting machine rug project Tuft Love with collaborators Toni Zhao and Johannah Herr. For more please visit our Instagram @Tuft.Love

Apart from the studio practice, I aspire to become a set designer for new theaters. Past collaborations include Shout Alone Theater Company’s Chasing Light (2015) and works produced by Castillo Theater, All Stars Project. 


Have a nice day and I hope to see you in the very near future.