Gan Yu is a professional artist, curator and professor living in New York City. He was born in Shanghai, China and moved to the United States in 1988. Gan Yu received a master's degree in studio art from the Art Department of Minnesota State University in the United States, a doctorate degree from the China Academy of Art in the field of Chinese painting, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Art History of Harvard University in the United States. Currently, Gan Yu is a Professor and international doctoral supervisor at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts and hosts contemporary Chinese ink art workshops at The Art Students League of New York and other colleges and museums. Gan Yu has held solo exhibitions at the Ethan Cohen KUBE Art Center in New York, the University of Wisconsin, Minnesota State University, the Yale-China Association, the Hammond Museum in New York, the Shun Art Gallery in Tokyo and the Chinese Art Gallery in San Francisco. Gan Yu's works have been exhibited in groups at the Ethan Cohen Gallery in New York City; the Ethan Cohen KUBE Art Center in Beacon, New York; the Volta Basel in Switzerland; the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary; the Miami Asia Art Expo; the National Art Museum of China; Hong Kong Museum of Art; Shanghai Art Museum; China Academy of Art Museum; St. John's University Art Gallery, etc. Gan Yu has done curatorial projects at Harvard University, the State University of New York, Yale-China Association, the China Academy of Art, the Islip Art Museum of New York and the Ethan Cohen KUBE Art Center in New York, etc.