Mr. Tan describes himself as an artist with autism. Diagnosed as a high-functioning autistic child before his third birthday, J. A. aims to show through art how his mind works. J. A. was born and raised in the Philippines and is now based in Vancouver, Canada, having completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the…
“The Forest Again” won the People’s Choice Award 2011 in “Generation 1 Exhibition” held at the University of British Columbia during Asian Cultural Month (May).
Recently, J.A. participated in his first ever juried art show. The art works chosen will be exhibited in an art show during next year’s Winter Olympics. Out of the 8 pieces he submitted, 3 were chosen to be included in the exhibit. He is one of 44 chosen artists out of the 302 that submitted works….
On this beautiful spring day, J.A. graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Photos above show J.A. receiving his diploma from Jake Kerr, Chancellor of Emily Carr University of Art + Design, ranked among the top 5% of art schools in North America….
J.A. is the featured artist in an ongoing exhibit at the Monarch House Autism Center in Burnaby, B.C. His works will be replaced every 8 weeks or every time there is a sale. Currently, there are 22 paintings on exhibit.