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Associate Professor Ying Tan joined the UO Art Department in the Fall of 1996. Her extensive creative practice both as an artist and a designer has resulted in a wide range of work including film, video, animation and digital imaging, landscape painting, and communication design of all shapes and forms.

Tan's work has been exhibited or screened nationally and internationally including venues such as Mediarama 2002 (Spain), Sydney Film Festival (Australia), transmediale Berlin (Germany), Technoimage Festival (Brazil), Bauhaus-University Weimar (Germany), Cinematheque Ontario (Canada), Dream Centenary Computer Graphics Grand Prix (Japan), Triennale diMilano (Italy), Circulo de Bellas Artes (Spain), Museum of Modern Art(NY), The National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge, MA), The Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), Cyberarts Festival (Boston). SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater (San Antonio), Visual Arts Museum (NY) and Anthology Film Archives (NY).

Professor Tan's recent work explores the relationship between vision and sound in time-based design. In both her teaching and practice she advocates design without boundaries, and interdisciplinary collaborations. She is active in developing academic exchage programs with institutions in China where she used to work and live.