Shanyan Koder developed a passion for fine art from a young age. Coming from a family of private collectors, Shanyan's knowledge of the art world was built over two decades of collecting for her family collection, as well as for her own private collection.

An art world entrepreneur, Shanyan now has several businesses in the art world. Over the last decade, Shanyan has had the pleasure of providing a tailored and independent fine art service to new and established collectors. She provides assistance in sourcing and selling art works, as well as building and maintaining art collections. As Founder and Director of Shanyan Koder Fine Art, Shanyan advises across Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art, and has collected and placed works by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, René Magritte, Jean Michel Basquiat, Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst, Zeng Fanzhi, Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol, amongst many others.

As a respected member of the international art world, Shanyan has served as a Council Member of the Serpentine Galleries and a member of the women-only Artemis Council of the New Museum of New York. Shanyan is also on the Advisory Board of Unit London, an emerging contemporary art gallery in London. Shanyan is delighted to have joined the Advisory Council of Eye of the Collector, an alternative to the traditional art fair launching in central London, May 2020.

Shanyan is Founder and Director of HUA, now a digital platform for Chinese Contemporary Art involved in special projects with museums, institutions, galleries and the trade.

In addition to her work in Fine Art, in early 2014 Shanyan formally partnered with luxury jewellery label Buccellati as their Muse. In early 2018 Shanyan became a Muse for internationally renowned Interiors artist Sera Loftus. Shanyan continues to enjoy working as a Muse to a number of internationally acclaimed artists and creatives in the industry.

Shanyan is Co-Founder of Global Showcases, a tech company to be launched in 2019 which provides an invitation-only digital experience for discerning clients who wish to acquire the world’s most exclusive pieces.

Shanyan is a strong supporter of Philanthropy, and is currently an Ambassador for Borne UK. Other charities supported by and associated with Shanyan include Make a Wish Foundation, Care for Children, The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, the Dogs Trust and the RSPCA.

Shanyan is a multiple-time magazine Cover Star and has featured in many prominent magazines around the world. She has starred on the Cover for Prestige Hong Kong (April 2020 issue), the Cover for Hong Kong Tatler (July 2019 issue), and most recently the Cover of The Luxury Network Magazine (November/December 2021 issue). She has featured in Singapore Tatler (January 2020), VOGUE Hong Kong (November 2019 issue) and VOGUE China (October 2018 issue). Shanyan was also the Cover Star of digital magazine Paris Social Diary (November 2019), and the Cover of London’s Bonhams Homes and Interiors Magazine (December 2017 issue). Shanyan was also featured in Architectural Digest China (December 2019 issue). Shanyan guest starred in a documentary series on Hong Kong’s Cable TV, Beautivels, which aired in 2020.

Originally from Hong Kong, Shanyan read English and Law at the University of Cambridge and has worked at Goldman Sachs and Sotheby's. Shanyan is a wife to a wonderful husband and a mother of three beautiful daughters.

Shanyan Koder
Shanyan Koder
Art world entrepreneur; Founder and Director of Shanyan Koder Fine Art, HUA Art, and Global Showcases