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.

In recent years, 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, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, René Magritte, Chris Ofili, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst, Candida Höfer, Yue Minjun, Zeng Fanzhi, Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol, amongst many others.

As a respected member of the international art world, Shanyan is a Council Member of the Serpentine Galleries and a member of the women-only Artemis Council of the New Museum of New York. Shanyan also sits on the Advisory Board of Unit London, an emerging contemporary art gallery in London.

Shanyan is Founder 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 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 recently starred as the Cover Girl for Hong Kong Tatler (July 2019 issue), and has been featured in VOGUE China (October 2018 issue). Shanyan was also the Cover Girl of Bonhams Homes and Interiors Magazine (December 2017 issue).

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 two beautiful daughters.

Shanyan Koder

Shanyan Koder
Photo Credit: Buccellati
Photographer: Anna Fowler
Hair and Make up: Ruth Reynolds