Meet an Artist Fellow: Musician, Ruben Wan

Fill us in on your background—personally and in your creative practice. 

Chinese descent. Born and raised in Panama City, Central America. Started as a singer-songwriter back in my home country but moved to Los Angeles 8 years ago to seriously pursue a musical career. 

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How does your connection to nature influence you personally, and how does it influence your art?

There’s something very pure and magical about writing songs while being surrounded by nature. I tend to draw inspiration from many things in life but one that always hits the spot is nature. I’m always filled with wanderlust because not many things can get my creative juices flowing like visiting new places and engulfing myself with peaceful sceneries. 

How was your Getaway? Did your time in your cabin influence your process or inspire any new ideas?

My Getaway experience was amazing. I got to experience my first snow in LA and it was the highlight of my pandemic. Although I didn’t get to write any new songs during my stay, my trip to Getaway definitely recharged my creativity batteries. I was able to relax and in a way hit restart from my busy life. 

You can follow Ruben’s journey on his Instagram and his website.

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