Founder

Hua was originally founded by Hong Kong-born Shanyan Koder.

Shanyan developed a passion for fine art from a young age. Coming from a family of collectors, Shanyan has collected with her family as well as built her own private collection over the last two decades.

Photo Credit: Buccellati
Photographer: Anna Fowler
Hair and Make up: Ruth Reynolds
Shanyan Koder at Serpentine Galleries Summer Party 2018
Shanyan Koder at Serpentine Galleries Summer Party 2018
Shanyan Koder in Vogue China October 2018 Issue
VOGUE China October 2018 Issue
Photography: Pawel Pysz
Stylist: Michelle Zhao
Writer: Lang Xiao
Editor: Rachel Qiu

Hua was originally founded by Hong Kong-born Shanyan Koder.

Shanyan developed a passion for fine art from a young age. Coming from a family of collectors, Shanyan has collected with her family as well as built her own private collection over the last two decades.

In recent years, Shanyan has also 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
  • Andy Warhol
  • and 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. 

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 was asked by internationally renowned interiors artist Sera Loftus to be her Muse for her bohemian couture label, Sera Sestra.

Shanyan is a strong supporter of Philanthropy, and is currently an Ambassador for Borne.  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 was recently featured on the Cover of Bonhams Homes and Interiors Magazine, as well as in the October 2018 issue of VOGUE China. 

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. In her spare time she enjoys continuing her work as collector, private advisor and muse.