Xuan Chen, Born in China, Live and Work in NYC

Education
● M.F.A. With Distinction, Department of Art and Art History,University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
● 2004-2008, Studied at Art Practice Department, University of California, Berkeley

Notable Collections:
2017     Art + Artisans Commission, Austin, TX
2016     Louisa Stude Sarofim Foundation
2016     Prospectus #241 Acclaimed Artist Series (final list), State of New Mexico
2015     Public Collection at the headquarter of  Great Minds, Washington, D.C
2014     Miami University Young Painters Collection, Oxford, Ohio
2014     New Mexico Arts AIPP Prospectus #227 (final list), State of New Mexico
2013     Working Artist Org Collection
2011     Dave Hickey and Libby Lumpkin Family Collection
2011    “Real Deal Etching”, public art collection for the City of Albuquerque
2011     Prospectus #216 Acclaimed Artist Series, State of New Mexico (final list)
2010    Prospectus #210 New Mexico Only Purchase Initiative (final list), State of New Mexico
2009    Oil Painting “Dendrite Fusion” in the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection


Awards, Grants and Residencies
2017     Artist in Residence (upcoming) Visible Futures Lab, School of Visual Arts, NYC

2017     Waterfront South Artist Residency (Awarded), Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum, Camden, NJ

2017     Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship (Finalist),  Halcyon Arts Lab, Washington DC

2014      (National) “William and Dorothy Yeck Award”, 2014 Miami University Young Painters Competition
2013      (International) Working Artist Grant/Award Recipient, August, 2013
2012      1st Prize Juried by Dave Hickey, CAS Contemporary Art Society of New Mexico
2011      (International) Honorable Mention, The 26th Tallahassee International Exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2011      (International) 1st Prize, “Trafficked Identity”, FLEFF in conjunction with GAATW in Thailand
2009     Friends of Art Prize (1st Prize) Juried by Lucy Lippard, University of New Mexico Art Museum
2009     New Visions/New Mexico Filmmaker Contract Award by Governor Bill Richardson

Solo Exhibitions

2017 (upcoming) Visible Futures Lab, School of Visual Arts, NYC

2017    “Light Space Intimacy” (in the side gallery), George Adams Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
2016    “Empty and Full”, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2015     “Color”, Hiestand Galleries, Oxford, OH
2013    “Color Matter”, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2013    “Edges”, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2011    “Splash”, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
2009   “Between the Lines,” VSA North Fourth Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2008    Rooz Gallery, Oakland, CA

Juried Group Exhibitions

2017    (upcoming) PULSE Miami Beach 2017, Richard Levy Gallery, Miami, FL
2017    “Nu Geometry”, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016    (3-Person Exhibition) “Puffy, Prickly, Poured”, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX
2016    “The Retrieval of the Beautiful”, The Painting Center, Chelsea, NYC
2015    “Miami Project” Miami Art Basel, FL
2015    “Seattle Fine Art Fair” Seattle, WA
2015   “Art Market San Francisco” at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
2015    “Coordinates” at Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM2015 “Miami Project” Art Fair, Miami, FL
2015   “Seattle Fine Art Fair” Seattle, WA
2015    “Art Market San Francisco” at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
2015    “Coordinates” at Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2014     Sculpture Mobile featured in Illusion d’Optique, season 4 of documentary Science ou Fiction on TV5 of Canada
2014    “Miami Project” Art Fair, Miami, FL
2014    “Color”, National Juried Exhibition at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
2014    “That’s Where You Need to Be”, Richard Levy Gallery exhibition in August 2014, Albuquerque, NM
2014     SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico (Reggie Gammon Memorial Award), Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
2014     (1st Place Award Winner) “William and Dorothy Yeck Award”, 2014 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award, Oxford, OH
2013     “Post-Racial U.S.?”, National Juried Exhibition at New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico
2013     “Survival Tactics”, Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2012     “Survival Tactics”, SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM
2012     “Market Value”, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2012     “Paint by Numbers”, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2012     (1st Prize) CAS Contemporary Art Society of New Mexico, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2012     18th Annual Texas National 2012 Competition and Exhibition, Nacogdoches, TX
2012     LaGrange National XXVII Biennial, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange GA
2012     “CINESONIKA 2”, The Second International Conference & Festival of Sound Design, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2011     “Looking Both Ways”, Eastern Michigan Univ./Univ. of Michigan Ann Arbor’s North Campus Research Center (NCRC), Ypsilanti, MI
2011     (Honorable Mention) The 26th Tallahassee International Exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2011     “More is More”, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
2011     The 2nd Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Morgantown, West Virginia
2011    (1st Prize) “Trafficked Identity”, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) and Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), Ithaca, NY
2011     “End to End”, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, NYC.
2011     18 days, Munoz Waxman Gallery at Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2011     North American Graduate Art Survey (NAGAS), Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2011     “4 Real 4 Faux – Animating the Vernacular”, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO 2010 “Two Minutes Film Festival”, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2010    “Resonance”, Rabbitholeprojects, Brooklyn, NY

Press and Publications

2017  (Review)  “In Praise of Shadow, Color, and Light” by John Yau  at Hyperallergic

2017    (Studio Interview)   “ Between 2D Illusion and 3D Complexity” by Layla Leiman, Art Maze Magazine, London, UK @artmazemag.com

2017    (Review)  “Xuan Chen’s Sculptures Explore Light and Space”, by Marta Knas @trendland.com

2017     Editorial Selection, pp 74-75, Art Maze Magazine, Issue 2, Curated by Beers London, UK

2017     (Review)Artist Xuan Chen’s Wall Sculptures Explore Light and Space Movement”, by Vy Tran @ design-milk.com
2015     (Review) “Thinking Through Digital Media” by Dale Hudson and Patricia Zimmerman, pp174‐175, Palgrave Macmillan Press, April 2015

2014     (Review) “Painters Point the Way at Richard Levy Gallery“ by Margaret Wright, September 2014

2014     (Review) “New Artist Feature” Winter 2014 by David Andrew Frey

2013     “New American Paintings“, Juried Exhibitions-In-Print, West Issue #108, Boston, MA
2011     (Illustration) “Wonders of Nuclear Fusion” by Neal Singer, UNM Press (ISBN: 0826347789), July 2011

2011     (Catalog) “Looking Both Ways” by Tom Suchan, Guey-Meei Yang and Wen-Chien Cheng,  pp38-39, Eastern Michigan University Press (ISBN 0912042982),
2011     (Catalog) “4 Real 4 Faux – Animating the Vernacular” by N Nancy Mizuno Elliot, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO
2011     (Catalog) “End to End” by Moyi Zhang, Zeljka Blaksic and Elizabeth Tolson, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, New York City
2011     (Catalog) “More is More”, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, by Melissa Vandenberg, Lexington Art League, KY
2011     (Catalog) The 26th Tallahassee International Exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL