Queer Sublime series installation view at SFAI—Fort Mason Campus, San Francisco, CA

Queer Sublime series installation view at SFAI—Fort Mason Campus, San Francisco, CA

 

Kai Chen

 

b.1990, Wuhan, China

 

Now live and work in San Francisco. 

 

 

 

Education: 

 

2016-2018

MFA, Studio Art | San Francisco Art Institute    

 

2008-2012

BFA, Oil Painting | Hubei Institute of Fine Arts  

 

                                                  

 

Exhibitions:

2019

Headlands 2019 BENEFIT ART AUCTION| Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA

The Ordinary Instant | Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

 

2018  

Open Book Show #5, Root Division, San Francisco, CA


Together: Then, Now, When | Live Worms Gallery,San Francisco, CA    

The Bay Area MFA Show | CARe Doug Adams Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2018 MFA Exhibition | SFAI—Fort Mason Campus, San Francisco, CA

Anxious/ Sublime | San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA      

Looking For Gold | SFAI—Fort Mason Campus, San Francisco, CA

   

                                                                                            

2017

 

Clyde&Co Award Reception Exhibition | Clyde&Co, San Francisco, CA                                                        

Material Translation | Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                   

American Typhoon | Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                          

Poetics of Displacement | Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                             

On Blue | Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                                      

Sanctuary | Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                                    

Annual Gala Exhibition: The Original Disruptor | San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA         

Assembling(de)Assembling | Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                        

The Open Book| Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

                                                                                    

2012  

HIFA BFA Exhibition | Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China 

 

 

 

Awards & Residencies:

2019
The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency, Shanghai, China
 

2018

Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate Fellowship Award

Reviews:

https://www.widewalls.ch/artist/kai-chen/  

Lectures:

2019

Show and Tell at Headlands Center for The Arts


Teaching:

2017

Teaching assistant for Jeremy Morgan, San Francisco Art Institute

2016
Teaching assistant for Bruce McGaw, San Francisco Art Institute

Teaching assistant for Brad Brown, San Francisco Art Institute


2013-2015

Painting Teacher, Guan Shan High School, Wuhan, China