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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