CURRENTLY ON VIEW

Whams of summer

08.03.2019 - 08.24.2019 | GROUP SHOW

Closing Reception: Saturday, August 24th, 6-9 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 3rd, 6-9 PM
Location: Ki Smith Gallery, 712 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, August 3rd - Saturday, August 24th
Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 AM - 7 PM

https://www.kismithgallery.com/

Poster by @pencewilson


RECENT/UPCOMING NEWS

SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW

03.05.2019 - 03.11.2019 | GROUP SHOW

Location: 866 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Hours: 11 AM - 7 PM 
Booth: E3, Collective 131 / Cassandra Fiorenza

https://springbreakartshow.eventbrite.com/
http://www.springbreakartshow.com/

Jerry Saltz SPRING/BREAK Art Show Instagram Post @susanmbchen





COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ART CRITICISM

02.26.2019 | interview LINK

Interview: Susan M B Chen by Cornelia Smith, Columbia University.

The word “millennial” tends to carry with it some negative connotations; it’s often used by older generations as a way to dismiss certain concerns, especially in regards to the role social media plays in shaping our relationship to the world around us. Susan confronts these contemporary anxieties head-on. Predominantly a painter, Susan explores the liminal spaces between tangible reality and technology, often utilizing images of a portal to warp the worlds contained within her canvases. Her work is colorful and sinuous, a serene abstraction of life through an almost honey-coated lens. Though many of her paintings are large in scale, they are non-confrontational, and instead invite the viewer into a world at once familiar and curious—a realm replete with dreams, oddities, and honest self-reflection.

COLLECTIVE 131

08.01.2019 | interview LINK

Interview: Susan M B Chen by Cassandra Fiorenza, Founder of Collective 131.

I am currently in the midst of painting a series of Asian American portraits. I’m a first-generation Asian American, and being alone here in the States while my family lives abroad, has made this project particularly meaningful to me as I attempt to readjust my perspectives looking from both the lens of an ethnic majority in one part of the world to that of a minority in another…

AXA Art prize 2019

09.06.2019 - 11.22.2019 | GROUP SHOW

Location: San Francisco Art Institute, Richard Gray Gallery, New York Academy of Art

Juried/Curated by Ian Alteveer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jennie Goldstein of the Whitney Museum, Cara Manes of MoMA, and Massimiliano Gioni of the New Museum
https://www.axaartprize.com/exhibition | Press Release

New american paintings, mfa annual issue no. 141

Publication Date: Forthcoming, Fall 2019.
Juried by Ruth Erickson of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.


2019

Mama Dreams of Central Park, 2019
Oil on linen, 24” x 30” oval

Tenzin And Her Cactus Garden, 2019
Oil on linen, 30” x 40” oval

Lisa & Norman Yee, 2019 Oil on linen, 24” x 30”

Lisa & Norman Yee, 2019
Oil on linen, 24” x 30”

Aric, Eric, Alex Chen, 2019 Oil on linen, 24” x 30”

Aric, Eric, Alex Chen, 2019
Oil on linen, 24” x 30”

Tian, Scorpio in Transit, 2019 Oil on linen, 24” x 30”

Tian, Scorpio in Transit, 2019
Oil on linen, 24” x 30”

The Traveller, 2019
Oil on canvas, 60” x 75” oval

uWu, 2019
Oil on canvas, 60” x 68”

2018

Waiting, 2018
Oil on linen, 24” x 30”

Visitors, 2018
Oil on canvas, 24” x 30”

One Step Closer, 2018
Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

Us, 2018
Oil on canvas, 11” x 14”

Beyond the Border, 2018
Acrylic, Ink, and Flashe on paper, 72" x 48"

❄️, 2018
Oil on canvas, 16" x 18"

🍂, 2018
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"

(Lost) In Transit, 2018
Oil on canvas, 32" x 27"

Albatross, 2018
Oil on canvas, 50” x 60”

Wander, 2018
Oil on canvas, 16" x 18"

Color Field #7, 2018 Oil on canvas, 17” x 20”

Color Field #7, 2018
Oil on canvas, 17” x 20”

Missed Call, 2018
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"

Missed Call, 2018 (Side View)
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"

Missed Call II, 2018
Oil and Flashe on canvas, 30" x 40"

Aquarium III, 2018
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 30” x 40”

Two by the Pool, 2018 Watercolor on archival paper (en plein air study), 12” x 12”

Two by the Pool, 2018
Watercolor on archival paper (en plein air study), 12” x 12”

2017

🛳, 2017
Oil on canvas, 60" x 50"

🖤🖤, 2017
Oil on canvas, 44” x 48”

👻, 2017
Oil on canvas, 60" x 68"

🔮, 2017
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"

, 2017
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

Stranger in the Cape, 2017
Oil on canvas, 40" x 48"

🌗, 2017
Oil, acrylic, resin on canvas, 24" x 30"

👯, 2017
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

@, 2017
Oil and metallic acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"

Fated, 2017
Oil, acrylic, Flashe, and glitter on canvas

🌩️, 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"

🛶, 2017
Oil, acrylic made from dispersions, and Flashe on canvas, 42" x 48"

🌑, 2017
Oil on canvas, 48" x 48"

No Rail Bike Trail, 2017
Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

2016

Summer Garden II, 2016
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"

Pink Pathway, 2016
Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

Jardin d'Eze I, 2016 Oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

Jardin d'Eze I, 2016
Oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

2015

Beaver Creek

Winner of the M H Hicks Prize and exhibited at the 2015 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, David Winton Bell Gallery April 10th-25th.

Oil on canvas, 12ft by 8ft diptych (Two panels of 6ft by 8ft canvases)

Hand-built wooden canvas

Brown University Granoff Collection
More detailed images at Folkmade Shop: at:http://www.folkmade.org/susans-shop/beaver-creek