American, Hong Kong, Chinese, Taiwanese, b. 1992 Hong Kong SAR  |  Lives and works in New York, NY


2020 M.F.A. Candidate in Visual Arts, Painting | Columbia University School of the Arts
2018 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting & Drawing | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2015 B.A. Honors in Visual Arts; Double Major B.A. in International Relations | Brown University
          Additional coursework in experimental art and graphic design | Rhode Island School of Design


2019 (Forthcoming) ISCP's 25th Anniversary Benefit Auction | Nancy Hoffman Gallery & Artsy, New York, NY
(Forthcoming) 2019 AXA Art Prize, 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 |
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, SF | Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL | New York Academy of Art,
New York, NY
Whams of Summer, Curated by Ki Smith | Ki Smith Gallery, New York, NY
Aesthetically Functional Only, Curated by Edsel Williams | 1675 Broadway, New York, NY
First-Year MFA Exhibition, Curated by Natalie Bell | Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, NY
FACT AND FICTION: on her own, Curated by Cassandra Fiorenza | SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY
2018 Printfest 2018 | International Print Center New York, New York, NY
Fine Arts x Five, Curated by Susanna Coffey | Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL
The Annual, Curated by Giannella Ysasi Tavano & Neil O'Malley | SAIC MacLean Center, Chicago, IL
2017   Vitamin C, Curated by Hilary Doyle & Catherine Haggarty | Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
Between Friends, Curated by Brian Driscoll & E.R. Saba | SAIC MacLean Center, Chicago, IL
SVA's 35th Annual Summer Residency Exhibition | School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
AYLO Best of New York: a Celebration of Asian American Heritage | KAAGNY, New York, NY
Armory Arts Week: EFA Open House | Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2015   Brown University 35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition | David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI
Dreamscapes: A Solo Show and Honors Thesis Exhibition | List Art Center, Providence, RI * (*denotes solo)

Awards, Grants, Residencies

2019 Shortlisted: 2019 AXA Art Prize | AXA XL, New York, NY
2018 Visual Arts TA Fellowship | Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY
Dean's Merit Scholarship | School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Loretta Grellner Merit Scholarship & Work Scholarship: Ceramics w/ Del Harrow & Sanam Emami |
Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists' Residency, Saugatuck, MI
2017   Presidential Scholarship: Plein Air Painting w/ Gregory Botts | Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
SVA's 35th Annual Summer Residency in Painting and Mixed-Media w/ Gregory Coates, Steve De Frank,
Danica Phelps & Judy Mannarino | School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2015   Roberta Joslin Award for Excellence in Art | Department of Visual Art, Brown University
Julie Sloane '93 Memorial Award | Department of Visual Art, Brown University
Minnie Helen Hicks Prize In Art, Brown University 35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition | Brown University & RISD
Creative Arts Council Student Grant | Creative Arts Council, Brown University
2014   SAO Student Leadership Award for Exceptional New Student Organization: Brown Motion Pictures | Stephen Robert           ‘62 Campus Center and Student Activities Office, Brown University
2013   Thriller Chiller Film Festival, Official Selection: "Hotel Fortuna", short film | Grand Rapids, MI
2012   Celtx Seeds Award, Winner: "Kodak 135", short film, shot with RED |
2011 1st Prize, Friends of the Earth National Art Competition | United Kingdom Parliament | London, UK
2005-11 Sixth Form Academic & Art Scholarship | Downe House School, England, United Kingdom


2019 (Forthcoming) MFA Annual Issue No. 141, New American Paintings, Juror: Ruth Erickson. (November 2019)
Falk, Naomi. Whams of Summer Exhibition Catalogue, Ki Smith Gallery Publications. (August 2019)
Laster, Paul. Tomorrow’s Art Stars: 4 Must-See MFA Shows in New York, Galerie Magazine. (August 2019)
Fiorenza, Cassandra. Her Work: Susan M B Chen, Collective 131 Blog. (August 2019)
Saltz, Jerry. SPRING/BREAK Art Show Instagram Post @susanmbchen. (March 2019)
Chen, Rubin. 2019 New York Armory Week Direct Report: New York Art Watch, SinoVision. (March 2019)
Smith, Cornelia. Interview: Susan M B Chen, Columbia University Journal of Art Criticism. (February 2019)
2018 Rose, Renée LaVerné. Interview with Susan M B ChenACS Magazine, September/October 2018 Issue: 220-237.
(September 2018)
2017 Byung, Min. KAAGNY & AYLO Art Exhibition Fundraise for Museum of Korean American Heritage
The Korea Times. (March 2017)
Kim, Soo Young. Culture: Meet New York Asian Artists, The Korea Times. (March 2017)
Ju-Young, Hwang. 29 Asian Artists Group Exhibition, Korea Daily in assoc. w/ The New York Times. (March 2017)
2015 Green, Anica. April 2015 Spotlight Artist: Susan Chen, (April 2015)
2013 Kelly, Caroline. BMP to host biannual premiere, The Brown Daily Herald. (December 2013)
Salvador, Nicole. Presenting Brown Motion Pictures and Susan Chen, Unhemmed Magazine: 39. (October 2013)


Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts | Providence, RI
Brown University Investment Office | Providence, RI
Shanghai Hosane Auction House | Shanghai, China
Private: USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates

Curatorial Projects

2018 Diaries, Curated by Susan M B Chen | Mooch Gallery, Columbia University Watson Hall, New York, NY
Spring in Motion, Curated by Susan M B Chen | Mooch Gallery, Millennium Park Plaza, Chicago, IL
2017   AYLO Best of New York: a Celebration of Asian American Heritage, Curated by Susan M B Chen, Kate Jang, James
Chen | Korean American Association of Greater New York & Asian Youth Leadership Organization, New York, NY

Related Experiences

2019-Present ISCP Benefit Committee Member | International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY
Guggenheim Young Collectors Council, Acquisitions Committee Member, membership sponsored by
UBS & JNPalten International | New York, NY
2018-Present Curatorial Projects at Mooch Gallery | New York, NY
2018 Fall Teaching Assistant: Figure Painting w/ José Delgado Zúñiga at Columbia University | New York, NY
2017 Summer Participant at NYC Crit Club w/ Hilary Doyle | New York, NY
2017 Spring     Gallery Assistant at Shin Gallery | New York, NY
2016-2017       Artist Assistant at Shara Hughes (private studio) + Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts | New York, NY
2015-2016     Cultural Committee Co-Chair at Brown University Club in New York | New York, NY
2012-2015     Film Producer & Managing Director at Brown Motion Pictures | Providence, RI