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) 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
2019 (Forthcoming) Whams of Summer, Curated by Ki Smith | Ki Smith Gallery, New York, NY
2019 (Forthcoming) Aesthetically Functional Only, Curated by Edsel Williams | New York, NY

2019 First-Year MFA Exhibition, Curated by Natalie Bell | Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, NY
2019 FACT AND FICTION: on her own, Curated by Cassandra Fiorenza | SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY
2018 Visual Arts End-of-Year Exhibition | Columbia University Prentis Hall, New York, NY
2018 Printfest 2018 | International Print Center New York, New York, NY
2018  Fine Arts x Five, Curated by Susanna Coffey | Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL
2018  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
2017  Between Friends, Curated by Brian Driscoll & E.R. Saba | SAIC MacLean Center, Chicago, IL
2017  SVA's 35th Annual Summer Residency Exhibition | School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2017  Let It Shine, Curated by Oriel Ceballos | Daddy Greens Pizza, Brooklyn, NY
2017  Summer Grand Salon Show | The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017  AYLO Best of New York: a Celebration of Asian American Heritage | KAAGNY, New York, NY
2017  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
2015  Dreamscapes: A Solo Show and Honors Thesis Exhibition | List Art Center, Providence, RI * (*denotes solo)

Awards & Grants

2019 Shortlisted: 2019 AXA Art Prize | AXA XL, New York, NY

2018 Visual Arts TA Tuition Fellowship | Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY
2018  Dean's Merit Scholarship | School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2018  Loretta Grellner Merit Scholarship & Work Scholarship | Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists' Residency, Saugatuck, MI
2017  Presidential Scholarship | Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
2015  Roberta Joslin Award for Excellence in Art | Department of Visual Art, Brown University
2015  Julie Sloane '93 Memorial Award | Department of Visual Art, Brown University
2015  Minnie Helen Hicks Prize In Art, Brown University 35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition | Brown University & RISD
2015  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


(Forthcoming) Juror: Ruth Erickson, MFA Annual Issue No. 141, New American Paintings, 2019.

Jerry Saltz, SPRING/BREAK Art Show Instagram Post @susanmbchen, March 6, 2019.
Rubin Chen, 2019 New York Armory Week Direct Report: New York Art Watch, SinoVision, March 9, 2019.
Cornelia Smith, Interview: Susan M B Chen, Columbia University Journal of Art Criticism, February 26, 2019.
Renée LaVerné Rose, Interview with Susan M B Chen, ACS Magazine September/October 2018 Issue, Page 220-237, September 4, 2018.
Min Byung, KAAGNY & AYLO Art Exhibition Fundraise for Museum of Korean American HeritageThe Korea Times, March 8, 2017.
Soo Young Kim, Culture: Meet New York Asian Artists, The Korea Times, March 6, 2017.
Hwang Ju-Young, 29 Asian Artists Group Exhibition, Korea Daily in assoc. w/ The New York Times, March 1, 2017.
Anica Green,  April 2015 Spotlight Artist: Susan Chen,, April 29, 2015.
Joseph Frankel; Gabriella Reyes, BMP to premier four student-made shorts, The Brown Daily Herald, December 5, 2014.
Caroline Kelly, BMP to host biannual premiere, The Brown Daily Herald, December 6, 2013.
Nicole Salvador, Presenting Brown Motion Pictures and Susan Chen, Unhemmed Magazine, Page 39, October 24, 2013.
Stella Chung, The Beaulieu Car, VISIONS Magazine, Volume XII, Issue I, Page 53, November 9, 2011.


2018 Summer  Ceramics w/ Del Harrow & Sanam Emami | Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI  
2017 Summer  Plein Air Painting w/ Gregory Botts | Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
2017 Summer  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


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
2018  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 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     Associate Project Manager at AKQA | New York, NY
2015-2016     Cultural Committee Co-Chair at Brown University Club in New York | New York, NY
2012-2015     Managing Director & Film Producer at Brown Motion Pictures | Providence, RI
2013 Summer Production Assistant at MoliFilms | London, UK
2012 Summer Editorial Intern at Vogue China, Condé Nast International | Beijing, China
2011 Summer Arts Teacher at Kids Gallery Creative Arts | Hong Kong SAR