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Yuan Chen

  • 1515 3rd St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
  • Studio #8 & #9

About The Artist

Artist Statement

My artwork reflects what is accessible in the present moment, embracing a desire to realize the tangible authenticity which lies beyond the momentary and impermanent. When immersed in the process, I merge with the piece, creating a fluid boundary between the artist and art. During the process, the unique character of the artwork reveals itself, allowing the piece to evolve and take on a momentum of its own.

Biography

Iƒ am a multidisciplinary artist born in Fuzhou, China. I migrated to the United States in 1999, settling in the Bay Area. I attended undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, graduating from UC Davis with an MFA degree.

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media, Oil Paint

Studio Information

Building Name

Marin Society of Artists

Studio Or Unit Number

Studio #8 & #9

Studio Address
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Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Phone

(415) 299-9039

Artist Website

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

2022 “Contemporary Bay Area Abstract” Belvedere Tiburon Library Art Gallery, Tiburon, CA.

2022 “Art Weekend” Sausalito Center For The Arts, Sausalito, CA.

2022 “Art For Ukraine” Sausalito Center For The Arts, Sausalito, CA.

2022  Marin Open Studio, San Rafael, CA.

2022  “First Annual Art Exhibit” Archie Williams High School, San Anselmo, CA.

2021  “Harmony” Cedars gallery, San Anselmo, CA.

2021   Marin Open Studio. San Rafael, CA.

2020   “Cherish and Protect” Merritt College, Oakland, CA.

2020  “Spark Art Show” Corte Madera. CA.

2020   Madrigal Show for Marin Open Studio, Sausalito, CA.

2020   “A Moment In Time” Marin Society of Artists Gallery. San Rafael, CA.

2019   “Winter Show” Marin Society of Artists Gallery. San Rafael, CA.

2019   “Bridge to Abstraction” Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2019   “Alchemy” Arts Guild gallery, Sonoma, CA.

2019  “Hope and Urgency” Smoking Nun gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2019  “Harmony” Cedars gallery, San Anselmo, CA.

2019   Marin Open Studio. San Rafael, CA.

2018  “Memories”  Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA.

2018  “Who Am I?” O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA.

2018  “Generation” Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, CA.

2017  “Common Area” Manetti Shrem Museum, Davis, CA.

2017  “Who is US?” Basement Gallery, Davis, CA.

2016   “Ruminant Ground” Beatnik Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

2015  “Mental Throes” Third Space Gallery, Davis, CA.

2015   “Struggle Bus” Berkeley Art Festival, Berkeley, CA.

2015   “Skinterior Just Beige” Headquarters Gallery, Berkeley, CA.

2015   “Prelude” 347 Gallery, Oakland, CA.

2015   “So-So” Fall 2015 Honor’s studio students exhibition Worth Ryder

Gallery. UC Berkeley, CA.

2015   “Take it or Leave it” Worth Ryder Gallery. UC Berkeley, CA.

2014   “Post Glitter” Fall 2014 Honor’s studio students exhibition Worth

Ryder Gallery. UC Berkeley, CA.

2014   “Para-Site: Critical Adaptions and Contingent Relations” Worth Ryder

Gallery. UC Berkeley, CA.

2014   “Remedies” Worth Ryder Gallery. UC Berkeley, CA.

2013   “Emma’s Birds” Worth Ryder Gallery. UC Berkeley, CA.

2013    Marin Open Studio. Fairfax, CA.

2012   “Fiat Lux” Worth Ryder Gallery. UC Berkeley, CA.

2011   “Be Still, Listen” Two person Exhibition ElseWhere Gallery.

Fairfax, CA.

2011   “Art of Giving” ElseWhere Gallery. Fairfax, CA.

Awards

2022 First place award at “Visible/Invisible” Marin Society of Artists Gallery. San Rafael, CA

2020 First place award at “Spark Art Show” Corte Madera. CA.

2019 First place award at “Winter Show” Marin Society of Artists Gallery. San Rafael, CA

2017  Fay Nelson Award, UC Davis, CA.

2016  Nominee for Dedalus MFA Fellowship, UC Davis, CA.

2015   Art Practice Departmental Citation, UC Berkeley

Art Practice Sculpture Award, UC Berkeley

2015  Honors in Art Practice, UC Berkeley

2014   Honors in Art Practice, UC Berkeley

2013   “Special Award” from O’Hanlon Center for the Art, CA.

2012   Honorable Mention Award from Fiat Lux Contest

“On the Same Page” program, UC Berkeley, CA.

Education

Description

2017   MFA in Studio Art, University of California, Davis

2015   BA University of California, Berkeley

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