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xiaowei chen
updated: 04/17/2010
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Anatomy of a cloud
Massgrave
Thinking balance
Thinking
Self portrait
9 Months and 10 days
Thumbelina
tree in cemetery
beginning  of a dream
game of the forest
 
Portfolio Keywords:  dreams
 
 
Anatomy of a cloud by xiaowei chen
Anatomy of a cloud
ink on paper
2007
15" " x  15 " 
Massgrave by xiaowei chen
Massgrave
ink on paper
2006
35" x  3" 
Thinking balance by xiaowei chen
Thinking balance
ink on paper
2008
15" x  5" 
Thinking by xiaowei chen
Thinking
ink on paper
2008
15" x  5" 
Self portrait            by xiaowei chen
Self portrait
ink on paper
2008
12 " x  5 " 
9 Months and 10 days by xiaowei chen
9 Months and 10 days
ink on paper
2007
30" x  20" 
Thumbelina by xiaowei chen
Thumbelina
ink on paper
2008
24" x  5" 
tree in cemetery by xiaowei chen
tree in cemetery
ink on paper
2006
3" x  5" 
beginning  of a dream by xiaowei chen
beginning of a dream
ink on paper
2007
5" x  3" 
game of the forest by xiaowei chen
game of the forest
ink on paper
2007
3" x  5" 

Artist Statement

Tasting salty teardrops is to me as seeing a diamond-embedded frog resting on a dried tree branch. Viewing a tense expression in a mirror is to me as seeing countless silkworms contorting their bodies. A touch of happiness or sorrow is to me like a strong liquor throwing off its scent. The power of love and death is to me like a red ivy climbing off a plaster vase decorated with roses....

Images of imagination are not remote from that of actual vision. What is remote is the our expression in language from precision and perfection, an ideal which I do not possess. So I have chosen simple tools to record my immediate sensations. Doing so I try to discover what lies within that might be more real and true.

Artist Bio / CV

XIAOWEI CHEN 

EDUCATION    

BA    Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing, China, 2000 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2010           TLGUTS gallery, Lynn, MA

 2010          Artadia New York Artist Residency 2010, BrooklynNY    

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 2009     Mother/mother*-,  A.I.R gallery, BrooklynNY 

2009     Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 

2009     Tufts Sixth Annual Summer Juried Exhibition, TUFTS UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, Medford, MA 

2009            Vivid Wonders Of A Startled Imagination, MCLA gallery51North Adams, MA 

2009     13 Forest gallery, Arlington, MA 

2009     Balance – Mothers Who Create, TLGUTS gallery, Lynn, MA 

2008     Artadia Awards, Mills gallery, Boston, MA            Xiao Ye Bought a House, Mills gallery, Boston, MA

 2007 Daba Doodle, artSPACE@16, Malden, MA             Xiao Ye Bought a House, artSPACE@16, Malden, MA 

2006 Present Tense, artSPACE@16, Malden, MA 

2005 Works of Song Zhuang Artists, Song Zhuang, Beijing, China 

2004 Traditional Chinese Painting Show, Catsup Gallery, Beijing, China  

 SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS 

2009     Honorable Mention, TLGUTS gallery, Lynn, MA  

 2007     Artadia Awards(2007 Boston), New York, NY

 2004 Liang Dian Awards for Design and Production of Television Programs, 1st Place  Kunming, China 

2003 China Multimedia Design & Motion Picture Competition, 3rd Place, Beijing, China 

2000 8th French Mobius International Interactive Multimedia Design Awards, China 2nd Place Beijing, China 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 

 “Documentary Screening: Xiao Ye Bought A House.” Malden Observer (September 16, 2007). Forman, Roanna.

“4-SOLO.” artscope (March/April 2007). Li, Qingwen.

Boston Artist Xiaowei Chen Receives Artadia Award with Xiao Ye Bought a House, a Unique Documentary.” World Journal (June 5, 2007). Li, Qingwen.

“Contemporary Drawings by Xiaowei Chen, The Only Love, Elicit Surrealism.” World Journal (July 4, 2006).