Crystal W.M. Chan
I was born and raised in Macau, a former Portuguese colony in China. I have lived in Taiwan, Greece and Portugal. I studied Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts; and I am currently based in New York.
My gestural paintings involve figures and bleak landscapes that are drawn with an expressive line and brushstrokes. I seek to evoke emotions that resonate with haunting memories and nostalgia.
I have participated in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions, including a recent collaboration with renowned photographer Nick Knight. I was invited to participate in This Is My City Artist-in-Residence in Portugal in 2014. I received a Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau Grant for Artistic and Cultural Study, and a Macau Art For All Society Art Scholarship from 2015 to 2017. My artworks are held in the Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau and private collections.
|Exhibition History at Gallery 456|
|2018||I Am My Own Landscape|
|Works & History|
|2018||"Open Field" Solo Exhibition | The National Arts Club, New York|
|2018||"I Am My Own Landscape" Solo Exhibition | Chinese American Arts Council, New York|
|2017||First Prize - The National Arts Club Will Barnet Student Show, New York|
|2015||“I Am My Own Landscape” Solo Exhibition | Albergue SCM, Macau|
|2015||“Forever Someone Else” Solo Exhibition | Art For All Gallery, Beijing|
|2014||“Living in the Memories of the Future Self” Painting Exhibition | Livraria Portuguesa, Macau|
|2014||“This Is My City” Creative Residencies | Montemor-O-Novo, Portugal |