Crystal W.M. Chan
Artist Statement

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.

Artist Web Site
http://cargocollective.com/crystalwmchan
Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2018I 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
2017First 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