Crystal W.M. Chan
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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.

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