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Bio

 

Audrey Chan (b. 1982, Chicago, Illinois) is a Los Angeles-based artist, writer, and educator whose research-based projects articulate political and cultural identities through allegory and the feminist principle of 'the personal is political.' Chan has been commissioned by LA Metro to create a large-scale public artwork for the Little Tokyo/Arts District Metro Regional Connector station, opening in 2022. She is currently Visiting Artist Faculty in the Program in Art at California Institute of the Arts.

Photo by Daniel Watkins

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Education    

MFA, Program in Art, School of Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 2007 

BA with Honors, Studio Art and Political Science, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 2004

 

Awards & residencies

Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2017

Department of Cultural Affairs Mural Artist, City of Los Angeles, 2017

YoYoYo Artist Grant, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, 2015

Civic Artist Prequalified List, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, 2014-2016

CCF Emerging Artist Fellowship for Visual Artists, 2013

ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, 2013 (Chan & Mann)

Artist-in-residence, l’école régionale des beaux-arts de Nantes, France, 2009

Public art

Will Power Allegory, Little Tokyo/Arts District Regional Connector Station, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, California, opening 2022

Little Tokyo Stance, Windows of Little Tokyo, Sustainable Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, 2018

 

Solo exhibitions

3 Solo Projects: Audrey Chan, Elana Mann, Chan & Mann, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, curated by Meg Linton, 2013 (Chan & Mann)

Meet the Chans & Manns, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, California, 2013 (Chan & Mann)

Chann & Mhann: A Historical Retrospective, 2005-2012, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles, California, 2012 (Chan & Mann)

Palissades #2: Audrey Chan, Parvis de Onyx, St-Herblain/Atlantis, France, 2009

Notes Toward an Exhibition, galerie de l’école régionale des beaux-arts de Nantes, Nantes, France, 2009

Matriarch, A402 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 2007

BOOMERANG, D301 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 2006

 

Selected group exhibitions

Dis...Miss, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, California, curated by Anne Bray/Freewaves, 2018 (Chan & Mann)
Time and Space | 122 Hours of Ink, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, California, curated by Sergio Teran, 2018
Biomythography: Currency Exchange, William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley, 2017

Dis…Miss, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, California, curated by Anne Bray/Freewaves, 2017 (Chan & Mann)

The Fabulous Six, Feral Projects, Los Angeles, California, curated by Isabelle Lutterodt, 2017

Dis…Miss, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, California, curated by Anne Bray/Freewaves, 2017 (Chan & Mann)

Biomythography: Currency Exchange, East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley, 2016

Unseen, Summercamp’s ProjectProject, Los Angeles, California, 2016

SKIN, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California, curated by Isabelle Lutterodt, 2016

Colored Girls: Works of Art by Women Artists of the African, Asian, and Latin Diaspora, Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles, California, curated by Chelle Barbour, 2015

Kuwentro Engkuwentro, Pico House, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Los Angeles, California, 2015

XX Redux, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California, curated by Nancy Buchanan, 2015

Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California, curated by Jill Dawsey, 2015 (Chan & Mann)

Gettin’ Off the Ground: Contemporary Stories from an American Community, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California, curated by Isabelle Lutterodt, 2014

Thaumatrope, First Street Gallery, Claremont, California, curated by Summercamp’s ProjectProject, 2014 (Chan & Mann)

Identity, Gallery Nine5, New York, New York, curated by Anne Swartz and Maria Elena Buszek, 2014 (Chan & Mann)

Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, curated by Alma Ruiz, 2014 (Chan & Mann)

L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, California, curated by Steve Wong, 2014

Beaver, CPR – Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, New York, 2014 (Chan & Mann)

A Germ Grows Into Life, Chin’s Push, Los Angeles, California, 2013

Art Intersections, Intersections as American Life: The Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival, Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, Maryland, curated by Shizu Saldamando, Eric Nakamaura, and Adriel Luis, 2013

(de)Constructing Chinatown, Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, California, curated by Steve Wong, 2012

On Tap Invitational, Bowmont Art Collection at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, California, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Thomas Lawson, Franklin Sirmans, Ali Subotnick, and Dean Valentine, 2011

By and For: Democracy and Art, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, California, curated by Carol A. Wells, 2011

CRW – contemporary reflections on war, BKS Garage, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, curated by Julie Galsbo and Malene Dam, 2010

Conventions & Attitudes, Exchange Rate: 2008, Remy’s on Temple, Los Angeles, California, 2008

re-Perspective, The Office: An Art Space, Huntington Beach, California, curated by Autumn Beck and Chlöe Flores, 2007

FOR EVER, 915 Mateo, Los Angeles, California, curated by Eungie Joo and Clara Kim, 2007

A Not So Simple Case for Torture, D300 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, curated by Sam Durant and Nancy Buchanan, 2007

Memorial Proposals for the Iraq War, 9th Street Entry Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2007

Mid-Residency Exhibition, Mint Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 2006

femmeusesaction #15, l’exposition, Parc Saint Léger – Centre d’arte contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux, France, curated by Cécile Proust, 2006

It Was the Blurst of Times, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, Texas, curated by Jason Kunke, 2006

Let’s Talk About…, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, New York, 2006

Speed Limit, REDHEAD at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, New York, 2006

 

Performances

Myths of Rape (2012), performance by Audrey Chan and Elana Mann, a reinterpretation of Leslie Labowitz-Starus’ “Myths of Rape” (1977), part of Suzanne Lacy’s “Three Weeks in May” (1977), presented by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) as part of “Three Weeks in January,” Getty Pacific Standard Time Performance Festival, LA Art Show, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, 2012 (Chan & Mann)

Symposia & panel discussions

Artist lecture, After the Fact: Feminist Cultural Production & Temporal Dissonance, UCSD Department of Visual Arts 7th Annual PhD Symposium, organized by Melinda Guillen and Marguerite Hodge, UCSD, La Jolla, California, March 8, 2014

Artist lecture, Art Practice, Activism, and Pedagogy: Some Feminist Views, symposium organized by Mira Schor, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, New York, April 5, 2012

Co-organizer and panel moderator with Elana Mann, Shares & Stakeholders: The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at the 100th Annual College Art Association Conference, MoCA, Los Angeles, California, February 25, 2012

Artist lecture, “From Chicago to Chicago: How I Became a Feminist Artist Despite Never Having Witnessed the 1970s,” Still Doin’ It: Fanning the Flames of the Woman’s Building, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, October 16, 2011

Organizer and panel moderator, “The Personal is Political, Revisited,” panel speakers: Andrea Bowers, Dorit Cypis, and Martha Rosler, Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions: 2007 CalArts Feminist Art Symposium, Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, March 10, 2007

Panel speaker, Greater LA MFA Exhibition Panel Discussion, California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, California, September 6, 2006

Curatorial projects

taisha paggett, Yann Novak, Marbles Jumbo Radio, Gregory Barnett, Mountain, Fire, Holding Still., The Getty Villa at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Pacific Palisades, California, 2016

Alan Nakagawa, Myth Not MythThe Getty Villa at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Pacific Palisades, California, 2016

Elana Mann, Villa Murmurs, The Getty Villa at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Pacific Palisades, California, 2014

Teaching & lectures

Visiting Artist Faculty, Program in Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 2012, 2017-2019

Visiting Artist Lecture, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 2015

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, 2013

Visiting Artist Lecture, Pitzer College, Claremont, California, 2013

Visiting Faculty, Program in Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, Spring 2012

Visiting Artist Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010

Gallery Teacher, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, 2009-2012

Visiting Artist Lecture with Elana Mann and Theresa Masangkay, The Experimental Impulse, Program in Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 2009

Visiting Faculty, l’école régionale des beaux-arts de Nantes, France, 2009