39. 陳貞宏 Chenhung Chen/2015/04

陳貞宏 Chenhung Chen

I0424151 陳貞宏Chenhung Chen is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She was born in Beigang, Taiwan graduating from the Chinese Cultural University. She continued her post-graduate education at the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree. She has traveled the world spending time in India, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, North Eastern China as well as Beijing, and Rome, as a volunteer for a non-profit organization working for global peace. Her work has been shown internationally.



MFA    1988   School of Visual Arts, New York

BA       1983   Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

Solo Exhibitions:

2013   Dancing With the Formless, Blackboard gallery, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA

1992   New Work, Arts Alliance of Haverstraw, Haverstraw, NY

Group Exhibitions:

2015   The Art of Our Century, Juried by Whitney Tassie, Utah Valley University Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah

53rd International Exhibition, Juried by David A. Ross, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego

Fusion, Juried by Olivia Ongpin, Arc On-Line Gallery, San Francisco, CA

From Her 2015: An Exhibition by Women about Women, Pico House Gallery, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Los Angeles, CA

B/W, Juried by Laura Watts, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2014   1772, Art Skyline Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan

Aurora, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

1772, Hwa Kang Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Informationary, Juried by Herair & Lori Garboushian, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Culture Excavation, Juried by Elizabeth James, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

From Her: An Exhibition by Women about Women, Pico House Gallery, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Los Angeles, CA

2013   Nurture Art Benefit, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NY

View from Within, Blackboard gallery, Studio Channel Islands Art Center. Camarillo, CA

2012   Group Exhibition, Primavera Gallery, Ojai, CA

1994   Group Exhibition, Arts Alliance of Haverstraw, NY

1993   Group Exhibition, Cork Gallery, Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center, NY

Group Exhibition, 456 Gallery, NY

1990   Tiananmen Square, PS1 Museum, NY

1988   MFA Thesis show, Visual Arts Gallery, NY

1987   The Boxes, La Mama Gallery, NY

Artist Statement

In my work I focus on line, always recognizing its presence within drawing, Chinese calligraphy and painting, and American Abstract Expressionism. I appreciate the linear qualities inherent in nature. Through the use of line, I try to express feelings of delicacy, buoyancy, suavity, motion, power and strength.

Within the creative process from my urban recluse experiences, I express the sense of force, inner existence and endless life through drawing and sculpture/installation. My 3D work is composed of recycled materials including; copper wire, electrical wire and components, and some found objects.

My work is about harmony and dissonance, peace and chaos, the beautiful and the grotesque, the subtle and the powerful. It is also about the driving force for inner fulfillment, balance, meditative process, human internal structures, the transitional human condition, and experiencing the inner power. I feel the realization, understanding, and experience of “Wholeness” or “the Self” which makes this sometimes melancholy and solitary existence complete.

Chenhung_Chen_2010_Entelechy#1_001Entelechy #1, 20″x12″x7″, Copper wire & found object.

Chenhung_Chen2010_Entelechy#2_Pencil&ColorPencilOnPaper_14x17_048Entelechy #2, 14″x17″, Pencil, color pencil & oil pastel on paper.

Chenhung_Chen_2013_Entelechy#10_007Entelechy #10, 9’x4’x4′, Electrical wire & components.

Chenhung_Chen_Constallation_CopperWire_2013Constellation, Size variable, Copper wire & metal.

Chenhung Chen chen_6421Reading Tao Te Ching, 22″x32″, Mixed media.

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