CC Ann Chen

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Interview with CC Ann Chen by Margaret Basham


Artist Bio: C. C. Ann Chen is an artist and educator based in Chicago, IL. She was born in Taiwan, and grew up in suburban Maryland. Chen holds a BA in Architectural History from the University of Maryland, and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chen’s work stems from architecture and landscape, and explores perceptual translations and misinterpretations of place, time, and memory. Projects range from direct observation to site-specific ideas, following an intuitive, experiment-based approach in her studio practice. She has been awarded artist residencies by Marble House Project, the Ragdale Foundation, and will be joining the Clipperton Project to sail around the Faroe Islands in 2016. Chen has exhibited in numerous Chicago venues, including slow gallery, The Bike Room, Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College, Heaven Gallery, and Research House for Asian Art, Beverly Art Center, Zhou B. Art Center, Hyde Park Art Center, and The Franklin. In 2012, Chen was a recipient of the Midwest Voices and Visions Award and exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Chen is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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