Xiang dong Chen

Fresh Meadows, NY



Xiang dong Chen was born in Nantong, China in 1963, where he attended Nantong University – School of Fine Arts. After graduating from Nantong University in 1987, Chen moved on to continue his studies at the Print Program of Nanjing Academy, completing his program in 1991. From 1989 to today, Chen has continued to refine his practice, making him one of the most prominent international Chinese print artists of our century. He is currently based in New York, NY.

Chen’s most recent work puts a contemporary twist on the traditional craft of porcelain by infusing ink paint into his pieces. He is deeply involved in the entire process, from the selection of the clay through to the kiln-firing. Chen has mastered the delicate dance between these two unwieldy media to create a body of work that is exceptionally unique and elegantly straddles the cultures of the East and the West.

Chen is a member of the China Artists Association and the China Association of Print Artists. His work can be found in numerous collections, including the National Art Museum of China, Jiangsu Museum of Art, United Nations, Si Chuan Divine Printmaking Museum and Taiwan Tainan Museum, Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, National Taiwan Normal University, and the Nanjing Arts Institute.

Observing the Universe in Calmness, woodcut, 20″ x 27″