Jamie Chan

 ( 2019, USA)

MFA Painting, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson 2012
BA Studio Art
, University of California, Los Angeles 2006
Jamie Chan was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1984. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She attended Bard College and before that UCLA. Jamie Chan's figurative paintings reflect on her own difference and belonging. Her figures are often derived from art historical sources. Her work adopts the allegorical spaces of Renaissance painting, plumbing art history with an inverted telescope. As a contemporary painter, the spirit of renaissance painting is recontextualized, most often through sources from Chan’s daily life. She describes her process and style writing, “I am an artist from Los Angeles, now based in Brooklyn. In my figurative paintings, I use color and texture to register emotional states that may include duress, passivity, or doubt. Sourcing my images from baseball cards and renaissance paintings, I also make reference to my office job and assess its proximity to Broadway musicals. I recently co-authored a review of Kai Althoff's work for the online journal 4Columns.”
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
What Wind, New York
February 05 - March 02, 2019


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Squeezing, Nostrand & Greene, Brooklyn, US


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
What Wind, curated by Eric Palgon, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York, US

2018
One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US

2017
Jamie Chan and Marley Freeman Books, BABZ Book fair, Brooklyn, US
 Painters’ Painters Paintings, Dread Lounge, Los Angeles, US
 Group show, Brethren, Ridgewood, US


2014
A Body for the Bedroom, Bed, Brooklyn, US
The Blind Hang-Out, At the Office Box, New York, US
Drugstore Beetle, circulating library project by David Horvitz

2013
Fruit and Vegetable Stand, project by Paul Branca in Queens, US

2012
Herstory Inventory, project by Ulrike Muller, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, US

2011
Benefit Auction, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, US

2010
Another Romance, UCLA Wight Biennial, Los Angeles, US
Hidden Bodies, Stadler Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2008
Mystery of the Invisible Clock, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Mr. Reverse Psychology, Norma Desmond Productions, Los Angeles, US

2007
No Art Today, Inmo Gallery, Los Angeles, US
High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, US