Phillip Chen

Professor of Drawing and Printmaking
Office Location: 108 Studio Arts Hall 
515-271-3160
phillip.chen@drake.edu
Phillip Chen's website 

Phillip Chen received his B.F.A. degree from University of Illinois at Chicago and M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His prints have been exhibited in numerous locations nationally and internationally and are held in public collections that include Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts. He has traveled extensively as a visiting artist and served as an evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, College Art Association, and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. His image making has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, Iowa Arts Council, and Louis B. Comfort Tiffany Foundation.

His ongoing series of prints, "Origins and Destinations", depends upon the interrelating of generally separate forms of visual representation such as photography [temporally anterior; things “having been there”] and diagrammatic drawing [projective]. Through overlappings and adjacencies, multiple visual languages explicate and redress cultural-historical events and conflate transnational relationships with interpersonal experience.

Selected Exhibitions:

“Origins and Destinations: Phillip Chen Photo-Etchings”
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

“185th Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art”
National Academy Museum, New York, NY

“New Prints”
International Print Center New York, New York, NY

“Phillip Chen: Memory Prints”
Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY

Memory Prints: The Story World of Phillip Chen

“Exclusion/Inclusion”
The New York Historical Society, New York, NY

“Commerce”
Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY

Fine Arts News
September 22, 2016
The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
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