Xiaowei Chen’s work includes drawing, video, and sculpture. She explores natural environments, natural disasters, human thought, and the interconnectivity between the three.
Xiaowei Chen (born 1978), Chinese-American artist in the United States, currently living in Boston, United States. From 2000 to 2005 she worked in television production and produced and directed independent documentary films. She was a guest lecturer at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She was awarded the Artadia NY Artist Residency at ISCP in Brooklyn, NY; The COOHAUS RESIDENCY ARTIST FOR 2013, New York, NY; The 75th Regional Exhibition, ARNOT ART MUSEUM. Elmira, NY; 2019 Art Olympia Prize, ART OLYMPIA 2019 international open art competition, Japan; 2017 The Arte Laguna Prize, Nappe Arsenale and TIM Future Center, Venice, Italy; Manifest Press International Drawing Annual 11,Cincinnati, OH. Her recent exhibitions include Solo show in Boston city hall, Boston, MA; AroundSpace, Shanghai, China; Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago; The Research House for Asian Art, Chicago, IL; 49B studios, Brooklyn, NY; TLGUTS Gallery, Lynn, MA; artSPACE@16, Malden, MA. And the group shows in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; NNE(North Northeast), Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT; Gong Ju International Art Show, Limlip art Museum, WAAM MUSEUM, Woodstock, NY; ARNOT ART MUSEUM, Elmira, NY; Chungnam, Korea; Beard & Weil Galleries Wheaton College, MA; DUOYUNXUAN art center, Shanghai, China; Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York, NY; See | Exhibition Space, New York, NY; (Art) Amalgamated, New York, NY; ARTGATE GALLERY, New York, NY;A.I.R Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, CT; MCLA gallery51 in North Adams, MA; and Mills Gallery in Boston, MA; Hurun Art Foundation London Exhibition2016, London, UK .
“For me, drawing implies a five-dimensional space filled with thoughts and ideas, a documentary that not only records happenings but also subconscious and an integration of fantasy and reality. How long the earth has existed, there will be so many turbulences that return to zero. The continuation of the situation mainly depends on the way people deal with the event and the test of their own emotional control. As an artist, I personally position the artist as a missionary, and the information to be conveyed is not limited to event statements and emotional expressions. It is to convey more in-depth knowledge that may involve the fields of philosophy and science.”