Xiaowei Chen’s work includes video, drawing, and painting. She explores natural environments, natural disasters, human thought, and the interconnectivity between the three. Her current focus is large-scale drawings and paintings.
Xiaowei Chen (born 1978) graduated from the Institute of Graphic Communication in Beijing, China. 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 Coohaus Residency Artist for 2013, New York, NY. Her recent exhibitions include a solo show in 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 her work was included in group shows at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; NNE(North Northeast), Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT; Gong Ju International Art Show, Limlip art Museum, Chungnam, Korea; Beard & Weil Galleries Wheaton College, MA; See | Exhibition Space, New York, NY; (Art) Amalgamated, New York, NY; ARTGATE GALLERY, New York, NY; A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; MCLA gallery51, North Adams, MA; and Mills Gallery, Boston, MA. Chen has also exhibited in Beijing, China. She is currently working on a new series of drawings, parts of which have been exhibited in galleries in the greater Boston area.