Kevin Chen

Lecturer
Art Exhibitions
Building: Fine Arts
Room Number: 296 or 236
Office Hours: 
Friday: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Biography

Kevin B. Chen has been involved in the Bay Area arts community for over two decades as a curator, visual artist, and educator. He recently served as co-chair for the City of Oakland's Public Art Advisory Committee and managed the de Young Museum’s Artist Residency Program and Public Programs. He has curated projects for Headlands Center for the Arts, Minnesota Street Project, University of Nevada Reno, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Art Institute, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, SOMArts Cultural Center, and Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco & Kearny Street Workshop. His curatorial work has been reviewed in publications nationally, including Art in America, afterimage: the journal of media arts and cultural criticism, Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, New Art Examiner, Bidoun Magazine, Contemporary Magazine, Bitch Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He was the Program Director of Visual Arts at Intersection for the Arts for over 15 years, where he curated over 70 exhibitions and hundreds of public programs, and served as a funding and residency panelist for Creative Capital Foundation, Multi-Arts Production Fund, Alliance of Artists Communities, Creative Work Fund, and the City of San Jose. He has exhibited his own work locally at the Asian Art Museum, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Southern Exposure, Palo Alto Art Center, Jack Fischer Gallery, and nationally at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro, CA), Harn Museum of Art (Gainesville, FL), Bruno David Gallery (St. Louis, MO), and The Kitchen (New York, NY).