Born in Shanghai, China, Chloe Chen holds an M.F.A in painting and drawing in fine arts from Pratt Institute, NYC. During the two academic years at Pratt, she served as a one-year classroom graduate assistant and a one-year symposium graduate assistant. Chloe’s work involves large ink drawing, ceramics, and printmaking, her works are exhibited and collected internationally in the USA, South Korea, and China. Now she lives and works in New York City. Chloe has worked in art management and administration in a non-profit art organization like ChaShaMa and an art foundation like The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City.
"My work starts from recording my daily routine: applying make-up, selecting accessories, emotional regulation, etc., through drawing. This exhausting routine is sometimes considered a coping mechanism, and a necessity for negotiating society. The consumerism and social psychology driving these actions also apply to my works on paper. My observational drawings reflect restrictions imposed by public opinion and conventions, my particular cultural background surrounding women’s sexuality. It also reflects the situation of Asian women in U.S society. I explore and expose these personal topics through self-examination, from my body, to works on paper."