Amy Chan: Whammy

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Published 2022 Amy Chan, Whammy 08, 2022 (Cover)

Amy Chan

Statement My paintings are fragments of the natural world multiplied into abstraction. I am interested taking forms drawn from life and morphing them into my own visual language. With cues from microscopic imagery, geometry and pattern, I build a visual vocabulary that is abstract but with remnants of the concrete. Joyously artificial color palettes infuse the paintings with humor and pop nostalgia. This series completed in 2022 builds from a body of small pandemic drawings, delighting in pure flat colors and an interplay of dimensional shapes. The works hold optimism and humor while playing with the materiality of gouache.

Bio Amy Chan’s work can be found in the collections of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, The Spencer Museum of Art and Capital One. She has received grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Amy Chan lives in Richmond teaches at the University of Virginia.

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Whammy 01, 2022 Gouache on paper 15 x 11 inches SOLD 6


Whammy 02, 2022 Gouache on paper 15 x 11 inches SOLD 8


Whammy 03, 2022 Gouache on paper 15 x 11 inches $850 unframed 10


Whammy 04, 2022 Gouache on paper 15 x 11 inches $850 unframed 12


Whammy 05, 2022 Gouache on paper 15 x 11 inches $850 unframed 14


Whammy 06, 2022 Gouache on paper 15 x 11 inches $850 unframed 16


Whammy 07, 2022 Gouache on paper 11 x 15 inches $850 unframed 18


Whammy 08, 2022 Gouache on paper 11 x 15 inches $850 unframed 20


Whammy 09, 2022 Gouache on paper 11 x 15 inches $850 unframed 22


Whammy 10, 2022 Gouache on paper 11 x 15 inches $850 unframed 24


AMY CHAN Abbreviated CV

Education Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA Painting 2008 Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Painting 2000

Selected Exhibitions 2021 Alma’s, Amy Chan and Debbie Quick, Richmond, VA Page Bond Gallery, Summer Selects, Richmond, VA 2019 1708 Gallery, 13 South, Richmond, VA Page Bond Gallery, Glean, Richmond, VA 2018 Mountain Gallery, Private Eyes, Brooklyn, NY Page Bond Gallery, Glow-Glimmer-Sparkle-Shine, Richmond, VA 2017 (SOLO) Page Bond Gallery, Field of Play, Richmond, VA Mountain Gallery, win-dow-sill, Brooklyn, NY OpenSpace, Blame it on the Rain, Baltimore, MD Bronx Arts Space, Charismatic Chroma, Bronx, NY JanKossen Contemporary, Geoforms, New York, NY Evanston Art Center, Amy Chan, Alice George, Amy Woodbury, Evanston, IL 2016 Page Bond Gallery, Sixteen Sixteen, Richmond, VA Page Bond Gallery, Swelter, Richmond, VA Athenaeum Gallery, Color Disorder, Arlington, VA Trestle Gallery, Introductions, Brooklyn, NY Rabbithole Projects, Plant Sale, Brooklyn, NY 2015 (SOLO) En Em Art Space, Moon Bounce, Sacramento, CA Page Bond Gallery, Shimmer, Richmond, VA The Center for Book Arts, Then and Now, New York, NY Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, Then and Now, New Rochelle, NY 2014 En Em Art Space, Sugar Rush, Sacramento, CA Ruffin Gallery, Radio Galaxy, Charlottesville, VA Selden Gallery, Color Disorder, Norfolk, VA Mint Gallery, Live Amateurs, Atlanta, GA 2013 (SOLO) Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA Pierogi 2000, Unhinged, Brooklyn, NY 26

The Bishop Gallery, Curating for a Cure, Brooklyn, NY 2012 Nancy Margolis Gallery, Permanent Collection, New York, NY 1708 Gallery, Crest, Richmond, VA Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, New Natural History, Charlottesville, VA 2011 (SOLO) Mercy Gallery, Petrified Forest, Windsor, CT Pierogi 2000, Twin Twin, Brooklyn, NY The Washington Project for the Arts, Options, Washington, DC Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Spotlights, Philadelphia, PA 2010 Catskill Arts Center, Utopia and Wallpaper, Livingston Manor, NY Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Painting Paper, Charlottesville, VA Cole Art Center, Life at the Edge: Forest Pathology, Nagodoches, TX 2009 Gallery Em, New Environments: Amy Chan and Jin Lee, Seoul, South Korea Mount Airy Contemporary, On the Fringe of Nature, Philadelphia, PA Abrons Art Center Gallery, Twin Infinities, New York, NY 2008 (SOLO) Carroll and Sons, Stonehenge Rising, Boston, MA Hewitt Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, Diversity and Dynamism, NY, NY Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery, Renaissance, New York, NY Platform Gallery, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Everywhere and Nowhere, NY, NY 2007 (SOLO) Bernard Toale Gallery, The Great Eastern Forest, Boston, MA Pierogi 2000, (Un)Natural Selection, Brooklyn, NY Hudson Franklin, Future Yonder, New York , NY SixSpace, Uncharted Territory, Los Angeles, CA Columbus College of Art and Design, Consumption Junction, Columbus, OH 2006 (SOLO) Evergreen House at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Katonah Museum of Art, I © the Burbs, Katonah, NY Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, Transparent/Opaque, New York, NY 2005 (SOLO) Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT PS122 Gallery, Megacorp, New York, NY Wave Hill, Out of Bounds, Riverdale, NY 2004 The Bronx Museum, AIM 24, Bronx, NY

Selected Awards 2021 2016 2014 2013

(forthcoming) Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amhers, VA Hobby Family Fellowship Artist in Residence, Mountain Lake Biological Station, Pembroke, VA Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in Painting Artist in Residence, The Studios Key West, Key West, FL 2011 The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant 2010 Artist in Residence, Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest, AZ 2009 Artist in Residence, Onoma Fiskars Artist, Fiskars, Finland


Artist in Residence, I-Park Artist, East Haddam, CT 2007 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship 2006 Artist in Residence, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY 2005 Lower East Side Printshop Special Editions Fellowship, New York, NY Artists Alliance Rotating Studio Program, New York, NY 2004 Artist in Residence, Abrons Art Center Workspace Program, New York, NY Artist in Residence, Jentel Foundation, Sheridan, WY

Selected Bibliography 2017 Fulton, Rowan (Nov, 2, 2017). The Impossible Dream. 2016 Jenkins, Mark, “In the Galleries: Many Ways to Express Light and Movement”, The Washington Post, December 29, 2016 2015 “Pop Nostalgia and Protozoa Props”, Sacramento News and Review, Nov. 2, 2015 2013 Hecker, Neal, dir. Art Loft. WPBT2. Miami, FL, 24 Sept. 2013. Television. 2013 Press, Alex, “Four New Resident Artists on the Island”, Key West Citizen, July 13, 2013 2012 Lord, Jo, “1708 Gallery Opens 7-Artist Show”, Richmond Times Dispatch, Sept 13, 2012 2012 Barnabi, Rebecca, “Seven Female Artists Featured in Crest Opening at 1708 Gallery this Friday”,, Sept 3, 2012 2011 Bresnahan, Barbara, “Painter Amy Chan Exhibition to Open The Year at Mercy Gallery”, Windsor Patch, Sept. 1, 2011 2011 Ruby; Otherworldliness, Berlin, Gestalten Publishers, 2011 2008 Davis, B., “Armory Action”, Artnet, Mar. 21, 2008 2007 “Goings On About Town”, The New Yorker Magazine, July 23, 2007 2007 Gomez, Edward M., “Back to the ‘Burbs”, Art and Antiques Magazine, May 2007, p. 70 2006 Gennochio, Benjamin, “The Place We Call Home”, The New York Times, Feb. 12, 2006 2006 Hershenson, Roberta, “There’s More to It Than a Manicured Lawn”, The New York Times, Jan. 8, 2006 2005 Gennochio, Benjamin “Bringing the Outside Indoors and Hanging it on the Walls”, The New York Times, Mar. 20, 2005


Public Art 2011 The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD, Individual Works 2011 Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, Scottsdale Public Art Belle Arts, Scottsdale, AZ 2008 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Permanent Mural

Collections Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Richmond, VA The Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital, Baltimore, MD Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY Hallmark Inc., Kansas City, MO Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA Monroe County Court System, Key West, FL Prudential Financial, Boston, MA Capital One, Richmond, VA City of Scottsdale, AZ Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Professional Assistant Professor, General Faculty, University of Virginia



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