About Me

I am Jenny, a visual artist living in Toronto, Canada.

I make art to process information about the world around me while raising questions about existentialism and spirituality. My work uses symbols to create mystical environments because I want viewers to wonder about life beyond the material world.

I graduated from OCAD University (Toronto, Canada) in 2016, with a major in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Illustration. Since then, I have mainly worked in watercolor, pen and clay. 


CV

Recent Activities

Solo Exhibition

2019 Until the end of the sea, United Contemporary, Toronto Canada 


Group Exhibitions

2022 Fertile Land, Maison de la culture Cote-des-Neiges, Montreal Canada   

2021 Scale, The Six Hundred (Online),Toronto Canada

2021 Being Scene 2021, WorkmanArts (Online), Toronto Canada

2021 Desired lines Exhibition,VIBE Arts (Online), Toronto Canada


Press

2022 Painting Blue 畫藍色 画蓝色, AGO Insider, Online 

2022 AGO’s Pop-up Studio in Mandarin, Elite Gen (Singtao), Online  

2021 Toronto Artist Jenny Chen on How Art…, Shedoesthecity, Toronto Based Online

2020 Re:Building Resilience…,The Star, Toronto Based Online Article

2020 Creative Residency Group…, Peels Weekly News, Peel region Newspaper


Grants

2022 Chalmers Professional Development, Ontario Arts Council 

2022 Career Catalyst: Project Grant for New Generation Artist, Ontario Arts Council  

2020 Arts Response Initiative, Ontario Arts Council

2020 Visual Arts Creation Project, Ontario Arts Council

2019 Project Grant, Cue Art Projects

2019 Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council


TALKS

2021 Talking back together, Online with Art Gallery of Ontario

2020 State of Being Artist Talk, Online with Visual Arts Mississauga


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