Xiangdong Chen

Artist Bio

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Exhibitions at Stride Arts

Xiangdong Chen was born in Nantong, China in 1963, where he attended Nantong University - School of Fine Arts. After graduating from Nantong University in 1987, Chen moved on to continue his studies at the Print Program of Nanjing Academy, completing his program in 1991. From 1989 to today, Chen has continued to refine his practice, making him one of the most prominent international Chinese print artists of our century. He is currently based in New York, NY.


Chen’s most recent work puts a contemporary twist on the traditional craft of porcelain by infusing ink paint into his pieces. He is deeply involved in the entire process, from the selection of the clay through to the kiln-firing. Chen has mastered the delicate dance between these two unwieldy media to create a body of work that is exceptionally unique and elegantly straddles the cultures of the East and the West.


Chen is a member of the China Artists Association, the China Association of Print Artists, and the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA). His work can be found in numerous collections, including the National Art Museum of China, Jiangsu Museum of Art, Amerasia Bank, United Nations, Si Chuan Divine Printmaking Museum and Taiwan Tainan Museum, Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, National Taiwan Normal University, and the Nanjing Arts Institute.

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Selected Exhibitions

1989          The 7th National Fine Arts Exhibition, Beijing, China.
1990          The 10th National Printmaking Exhibition, Hangzhou, China

1991          The 5th Taiwan International Biennial Prints Exhibition, Taipei.

1992          The 11th National Printmaking Exhibition, Yinchuan, China

1993          Jiangsu Provincial Prints Exhibition (winner of Award of Excellence, Nanjing, China

1994          The 8th Chinese National Fine Arts Exhibition,Beijing, China
1995          The 6th Chinese National Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition, BeiJing ,China

1996         The 13th National Printmaking Exhibition, Nanjing, China

1997         Jiangsu Provincial Prints Exhibition (winner of Excellence Award), Nanjing, China

2000         2K International Prints Exhibition, Taiwan
2001         The 4th GASASA Exhibition of Crack Modern Fine Arts, GASASA Museum of Art,

2002         Sino-Japanese Modern Art Exhibition, ASGO Museum of Art , Japan

2003         Exhibition of Chinese Modern Graphic Art, St. John’s University New York, U.SA.
2004         Taiwan International Mini Prints Invitational Exhibition, Taiwan Normal University Art Museum, Taipei
2005         Qidong Prints Exhibition in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Qibong Prints Institue--China’s first institute of graphic art

2013         Riverside Landscape---A Century of Nantong in Images and Ink, an art exhibition at the National Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2014         Art Exhibition in Celebration of the Fifth United Nations Chinese Language Day

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