Alan Chin
Alan Chin

BIO

Alan Chin is an American artist born in Berkeley, California in 1987.  He attended Academie Minerva in the Netherlands and earned his BFA in ceramics and painting from California College of the Arts in Oakland/San Francisco.  For six years, Chin was studio assistant to the American artist, Raymond Saunders.  Chin has shown in cities around the world and at institutions such as Berkeley Art Museum, California College of the Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Richmond Art Center, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.  Using a variety of traditional materials and experimental mediums, Alan creates narrative art and focuses primarily on the story of survival.  He currently lives and maintains a studio in Los Angeles, California.

ALAN CHRISTOPHER CHIN

Born October 15, 1987 in Berkeley, California.

EDUCATION

2001 - 2005 Acalanes High School, Lafayette, California, USA

2005 - 2011 BFA, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, USA

2008 – Academy Minerva Hanzehogeschool, Groningen, The Netherlands, EU

AWARDS

1990 - “Sweater Contest: I. Magnin’s Department Store (1st Place Grand Prize Winner),” San Francisco, California, USA

2005  Citizenship of the Year, Acalanes High School, Lafayette, California, USA

2008  Art Nelson Ceramic Arts Award, California College of the Arts, Oakland + San Francisco, California, USA

2007 - 2013  Assistantship to Raymond Saunders, California College of the Arts, Oakland + San Francisco, California, USA

2016 – “Artist in Residency,” Mission Clay Art and Industry Residency,” Phoenix, Arizona at Mission Clay Pipe Factory, AZ, USA

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 – “Sculpture In The Garden”, “One Pinecone”, Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation For the Arts and Crafts Museum, Alta Loma, California, USA

2015 – “Winter Wonderful: Children's Action Network”, Private Residence, Holmby Hills, California, USA

2015 – “Splinter”, The Sky Lounge, 717 W Olympic Blvd (Downtown Los Angeles Skyscraper), Los Angeles, California, USA

2014-- "SCOPE", "Art Basel: International Contemporary Art Fair, See.Me. Miami, Florida, USA 

2014 – “Unbreakable”, Benicia Arts Center, (Curated by Arthur Gonzalez + Mark Enes). Benicia, California, USA

2014 – “Secret Party”, Snapchat, 800 Main, Venice Beach, California, USA

2014 – “Gather", Clothio: Well Made Space( Little Tokyo Project). Los Angeles, California, USA

2014 – “Tokimonster+Gaslamp Killer”, Production Club + Red Bull Space, Los Angeles, California, USA

2014 – “Foreverland”, K-Town Project, Los Angeles, California, USA

2014 – “The Possible”, (Curated by David Wilson + Larry Rinder) The Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California, USA

2014 - "C-Note: An Exhibition & Fundraiser for Syrian Children", JAUS, Los Angeles, California, USA

2014 – “Skrillex LA Project”, Production Club + Red Bull Space, Los Angeles, California, USA

2013 – 2014 - “The Whole Pie”, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

2013 – “Winter Wonderland”, Pritzker Residence, Bel Air, California, USA

2014 – “Warehouse Party”, Snap Chat, Culver City, California, USA

2014 - "Unicef Syrian Crisis Fund", "Awake", Art Jaus, Santa Monica, California, USA

2013 – “Creatives Rising”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2013 – “Creatives Rising”, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, USA

2013 – “Creatives Rising”, Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York, USA

2013 – “Creatives Rising”, Christies Gallery, New York, New York, USA

2013 – “Creatives Rising”, Sotheby’s Gallery, New York, New York, USA 

2013 – “Tom Franco Art Collaborations”, Firehouse North Gallery, Berkeley, California, USA

2013 – “Story of the Creative”, See.me Expo Space, Long Island, NY, USA

2013 – “The Selected”, SCOPE (See.me Gallery), Miami, Florida + New York, NY, USA

2013 – “Curiosity”, The Kelsey Projects, Berkeley, California, USA

2013 – “Wonders of the World”, The Kelsey Projects, Berkeley, California, USA

2012 - “Ugly Sweater Party”, The Kelsey Projects, Berkeley, California, USA

2012 – “Tree House”, The Kelsey Projects, Berkeley, California, USA

2012 - "Outside Lands", Crater Lake, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA

2012 – “Wonders of the World”, The Kelsey Projects, Berkeley, California, USA

2012 - “Loyalty: A Commitment”, Rose Hall: The Great House, Montego Bay, Jamaica

2012 - “Collaborations”, Phoenix Villa Gallery: The Tryall Club, Hopewell, Jamaica.

2012 – “Light”, The Kelsey Projects, Berkeley, California, USA

2011 - “Pacific Standard Time: 100 years”, Kelsey Projects, Berkeley, California, USA

2011 - “Ceramics Annual of America”, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California, USA

2011 - “TAIWAN REPRESENT: IN TAIWAN THIS IS HOW WE ROLL!, Painting and Sculpture by Alan Chin”, 7 Wang Projects, Taipei, Taiwan

2011 - “California College of the Arts: Graduation EXPO”, Bruce Gallery, San Francisco, Califorina, USA

2011 - “Guild Show”, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, Califorina, USA

2010 - “SUBCONSCIOUSNESS: KATY PERRY”, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2010 - "OPEN FOR BUSINESS", Firehouse: PHILZ Gallery, Berkeley, California, USA

2010 - "Time Travel: Journey Through A Dream", Firehouse South Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2009 - “Reflection Series,” Herrmanns Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA

2009 – “Sofia’s Baby”, Francis Ford Coppola Estate, St. Helena, Napa Valley, Ca, USA

2009 - "Figurative", Bruce Galleries, San Francisco, California, USA

2009 - “Ceramics Guild Show”, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2009 - "Firehouse Collective Show", Oakland Art Murmur, Oakland, California, USA

2009 – “Wine + Modernism (Iron Triangle) ”, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, EU

2009 - "A Cycle", Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, California, USA

2008 - “Members“, Richmond Art Center”, Richmond, California, USA

2008 - “Alan Chin + Shawn Hibmacronan Painting and Sculpture”, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2008 - “On the Floor”, Raymond Saunders Resché Ateliér, Paris, France

2008 - “Alan Chin”, Winschoterdiep Gallery, Groningen, The Netherlands

2008 - “Selection”, Minerva Gallery, Hanzehogeschool University, Groningen, The Netherlands

2008 - “Coming and Going”, Minerva Gallery, Hanzehogeschool University, Groningen, The Netherlands

2008 - “Installation”, Bazaar Bizar, Groningen, The Netherlands

2008 - “Currents”, Minerva Gallery, Hanzehogeschool University, Groningen, The Netherlands

2008 - “Alan Chin: Painting + Sculpture”, Neijmer Gallery, Groningen, The Netherlands

2008 - “Sculpture”, Neijmer Gallery, Groningen, The Netherlands

2007 - “One Ton”, Class Room: John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California, USA

2007 - “Contemporary Painting and Sculpture”, Pamela Skinner Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art Gallery, Sacramento, California, USA

2007 - “Alan Chin: Hangers ( LA fashion week)”, Cabanna Club, Hollywood, California, USA

2007 - “Ceramics Guild Show”, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2006 - “Bay Area Art”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California, USA

2006 - “70th Anniversary Richmond Art Center”, Richmond, California, USA

2006 - “To Paint”, Curated By Linda Geary, Bruce Galleries, Oakland, California, USA

2006 - “Buzz”, Graphic Motion Projects, Whittier, California, USA

2006 - “Contemporary Sculpture”, Terry Friedman, A21 Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2006 - “Earth is Wonderful”, Bruce Galleries, San Francisco, California, USA

2006 - “TWO: Stan Dann + Alan Chin”, Curated By Stephen Headly, Gallery 276, San Francisco, California, USA

2006 - “Drawing is Painting”, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2006 - “Launch”, Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Gallery, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, California, USA

2005 - “Painting Show”, Curated By Ryan Martin, North South Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2005 - “Rush For Relief”, Benefiting Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans, Lafayette, California, USA

2005 - “The Blue Butterfly”, “Sculpture installation for Orinda Film Festival”, Oakland Children’s Hospital, Orinda, California, USA

2005 - “Orinda Arts Council Expo”, Orinda Library Gallery, Orinda, California, USA

2005 - “Function Junction”, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2005 - “ART for Change”, Benefiting the Special Olympics, Walnut Creek, California, USA

SELECT PERFORMANCES

2014 - "The Possible", The Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California, USA

2014 - "Lets Go Places", Downey Projects, Downey, California, USA

2013 - "REMEMBRANCE", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA

2013 – “Impowermint”, Venice Music Crawl, Venice, California, USA

2013 - ”Hauntology: Art of Luxury”, Humming Bird House: Tryall Club, Hopewell, Jamaica

2013 – “Remnants”, Kelsey Projects, Berkeley, California, USA

2013 – “YOGA STILL”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, USA

2012 - ”Dedication”, Phoenix Villa: Tryall Club, Hopewell, Jamaica

2011 - “NEWORDER,” Kelsey Projects, Berkeley, California, USA

2010 - "Time", The Bond, Oakland, California, USA

2010 - "Time Travel Journey Through A Dream: The Act of Staying There", Jack London Square, Oakland, California, USA

2009 - "Back to Africa", Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California, USA

2006 – “Red Sound”, Steven Oliver Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, USA

2006 - “Wired” Zellerbach Performing Arts Center, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2003 - “California Young Art,” House of Congress of the United States of America, Washington DC, USA

2004 - “Hearts in San Francisco”, San Francisco Civic Center, AT&T Park, Oak St. & Main Public Library, San Francisco, California, USA

2005 - “Orinda Arts Council Expo”, Orinda Library Gallery, Orinda, California, USA

2007 - “Elegy to S.E.R.”, Acalanes Performing Art Center, Lafayette, California, USA

2011 - “Bay Area Legacies: Beyond Tradition ‘75th Anniversary”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California, USA

2011 - "MONA," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (site-specific installation), San Francisco, California, USA

2013 - "BOOM", Venice Music Crawl, Venice, California, USA

2013 – “Creatives Rising”, LINC LIC Building (42-story projection on side of building), Long Island, NY, USA

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2008 - “From the Kitchen”, Di Rosa Estate, Ceglie Messapica, Italy

2007 - “A Class Act CCA-c”, (Celebrating California College of the Arts 100th Anniversary) Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2007 - “Is What..?,” 51 Artist in the Bay Area, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2007 - “All Colors From Oakland 2 To Oakland”, Raymond Saunders Exhibition, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2007 - “Salon”, Artisans Art Gallery, San Rafael, California, USA

2007 - “From Oakland to Oakland, Raymond Saunders”, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2007 - “A Class Act CCA-c”, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2007 - “Pittsburgh”, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, AND PANELS

2010 - "CCACA", John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California, USA

2014 – “ALUMNI: TALKS”, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, USA

2015 – “Art Applied”, College of Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND APPEARANCES

"Skrillex Documentary: Let's Make a Spaceship," RED Bull Television, 2014

“Oakland: To know it is to love it!”, Pro Arts Annual Magazine ( Back Cover), 2012

“Featured Artist: Alan Chin”, Artist Wanted, By Lizzie, Posted Artistwanted.org March 28th, 2012

"Richmond Art Center celebrates 75 years: Alan Chin," Richmond Confidential, By: Rachel Waldholz | September 23, 2011 – 1:36 pm

"Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies at the Richmond Art Center, Part II," Art Slant, September 17th - November 12th 2011

“Local Legend Wows Crowds with Latest Gallery Showing”, Blueprint Magazine, Jessica Zischke, issue 4 Dec, 17 2010

"California College of the Arts Living the Dream," Firehouse Art Collective," Spring Issue, 2010

"Paintings and Sculpture: Alan Chin's Cycle, Square Cylinder Magazine, July Issue, David M. Roth. 2009

“Living the Dream, and Painting it Too”, Blueprint Magazine, issue,2 Nov 21, 2008

"Gallery 276", Closing Celebration. Artbusiness.com, Alan Bamberger, 05.25-27.2006 

“Walk off: Los Angeles Fashion Week”, Santa Barbara Arts TV, 200.

“Keeping the Arts Alive, ABC 7”, Saturday, December 09, 2006 | 12:44 PM

“Hearts in San Francisco, Book”, San Francisco, Ca, 2004

“Asian Abstraction”, TDINK Magazine, Fashion, 2004

“Young Artist has Heart”, May 31, 2004, Contra Costa Times (Cover Page of Time Out Sec.)

“Speak of the Devil”, Bonsai Boy, Diablo Magazine, 2002

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

Adamson Residence, San Francisco, CA

Andrews, Residence, Lafayette, CA

Andrews Residence, San Francisco, CA

Armstrong Residence, Berkeley, CA

Antebi Residence, Los Angeles, CA

Alaayay Residence, San Francisco, CA

Austin Residence, Richmond, CA

Ash Residence, Los Angeles, CA

Asawa Residence, San Francisco, CA

Bao Residence, Huntington Beach, CA

Blaise Residence, New York, NY

Bechtle Residence, San Francisco, CA

Canellis Residence, Oakland, CA

Carbone Residence, Oakland, CA

Chin Residence, Los Angeles, CA

Chin Residence, Newport Beach, CA

Ching Residence, San Francisco, CA

Chuang Residence, New York, NY

Conley Residence, Los Angeles, CA

Coppola Residence, Saint Helena, CA

Connor Residence, Berkeley, CA

Clancy Residence, New York, NY

Cronan Residence, Berkeley, CA

Eng Residence, San Mateo, CA

Facer Residence, Lafayette, CA

Franco Residence, Berkeley, CA

Goldstein Residence, Manhattan Beach, CA

Gonzalez Residence, Alameda, CA

Hernandez Residence, Alta Dena, CA  

Herrmanns Residence, Berlin, Germany

Headley Residence, Emeryville, CA

Dann Residence, Lafayette, CA

Dienstfrey's Residence, Berkeley, CA

Dutto Residence, Orinda, CA

Doyle, Residence, Lafayette, CA

Doyle Residence, San Francisco, CA

Fetzer Residence, Hopland, CA

Fetzer Residence, Sausalito, CA

Holm Residence, San Francisco, CA

Jacobson Residence, Berkeley, CA

Kantor Residence, Oakland, CA

Kim Residence, San Francisco, CA

Kim Residence, Los Angeles, CA

Kwong Residence, New York, NY

Lau Residence, Lafayette, CA

Lee Residence, Huntington Beach, CA

Lee Residence, Berkeley, CA

Leary Residence, Berkeley, CA

Lee Residence, Danville, CA

Levich Residence, San Francisco, CA

Long Residence, Palos Verdes, CA

Maasland Residence, Lafayette, CA

Maatta Residence, Sherman Oaks, CA

Martin Residence, Paris, France

Marciulionis Residence, New York, NY

McAlister Residence, Pleasant Hill, CA

McCormick Residence, San Francisco, CA

Mcflynn Residence, Oakland, CA

Melandez Residence, San Francisco, CA

Mulvaney Residence, Lafayette, CA

Murray Residence, Berkeley, CA

Mun Residence, Honolulu, HI

Niemijer Resedence, Groningen, The Netherlands

Olson Residence, Orinda, CA

Onstar Head Hunters, San Francisco, CA

Orr Residence, St. Helena, CA

Pollock Residence, San Francisco, CA

Pritzker Residence, Los Angeles, CA

Puleo Residence, Oakland, CA

Sampson Residence, Lake Oswego, OR

Sklarski Residence, Lafayette, CA

Resche Residence, Paris, France

Rojas Residence, Venice, CA

Rojas Residence, Oakland, CA

Rudman Residence, Lafayette, CA

Saunders Residence, Oakland, CA

Saunders Residence, Montriel, France

Small Residence, New York, NY

Ronnenberg Residence, Newport Beach, CA

Shafi Residence, Lafayette, CA

Sutyak Residence, San Francisco, CA

Simpson Residence, Seatle, WA

Toki Residence, Richmond, CA

Wang Residence, Piedmont, CA

Wang Residence, Taipei, Taiwan

Wang Residence, San Francisco, CA

Watanabi Residence, Palos Verdes, CA

Wilk Residence, San Francisco, CA

Wong Residence, Walnut Creek, CA

Yamamoto Residence, Huntington, CA

Ybarra Residence, Lafayette, CA

Yih Residence, Boston, MA

Young Residence, San Francisco, CA