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Kuan Chang

Born: 1940 Princeton, New Jersey
Lives in Marin County, California

“Sensitive”, “delicate” and “carefully” crafted are the most common adjectives used to describe the compositions of Kuan Chang. In his own words, his work derives from an admiration of Medieval Chinese and Japanese paintings given a modern minimalist reconciliation with his cultural and intellectual heritage.

As surely as Pollock was inspired by the Mexican Muralists and Picasso by African sculpture, Kuan Chang has evolved a unique non-specific referential style and method rooted in the subtleties of an Asian aesthetic.

Using minimalist compositions and organic structure, he has created intimate environments inhabited by subtle and mysterious images. The works are created on gesso-coated canvas or paper imbedded with natural fibers and thread. With these materials, Kuan Chang carefully “draws” on and textures the surface, which is then stained to create depth and an aura of antiquity.

Education
BFA Pratt Institute, New York, NY

Selected Exhibitions
2012 Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2011 ArtPad Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2010 Palm Beach Art and Antiques Fair, Palm Beach, FL
2010 Aqua Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
2010 Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2009 Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL
2008 Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2007 AAF Art Fair, New York, NY
2007 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2006 AAF Art Fair, New York, NY
2005 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2003 Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2001 Mill Valley Art Commission Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1999 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1998 Fox & Fowle Architects, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY
1997 Murakami Gallery, New York
1995 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY