Too Heavy to Blow Away

Room 2607|Oil on canvas 45x38cm 2010

A complex texture created with layers of colors depicts the complexity of human emotion. A gentle, cooling breeze will not blow away emotions, but it can make them waver and cause them to gradually dissipate under its sway.

Chen Kuei-Yen

2012 M.F.A., Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts,Tainan, Taiwan
2005 B.F.A, Department of Arts And Design, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver,Canada
2001 Transfer Degree, Capilano College, Vancouver, Canada
1981 Born in Yilan, Taiwan

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 "Slow and Unrestrained -Solo Exhibition by Kuei-Yen Chen", Gai Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2013"If You Are...", FreeS, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 "Somewhere of Nowhere", Sonnentor Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 "You Can Stay Here", King Car Cultural and Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 "Forest of My Heart -Solo Exhibition by Kuei-Yen Chen", Gai Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 "Layers of Emotion-Solo Exhibition by Kuei-Yen Chen", CYCU Art Center, Taipei Taiwan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 "Taiwan Annual", Taipei Expo Park Expo Dome,Taipei, Taiwan
2016 "Young Art Taipei: 2016 Contemporary Hotel Art Fair", Gai Art Booth, Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 "2015 Formosa Art Show", Boss Gallery, Humble House Taipei Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 "YILAN GREEN EXPO", Yilan Green Expo, Yilan, Taiwan
2015 "Young Art Taipei: 2015 Contemporary Hotel Art Fair", Gai Art Booth, Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Taiwan
2015 "Continue", Cultural Affairs Bureau Yilan County, Yilan County, Taiwan

Awards
2015 Finalist Award, "2015 Young Art Award", Young Art Taipei, Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Taiwan
2011 Entry Award, "2011 Exhibition of the Newly Emerging Artist in Taiwan-2D Creation Series", Cultural Affairs Bureau Taichung City Government, Taiwan
2011 Entry Award, "The Ninth Annual Taoyuan Creation Award", Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taoyuan County, Taiwan

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