Kevin Chen has been involved in the San Francisco Bay Area arts community for over two decades as a curator, writer, and visual artist. He was the Program Director of Visual Arts at Intersection for the Arts for over 15 years, where he curated over 60 exhibitions and hundreds of public programs. He has also curated projects for Headlands Center for the Arts, de Young Museum, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, California Shakespeare Theater, San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco & Kearny Street Workshop.
His curatorial work has been reviewed in publications nationally, including Art in America, afterimage: the journal of media arts and cultural criticism, Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, New Art Examiner, Art Nexus, Bidoun Magazine, Contemporary Magazine, Bitch Magazine, and the Huffington Post.
Kevin previously served as Programs Manager at Kala Art Institute, one of the country’s largest printmaking workshops and has served as a funding and residency panelist at multiple organizations.
Kevin’s work in drawing, collage, and sculpture has been exhibited locally at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Southern Exposure, Asian Art Museum, Palo Alto Art Center, Kala Art Institute, Blankspace, Ampersand Gallery, Kearny Street Workshop, and nationally at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro, CA), Harn Museum of Art (Gainesville, FL), Bob Rauschenberg Gallery (Ft. Myers, FL), Bruno David Gallery (St. Louis, MO), New York University Tisch School of the Arts (New York, NY), and The Kitchen (New York, NY).
He is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and received his BA from Columbia University in Psychology and East Asian Languages & Cultures.