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Jazz Szu-Ying Chen

Jazz Szu-Ying Chen

The tableaus are meant to tell stories regarding the cultural clashes, her views on superstition, reflections from her Taiwanese roots, and they also function as social commentaries on the currently turbulent contemporary society.

MediumMixed Media
LocationTaiwan
Date of birth1990
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Jazz Szu-Ying Chen (b. 1990) is a Taiwanese artist residing in Taipei after a 10 year stint in EU/UK, and is currently one of the artists-in-residence at New Taipei City’s Banqiao 435 Art District.  Jazz's art career debut was in 2007, with a solo exhibition named “Karnival” in the Sincewell Gallery (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). Since then, Jazz has been consistently exhibiting in both Taiwan and the United Kingdom every year, with her commission for London’s Chelsea & Westminster Hospital A&E Wing permanently on show since 2015. Her most recent solo show was in October 2019, at Chini Gallery in Taipei,Taiwan. She also regularly collaborates with the music scene, notably with Houndstooth, London’s Fabric Club’s house record label, on their 2018 critically-acclaimed compilation “In Death’s Dream Kingdom” and Berlin-based Irish musician Eomac on his “Reconnect” album cover. 

She graduated from Central Saint Martin's BA Fine Art course in 2013, and MA Art & Science in 2015.

Jazz’s subjects of focus span over her interest in the beauty and grotesque within the field of anatomy/medical historical imageries, to mythologies and folklore such as Nordic mythology and “Classics of Mountains and Seas.” She manipulates the dissected anatomical imageries and creates tableaus with mythological monsters and botanical details. The tableaus are meant to tell stories regarding the cultural clashes, her views on superstition, reflections from her Taiwanese roots, and they also function as social commentaries on the currently turbulent contemporary society.

Curriculum vitae

Education
2013 - 2015 Central Saint Martins MA Art & Science
2010 – 2013 Central Saint Martins Fine Art BA (Hons)
2009 – 2010 Central Saint Martins Foundation

Awards
2021 Kaohsiung Art Award, shortlist.
2015 Float Art Award, 4th place.
2015 UAL Student Union Community Best Student Artist Of The Year Award, Runner up.
2007 Kaohsiung Annual Student Exhibition (Watercolour), 3rd  place.
2006 Kaohsiung Annual Student Exhibition (Watercolour), Runner up

Artist Residency
2018 Paul Artspace, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
2016 Vermont Studio Center, Vermont,United States.

Solo Exhibitions
2019 “The Garden of Love” Chini Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan. 
2018  “Obsession” National Ocean University Cultural Center, Keelung, Taiwan.
2017 - “The Tribe of Mountains and Seas” Solo Exhibition, YIRI Arts Gallery Pier 2 Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2016 - “ 內在直視 ” Duo-Solo Exhbition with Ze-Pong Ho, Sincewell Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2011 – “Unravel Like a Ball of Yarn” Solo Exhibition, Sincewell Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2008 – “Karnival” Debut Solo Exhibition, Sincewell Gallery, Taiwan.

Group Exhibitions
2021 Kaohsiung Art Award 2021, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 
2020 Emma Agarwood Group Exhibition, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2019 ART TAIPEI Chini Gallery Booth #N09, Taipei, Taiwan. 
2019 Arrows of Desire, The Horse Hospital, London, UK.
2018 Trading Card Show II, Gristle Tattoo & Gallery, New York City, US.
2018 Young Art Kaohsiung Art Fair, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2018 Kunstparade, Galerie Untitled, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
2017  Benefizauktion für #mehrRaum im CS Hospiz Rennweg with Sotheby’s, Novomatic Forum, Vienna, Austria.
2016  London Illustration Fair,  London, OXO Bargehouse, UK.
2016  高雄漾藝術博覽會 Kaohsiung Young Artists Art Fair, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2015  Multiplied Art Fair, Christie’s, London, UK.
2015  Float Art, OXO Bargehouse, London, UK
2015  Buy Art Fair, Manchester, UK.
2015  Flock 2015, GX Gallery, London, UK
2015  MULTI-INFRA-SUB-META: Art & Science Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.
2015  XHIBIT 2015, John Jones Project Space, London, UK.
2015   “A Celebration of MA Graduate Practice”, St. Paul’s School’s Milton Gallery, London, UK.
2014  Multiplied Art Fair, Christie’s, London, UK.
2014  Made In Arts London, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK.
2014  CSM MA Art Auction, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK.
2014  Central Saint Martins  Printmaking Exhibition, Arcane Gallery, London, UK.
2014  Kaohsiung International Airport, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2014  “Tomorrow Today” CSM MA Interim Show, The Bargehouse, London, UK.
2014  January Exhibition, Cult Mountain Gallery, London, UK.
2013  Modern Panic 4, Apiary Studios, London, UK.
2013  “Experimentations” Art & Science MA Exhibition, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.
2013  Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.
2012  Modern Panic 3, Apiary Studios, London, UK.
2012  XHIBIT 2012, Menier Gallery, London, UK.
2012  XHIBIT 2012, Kingsgate Workshop Trust, London, UK.
2012  XHIBIT 2012, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.
2010  “Blessed Land 福地” Chinese New Year Group Exhibition, Sincewell Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2009  “Blossoming Dreams 夢境越出”  Group Exhibition, Sincewell Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Collections
2019  “The Garden of Love 2” Loftyarts Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan. 
2018  “Waiting”, National Museum of Fine Arts’ Art Bank Initiative, Taiwan. 
2017  “Ritual For The Mountain Goddess - The Offering (2)”, Chini Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.
2017 Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Fracture Clinic, London, Uk.
2016  “Abject Of The Night”, The Lee’s Hotel, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2015  “Fracture Clinic”, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Fracture Clinic,  London, UK.
2015  “Abject Of The Night”,  Jabene Group, Kaohsiung Taiwan.         
2011  “Rabbit Heart”, 洪白燿建築師事務所, Taipei, Taiwan.
2009  “8 Horses”, ChinChin Marketing & Communications, Taipei, Taiwan.
2008  “Tears 1 & 2”, Sincewell Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Press
2019 Super Artists Interview Episode #833, Beautiful Life TV, 18 December, 2019.
2019 Exhibition Review Artist Magazine Taiwan, December 2019.
2019 1-1 Interview on idShow.com , December 2019. 
2019 ARTCO Magazine Exhibition Review, November 2019.
2018  “盲目的熱愛 陳思穎特展在海大展出 18日藝術家與大家面對面”, CNA News Taiwan, 17 October, 2018
2018 “年輕藝術家進駐海大 陳思穎將生活感觸轉換為藝術創作”, 中嘉新聞, 22 October, 2018
2018  “Death Is Not Final: Houndstooth's 'In Death's Dream Kingdom" Reviewed “ by Jack McKeever’s High Rise & Ink Blog, 22 January 2018
2018  “In Death’s Dream Kingdom” Review by Reid Botkin, 21 January 2018.
2018  “Houndstooth is crafting an experimental T.S. Eliot-inspired project”, Mixmag, 12 January 2018 
2018  “Why Houndstooth is releasing a compilation of experimental electronic tracks inspired by a T.S. Eliot poem” FACT Magazine, 9 January 2018
2018 “Houndstooth announces T.S. Eliot inspired compilation” The Wire, 9 January 2018.
2017  “The Tribe of Mountains and Seas” Yiri Good Paper Vol. March 2017. 
2016   “ 表演藝術培力業界大合作” Taiwan Times May 12, 2016.
2016  Artist Magazine 藝術家雜誌 April 2016 Issue #491. 
2015  Interview with Artefact Magazine. 
2014   “Fairing Well: The University Print Publisher and It’s Emerging Artists”  on Pinteresting.org
2008   Interview with WE People Taiwan December Issue.
2008  China Times

Special Projects
2021 “Expensive Taste” Samantha Togni EP, Loose Lips Records, London, United Kingdom.
2020 Torn Relics Limited Edition Merchandise, London, United Kingdom.
2019  “Abolish The Dogma” Torn Relics Album Cover Art, Leyla Records, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
2018 Merge Fest by Skandl, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2018  “In Death’s Dream Kingdom” Album Cover Art, fabric/Houndstooth, London, UK.
2017  Fracture Clinic Window Design Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, UK.
2017  “Starters” Live Drawing Event with Roodkapje at Burgertrut, Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
2015  Fracture Clinic A&E Redevelopment Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, UK.
2014   Live Painting with Scald Process (band) London, UK.

Workshops/Lectures
2019 “Introduction to historical and contemporary anatomical art”, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan.
2019 “The Garden of Love” Panel Talk with Emerson Wang, Chini Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan. 
2019 Anatomical Collage Workshop at Museum Vrolik’s Weekend of Anatomy, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2018 Exhibition Lecture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan. 
2017 Anatomical Collage Workshop at Kaohsiung American School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 
2017 Anatomical Collage Workshop at YIRI Arts Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2016  Anatomical Collage Workshop with Illustrious Worlds at London Illustrations Fair, London, UK.
2016 Etching Workshop & Talk, Kaohsiung American School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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