An Gee Chan

An Gee Chan

Me, 2015

Mono Screenprint

An Gee Chan

Its Funny When it Come to Three, 2014

Mono screenprint 204 x 152 cm

An Gee Chan

Long Legs 1 and 2, 2015

An Gee Chan

Sick Head, 2012

Mono screenprint 153 x 183 cm

An Gee Chan

Ignorance, 2012

Mono screenprint 153 x 183 cm

An Gee Chan

You Are Too Sad to See Me Sad, 2012

Mono screenprint 153 x 183 cm

An Gee Chan

Walking Down to Visit Mrs Richardson, 2012

Oil on canvas 150 x 120 cm

An Gee Chan

RCA Mural, 2012

Tintype, An Gee Chan, RCA Mural 2 copy

An Gee Chan

Redchurch Street mural, 2011

An Gee Chan

Redchurch Street mural, 2011

An Gee Chan

Redchurch Street mural, 2012

An Gee Chan

Redchurch Street mural, 2011

An Gee Chan

Pots, 2012

Glazed & unglazed pottery Dimensions variable

An Gee Chan

Royal College of Art, MA degree show, 2012

An Gee Chan

Preparing the Dinner, 2013

Household paint on hardboard panels 3.5 x 2.5 m

An Gee Chan

Look what I found!, 2012

Mono screenprint

An Gee Chan

Dinner ready soon, 2012

Mono screenprint

An Gee Chan

One relaxing morning, 2012

Mono screenprint

An Gee Chan

Untitled, 2012

Mono screenprint 102 x 72 cm

An Gee Chan

Mum and Dad, 2012

Mono screenprint 102 x 72 cm

An Gee Chan

I'm really sorry but i don't give a shit, 2013

Mono screenprint

An Gee Chan

Go!, 2011

Mono Screenprint 102.5 x 153 cm

An Gee Chan

Dream Soup, 2012

Mono screenprint 102 x 72 cm

An Gee Chan

Don't worry, I lead you the way home, 2013

Mono screenprint 102 x 72 cm

The sources for An Gee Chan’s work are fleeting scenes observed from everyday life, dark or absurd episodes from her dreams and comic vignettes played out in her head. These translate into raw, intuitive screenprints in which reality and fantasy are mixed.

Her prints and paintings freeze-frame moments of doubt, insecurity and fear; feeling awkward, out of your depth, misunderstandings with language. But Chan also delights in such cultural confusions, particularly to do with English sayings, aphorisms and phrases.

She has an instinctive way of composing stories with colour. Her work on paper, canvas, hoardings and ceramics play with scale, mixing up small and large, real and fantastical, “I like to see my characters in ‘big format’ so people can see them from afar.” Chan’s cinematic, cartoon-like murals have made temporary interventions on several London streets.

 

Born in Hong Kong in 1987

Lives and works in London and Hong Kong

Education
2008 – 2011
MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London
2006 – 2009 BA, Illustration & Animation, Kingston University

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015
When You’re Not Around, Tintype, London

2012
The Back of Your Head, Tintype, London
Lazy Faces: Blood Orange, The Last Refuge, London

2011
Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London
An Gee Chan: Project Space 2011, Tintype, London

2010
Battersea Better See – commissioned hoarding project, Royal College of Art, London
Some of Them, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

 

Group Exhibitions

2014
The Jealous Graduate 2014 – Artist Edition and Print Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London
The idea of Happiness -Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
Fotanian Open Studios 2014, CC Studio, Hong Kong

2013
Small is beautiful XXXI – Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road London
The idea of Happiness -UCLH Arts, London
Well Hung? Summer Show – Jealous Gallery, London
The London Group 2013 Centenary Open Exhibition – The Cello Factory, London
The Jealous Graduate 12/13 – Jealous Gallery, London
RCA Secret Postcard – Royal College of Art, London
Jealous Gallery- at London Art Fair 2013, Business Design Centre, London

2012
RUA Red Winter Open, Dublin, Ireland
Bite, Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London
The London Original Print Fair, Jealous Gallery, London
Jealous Pop-Up Studio, Heals, London
Double Take – the Art of Printmaking, Studio 3 Gallery, Kent University, Canterbury
London Art Fair, Jealous Gallery, London

2011
Small is Beautiful XXVIII, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London
Folio Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
Re-make/Re-model, Chelsea Future Space, London
Multiplied Contemporary Editions Fair, Christie’s South Kensington, London
Jealous Graduate Print Prize 2011 – 12, London
Artist of the Day, Group Show, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London
Show 2011, Royal College of Art, London
Spritz, Tintype at Simons Muirhead & Burton, London
Folio, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
CMYOK!, Café Gallery, London

2010
RCA Secret Postcard, Royal College of Art, London
Bad things that could happen, Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, London
Anything I can do you can do better, Café Gallery, London
MMX, Royal College of Art, London

2009
RCA Secret Postcard, Royal College of Art, London
D&AD New Blood Show, London
Fresh Meat, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Fresh Meat, Kingston University, London

2008
The London Exhibition, Tokyo

 

Commissions

2013
Preparing for the Dinner, mural, Tintype Gallery, London

2012
Pop up Studio window display, Jealous Gallery at Heals, London

2010
Battersea Better See, hoarding project, Royal College of Art
You are more important than I thought, mural, Tintype Gallery

 

Awards

IMMA artists residency shortlist, IMMA Museum, Dublin, 2013
100 Painters of Tomorrow shortlist, Thames & Hudson, 2013
RUA Red Winter Open, shortlisted, 2012
Bite: Artists Making Prints, shortlist, 2012
Jealous Graduate Prize, 2011
Conran Award shortlist, 2011
Bite: Artists Making Prints, shortlist, 2011

 

Publications
Litro Magazine, Front cover, P7, 2014
Future Projects, Aldgate Press, 2011
Re-make/Re-model, Chelsea Space, 2011
This Is It magazine, Issue 5, 2009
Lemon magazine, 2007