Candice C Chu
My painting changed dramatically during the summer of 2011 when I was travelling as an artist in residence in Iceland. I began to intermingle disparate cultural motifs and explore new ways of creating narrative by using a combination of memory and observation. Through ambiguous visual depictions of the mundane and humorously strange, I try to construct new understandings of place and myth. I am also interested in navigating the boundaries between contrivance and fiction, and reality and representation.
I graduated Brown University in 2010 with a B.A. in the History of Art and Architecture. In 2011, I was an artist in residence in Iceland. I also just completed back-to-back residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Contemporary Arts Center Woodside in Troy, New York. I have been awarded grants by VSC, CAC, NYFA and East End Arts to make this studio time possible. This coming fall (2012), she will be enrolled as a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.