Statement: I am interested in examining the discomfort and tension that exists in navigating race and cultural identity. I seek to investigate these unintentional contradictions combining sculpture, drawing, and conceptual practice. The work to be exhibited is the first room installation that I have made, based off of my "Walls" series. Formerly a painter, I began creating artwork with materials and imagery from my parents’ Chinese-American restaurant, the first of its kind in Scotia, NY. Materials and motifs can be transformed while almost falling apart. Information is diluted, interpreted, and reinterpreted for a new narrative.
Bio: Joyce S. Chan is a visual artist based in Schenectady, NY and Queens, New York City. Select exhibits include The Drawing Center, Flushing Town Hall, Local Project, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Collar Works, academic gallery, PH GALLERY + STUDIO, The Tavern Bar at Pecks Arcade, LaGuardia Community College, Brownson Gallery at Manhattanville College and Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College Council for the Arts. She has participated in the Public Programs “There is so much that You have never said to your Companion” at The Drawing Center, “Dinner Without an Agenda with Herb Tam” with The Queens Museum and "Dinner + Dialogue: The American Dream" at Collar Works. She received her MFA from CUNY Queens College in 2012 and BFA from Manhattanville College in 2001.