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Mel Chin was born in Houston, Texas in 1951. Chin’s art, which is both analytical and poetic, evades easy classification. He is known for the broad range of approaches in his art, including works that require multi-disciplinary, collaborative teamwork and works that conjoin cross-cultural aesthetics with complex ideas. His work was documented in the popular PBS program, Art of the 21st Century. Chin has received numerous awards and grants from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Art Matters, Creative Capital, and the Penny McCall, Pollock/Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Rockefeller and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundations, among others.

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The Artist Is Not Present

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 10:52 AM

In the following account, I contemplate my upcoming retrospective exhibition. In response to being asked to describe my feelings surrounding the event, I wrote a story from the perspective of a fictional art historian reporting from the studio, leading up to and including the exhibition's opening.

"I'm sorry." A...

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