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photo by Kelsey Hunter

photo by Kelsey Hunter

My work is inextricably tied to my passion for intersectional feminism and fighting negative forces - both political and personal - with words. I sincerely believe in the power of internalizing & imbibing positive messages. In particular, I’m in search of pithy, compelling statements that are meant to occupy primarily domestic spaces and serve as daily reminders. 
Compositionally, I take influence from the Dutch tradition of pronkstilleven (decadent still life painting), as well as outsider & American folk art. In positioning myself firmly between craft and art traditions, I hope to do what many women artists & artisans did before me: create beautiful everyday objects that also serve some usefulness beyond their aesthetic value.

Grace D. Chin graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a BFA in printmaking. She is currently based in Lawrence, Kansas. 




Curriculum Vitae

2012     B.F.A, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Solo Exhibitions
2015     find a place you trust and try trusting it a while, Bourgeois Pig, Lawrence, KS
2012     bildungsroman, Teller’s Art Space, Lawrence, KS
2012     regaling you with tales of our lamentation and jubilation, University of Kansas SUA Gallery, Lawrence, KS

Select Group Exhibitions
2014    Hullaballoo: The Flights of Fantasy, the Daydream, the Playground, Open Eye Figure Theater, Minneapolis, MN
2014    PLUSH: a stuffed portfolio, NCA Gallery in conjunction with Mid-America Print Council Conference 2014, Detroit, MI
2014    Young Women Artists, Wonder Fair Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2012    +/-, KU Visual Art Senior Exhibition, Lawrence, KS
2011     Visual Art Scholarship Show, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2011     Converging Identities, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
2010    Illusion, Disillusion, Impression, Reality, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Exchange Portfolios
Forthcoming    SURPRISE INSIDE: It came in a Cracker Jack Box, Curated by Kit Leffler and Christa Dalien, Mid-America Print Council Conference, Louisville, KY
2015    Small Prints Exchange, Curated by Greg Stone
2014    Plush: a stuffed portfolio, Curated by Christa Dalien and Kit Leffler, Mid-America Print Council Conference, Detroit, MI
2010    What I am Making Right Now, I Was Thinking Last Week, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, & KCAI, Kansas City, MO
2010    This Is Our Natural History: a print and literature exchange, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Awards & Grants
2012    Professional Development Exit Grant
2012    School of the Arts Travel Grant
2011     J. Michael Young Opportunity Award
2011     Undergraduate Research Award
2011     Hearst Tuition Scholarship (Anderson Ranch Arts Center)
2011     Louthian Art Scholarship
2011     Daniel MacMorris Scholarship
2010    Howard Reed Sailors, Thelma Sophia Ally Sailors Scholarship
2010    Targeted Scholarship

Professional Experience
2014-present    Shop Manager, Wonder Fair Gallery
2010-14    Gallery intern, Wonder Fair Gallery
2011-2012    Lithography Studio Assistant, University of Kansas
2012    Assistant to Visiting Artist Chris Duncan
2012    Assistant to Visiting Artist Alex Lukas
2011     Assistant to Visiting Artist Katie Baldwin
2011     Assistant to Visiting Artist Glen Baldridge
2010    Gallery Intern, Invisible Hand Gallery, Lawrence, KS