ethan chan

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2024  from rags to riches...
            seconds
            get yourself a lawyer...
            hungry man...
            anthem            
            johanna’s not here
            (thomas series)
            pure evil

2023  meanwhile...
            white light/white heat
            liquid ecstasy...
            for wile e.
            leashed steam...
            family dinner
            love letters
            wild, west
            selections from the...

2022  china, revisited
            steer/madonna
            hail to the king
            tea for masochists

2021   fighting the loneliness
            american pie
            not your country
    
2020  the saint, the villain...
            stolen bike
            low velocity             
            just like a woman

2019   she was trying...
            why don’t you just...
            fat man & little boy
            american reformation
            made in china
            19 transactions
            sign language


curriculum vitae
education

2026            MFA       School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (incoming)
2020            BA           Point Loma University, San Diego, CA


solo exhibitions
and performances
(*indicates performance)

2025            Untitled Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (incoming)
2024            Hungry Man*, Good Faith Gallery, San Diego, CA
                      Other Desert Cities, LA Orlando Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2023            More Selections From the Closets of More People that I Love
                      Art Produce Gallery, North Park, CA. 
                      Old Man, Quint Gallery: ONE, Logan Heights, CA. 
                      Selections From the Closets of the People that I Love
                      Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA.
                      Wild, West*, San Diego, CA.

2022            The Hollywood Effect, Oceanside Museum of Art West, Oceanside, CA.
                      Plastic Sun, Quint Gallery: Warehouse, San Diego, CA.

2021             American Pie, The Museum Of_, La Jolla, CA.
                      Fighting the Loneliness*, San Diego, CA.
                      Not Your Country*, Keller Gallery, San Diego, CA.

2020            New Objects in the American West, Keller Gallery, San Diego, CA.
                      Candy Picnic Project*, Keller Gallery, San Diego, CA.

2019             Madonna & Child / Fish & Fry*, Keller Gallery, San Diego, CA.
                      GaGaGaGa!!, Keller Gallery, San Diego, CA. 
                      She Was Trying*, Cabrillo Gallery, San Diego, CA.  
                      We Don’t Know What We Are, Could You Please Let Us Know
                      Love Gallery, San Diego, CA.


two-person exhibitions

2023            Planes, Trains & the American Dream (with Zach Dobbins),
                      Keller Gallery, San Diego, CA.


selected group exhibitions

2024            XXXII Annual Exhibition, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA. (incoming)

2023            Welcome, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA.
                      The Last Group Show, Bread & Salt Gallery, Logan Heights, CA. 
                      TRYST, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.

2022            More Than 1, Barbara Freeman Gallery, La Jolla, CA.
                      Identity Through Americana, Barbara Freeman Gallery, La Jolla, CA.
                      London Contemporary, The Line Contemporary Art, London, U.K.
                      Experimental Fashion & Fiber Art, Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, 
                      Gimpo, South Korea
                      Body Language, The Room Contemporary Art, Venice, Italy

2021             Made in California, Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
                      The Campus Creatives Biennial, California Center for the Arts, 
                      Escondido, CA.

2019             C-Note, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA.
                      Hi-Lites, Keller Gallery, San Diego, CA.

2018            AAW!, Love Gallery, San Diego, CA.


curated exhibitions
 
2024            Knot (with Mark Quint), The Museum Of_, La Jolla, CA.
                      Nice Days (with Mark Quint), The Museum Of_, La Jolla, CA.
                      Cardboard Sole (with Mark Quint), The Museum Of_, La Jolla, CA.

2023            Thingamajigs, Whatchamacallits & Yougotmes (with Mark Quint), 
                      The Museum Of_, San Diego, CA.
                      Liquid Ecstasy: Dirty Dreams (with Mark Quint), The Museum Of_, 
                      La Jolla, CA.


residencies

2024            ICA x Good Faith Residency, Institute of Contemporary Art, 
                      San Diego, CA


bibliography

2024            Westra, Helena, “Pacific Review 2024: Body,” San Diego State Press, 
                      April 26th
                      Combs, Seth, “Ethan Chan, ”San Diego Union Tribune, March 17th 

2023            Coddon, David, “Weird Thingamajigs on Display at the Museum Of_,”
                      San Diego Union Tribune, December 21st
                      Grall, Vanessa, “13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. 668),” 
                      Messy Nessy, October 23rd
                      Evans, Julia Dixon, “Trolley Dances, Poetry & Motel Soap Art,” 
                      KPBS, September 14th
                      Evans, Julia Dixon, “Brahms, Ballet and Sauce Packets,” KPBS, May 18th
                      Moon, Gracie, “The Sauce-Packet Artist,” The Point Weekly, April 19th
                      “Six Exhibitions at Oceanside Museum of Art,” CKTH, March 23rd
                      “Saucy Suits Explore Consumerism,” There San Diego, January 27th
                      Kragen, Pam, “Ethan Chan”, San Diego Union Tribune, January 20th
                      Evans, Julia Dixon, “Wearable Sauce Packets,” KPBS, January 12th
                      Chaim, Jordan Karney, “Portfolio: Ethan Chan,” HereIn, January 2nd

2022            Schlosberg, Drew, “Emerging Artists Find Nirvana,” 
                      Spotlight on the Community, December 2nd
                      Grossman, Dan, “Shaking Up the La Jolla Art Scene with 
                      ‘Identity Through Americana,’” Indy Correspondent, July 30th
                      “LifeStyles: Identity Through Americana,” La Jolla Light, June 30th
                      “Experimental Fashion & Fiber Art in 2022,” CICA Museum, June 22nd
                      “Made in CA Issue 37,” City of Brea Civic & Cultural Center Publishing, 
                      April 30th
                      Curci, Luca, “Interview with Ethan Chan,” ITSLIQUID, February 2nd

2021            Kvantaliani, Lile, “Interview with Ethan Chan,” The Museum Of_, 
                     December 31st
                     “Arts & Entertainment,” La Jolla Light, November
                     “The Complete Catalogue of Shows at the Museum Of_,” Quint 
                     Contemporary, November 12th
                     “Made in CA Issue 36,” City of Brea Civic & Cultural Center Publishing, 
                     October 21st
                     Marino, Beth, “Campus Creatives Ft. San Diego’s Fine Arts,” California 
                     Center for the Arts, January 16th

2020            “New Objects in the American West,” Honors Publishing, WH Digital 
                      Library, May


lectures and discussions

2023            Visiting Artist, Point Loma University, San Diego, CA

2022            John Greer, Ethan Chan & Helena Westra, on Identity Through Americana, 
                      Barbara Freeman Gallery, La Jolla, CA