Angel Chen


Location: Joshua Tree, California

Artist/Designer/Writer: painting, ceramics, sculpture, interior design, organic architecture, world traveler, creative nomad, seeking artist residencies, great at hosting dinner parties. Creator of the Zen Dome Joshua Tree, dome/studio/compound in the middle of nowhere... a slice of paradise living in a round house and working in the studio creating against a desert backdrop of endless horizons and magical sunsets.



1999 MFA, Calarts, Valencia, CA
1997 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Residency, New Smyrna Beach, FL
1994 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Residency, Skowhegan, ME
1994 BFA, UCLA, Westwood, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Salomon Huerta Atelier, Eagle Rock
2012 Splendor in the Grass, BVLGARI, Beverly Hills
2012 Return to the Shadowlands, Here is Elsewhere Gallery, Los Angeles
2009 Liberace’s Penthouse, Los Angeles
2008 Chasing the Dragon, Fringe Gallery, Hong Kong
2008 Salon Jean-Claude Bondi, Paris, France
2007 Everything is a Love Song, JAIL Gallery Project Space, Los Angeles
2007 The Sublime, Pink Industry, Palm Springs
2007 Meridian, The Red Arrow Gallery, Joshua Tree
2005 Water and Air (Feng Shui), The Sanctuary, Thailand
2004 Surf Jungle, Seven Muses Gallery, Costa Rica
1999 Believe, Graduate Thesis Show, Calarts
1999 Perimeter, Calarts
1998 Love Seat, Calarts
1993 Wet, UCLA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Palm Springs Art Museum, Contemporary Art Council, Dome and Studio Tour
2019 Joshua Treenial Cultural Partner Open Dome and Studio
2012 The Divine Path of the Lotus Born to the Secret Temple of the Radiant Sun, Here is Elsewhere Gallery, Los Angeles
2011 Drawing from Reference, Modified Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
2011 Landscape, Here is Elsewhere Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
2010 39NOW, Den Contemporary, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
2010 Life is Art Foundation, Sonoma, California
2008 The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2008 l'Art renouvelle, Passage de l’Art, Marseilles, France
2008 Projection, Salon Oblique, Venice, CA,
2007 Stain Heirs and Gesture Friends, Thomas Lavin Showroom, Pacific Design Center
2006 Work Space, Foundation Art Resources
2005 Big + Holy, Cartelle Gallery, Marina del Rey
2004 Paper, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica
2004 Nine Muses Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica
2003 Something Else, Latch Gallery, Los Angeles
2003 Rat Powered Film Festival, Grand Central Art Center
2002 A Well Rounded Appetite, Latch Gallery, Los Angeles
2002 Garden Variety, 01 Gallery, West Hollywood
2002 The Drawing Room, 01 Gallery, West Hollywood
2002 Land… “Landscapes”, 01 Gallery
2002 Fresh, Gallery 207
2001 Eclipse of the Sun: Action #6 of 12, performance by Eden City State, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Goldenvoice, Indio, CA
2000 The Legend of Suzy Wong, Gallery 207, West Hollywood
1999 Night of Performance, Gallery 207, West Hollywood
1999 Untitled, Calarts Graduate Show, Bradbury Building
1999 Divine Intervention, ActionSpace, curated by Karen Finley, Los Angeles
1999 One Night Stand, Farmer’s Daughter Motel, organized by Leonardo Bravo
1997 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Outreach Lecture and Exhibition, Florida
1994 Skowhegan Artists Outreach Lecture and Exhibition, Skowhegan, Maine
1994 UCLA Wight Gallery, Westwood
1993 Mondo Lot, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica

Awards, Fellowships, and Collections

2019 Donna MacMillan Collection
2009 Annenberg Foundation Commission
2008 Chambre Avec Vue, Saignon, France
2007 Howard and Caroline Kaufman Purchase
2004 David and Julia White Artist Colony, Costa Rica
2004 LA’s BEST Artist Residency, Office of the Mayor, Los Angeles
1999 Ahmanson Grant
1998 Calarts Grant
1997 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Residency, New Smyrna Beach, FL
1994 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Residency, Skowhegan, ME
1994 Speroni Grant
1994 Creator and Editor/Writer Art Column, Daily Bruin Newspaper, UCLA
1994 Teague-Melville Grant
1993 UCLA Grant
1989 Artist Residency, Dante Alighieri, Florence, Italy


2017 Angel Art Auction Benefit for Project Angel Food
2014 Incognito, SMMOA
2013 Incognito, SMMOA
2013 Artists and Surfers for Rockaway Beach / Hurricane Sandy Benefit
2012 Contemporary Artists for Caravaggio: Cocktails + Tennis Benefit for LACMA & FRAME
2009 Best Buddies Benefit, Peninsula Hotel
2008 Friendly House Silent Auction, Beverly Hilton
2008 Saban Free Clinic Benefit Silent Auction
2007 Claire Foundation Art Auction
2005 Hurricane Katrina Rescue, Los Angeles
2004 Democratic Victory, Pacific Design Center


2015 Clay Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop, Inhaus, Altadena, CA
2006 Light, Space, and Color, Center for Energetic Healing, Los Angeles
2005 The Zen of Drawing and Painting, The Sanctuary, Koh Phangan, Thailand
2005 Nano, LACMAlab, Los Angeles
2004 Minimalism, Art as Object, MOCA, Los Angeles


2018 Desert Sun, Kristin Scharkey, Sculptor and Painter Angel Chen is Cultivating a Life Connected to Nature
2017 Palm Springs Life, Steven Biller, The Nature of Expressionism
2012 Huffington Post, Top 5 Picks in Los Angeles
2012 Contemporary and Modern Art, Lightscape, Utopian City
2012 LA Canvas, Design Loves Art: March at the Pacific Design Center
2012 LuxLife, Talented Artist Angel Chen to Present New Works for Westweek
2012 Artweek.LA, Return to the Shadowlands
2008 THE Los Angeles Art Magazine, Featured Artist
2008 La Marseillaiase “La femme dans tous ses etats”
2008 La Provence “La femme en eternal avenir d l’art”
2006 “A Desert Blossom with Downtown Roots”, George Stiehl, The Arts District Citizen
2004 Featured Artist, Pacific Journal