Peter Chan

Peter Chan

Peter Chan’s paintings focus on the quiet moments — mediation; prayer; a solitary moment. We encounter his characters immersed in a silence that’s almost palpable.

In recent series Fata Morgana, he uses light as a metaphor in support of his subjects and to enhance the drama. He employs techniques to heighten philosophical concepts about the principles and permanence of beauty and romantic love. His narratives also reveal characters in quiet and meditative moments of reflection. 

 Peter Chan
 

Peter Chan

 
 
 

Statement

Peter Chan’s paintings focus on the quiet moments — mediation; prayer; a solitary moment. We encounter his characters immersed in a silence that’s almost palpable.

In recent series Fata Morgana, he uses light as a metaphor in support of his subjects and to enhance the drama. He employs techniques to heighten philosophical concepts about the principles and permanence of beauty and romantic love. His narratives also reveal characters in quiet and meditative moments of reflection. 


Biography

Born 1985 in Hong Kong. raised in Toronto. Received his Bachelors of Applied Arts from Sheridan College. He is currently teaching at Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU), Seneca College, and Algonquin College.

Peter Chan's work depicts narratives with characters showing quiet psychological states, often meditative moments of reflection. He is interested in exploring the psychology of solitary and romantic stages that is part of all of our lives. 

 

Curriculum Vitæ

Education

2008 Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA): Sheridan College

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Fata Morgana, Galerie Youn, Montreal QC
2013 Soliloquy, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Group Exhibitions

2017 Art with Heart Auction for Casey House, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto  
2017 GIFC, The Hole Gallery, New York NY
2017 555 Group Exhibition, Galerie Youn, Montréal QC
2017 Papier 17, Complexe de Gaspé, Montréal QC
2017 The Lonely Crowd, Abend Gallery, Denver CO
2017 Supersonic Invitational 6, Spoke Art Gallery, New York NY
2016 Death and the Maiden 2 (group), Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle WA
2016 Art Market San Francisco, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco CA
2016 Forecast I, Project Gallery, Toronto ON
2016 Supersonic Invitational 5, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco CA
2015 Wild about Harryhausen, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2015 Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto ON
2015 Papier 15, Complexe de Gaspé, Montréal QC
2015 Love Art Fair Toronto, Direct Energy Center, Toronto ON
2015 Moleskine IV, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
2015 Out of the Deep Freeze - 15 Hot Artists to Watch in 2015, Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto ON
2015 The Artist Project, Better Living Center, Toronto ON
2015 Supersonic Invitational 4, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco CA
2014 Lueur / Glow, Galerie Youn, Montreal QC
2014 Contemplation  Gallery M Contemporary, Toronto ON
2014 FOUR (4 person), Gallery M Contemporary, Toronto ON
2013 Moleskine III, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco CA
2013 Fairytales, Galerie Arludik, Paris, France
2013 20th Anniversary, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2012 The Illumination, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2011 ‘LEGEND’ Key to reading Subkaru, Hammond Museum, New York NY

Awards

2015 Artist in Residency, Love Art Fair, Toronto

Publications and Interviews

2015 (April 4) Love Art Fair Feature, Hong Kong Artist at Love Art Fair, Ming Pao Dail
2015 (March 23) Artist in Residence: Peter Chan, Love Art Fair
2015 (March 12) Canada AM, CTV News
2015 (February 21) The top 5 artists to check out at The Artist Project 2015, Blog.TO
2014 (January 19) CITYView Arts Feature, Talentvision
2011 The 18th Annual Spectrum, Overland Park
2010 Pen & Pixel Documentary
2008 (January 8) Daytime, Rogers Television Canada: 

Press (selected)

Hi-Fructose Magazine
Booooooom
Artist in Residence - Love Art Fair
Ming Pao Daily
Filling the Negative Space
Blog.TO
Bell Local