Kevin B Chen

Curator, Artist
Oakland, California

Kevin B. Chen has been involved in the Bay Area arts community for over two decades as a curator, writer, and visual artist. He currently serves as co-chair for the City of Oakland's Public Art Advisory Committee, a member of Recology's Artist in Residence Program Advisory Board and Root Division and Pro Arts Gallery’s Curatorial Committees, manages the Artist Residency Program and Public Programs at the de Young Museum, and is visiting faculty at Stanford University. He has curated projects for Headlands Center for the Arts, University of Nevada Reno, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, and Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco & Kearny Street Workshop. He was the Program Director of Visual Arts at Intersection for the Arts for over 15 years, where he curated over 70 exhibitions and hundreds of public programs. He has been a funding and residency panelist (Creative Capital Foundation, MAP Fund, Alliance of Artists Communities, Creative Work Fund, City of San Jose, Headlands Center for the Arts), an exhibition juror (CCA, SF Camerawork, CSU Chico, Root Division), and author of catalog essays (The Third Line – Art Gallery in Dubai, Paper Museum Press/Park Life, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Light Work, AKAAKA Art Publishing). His own visual work has exhibited locally at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Southern Exposure, Palo Alto Art Center, Jack Fischer Gallery, and nationally at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro, CA), Harn Museum of Art (Gainesville, FL), Bob Rauschenberg Gallery (Ft. Myers, FL), Bruno David Gallery (St. Louis, MO), and The Kitchen (New York, NY).