An Gee Chan

Statement

My prac(ce employs various forms – prints, drawings, pain(ngs, murals, ceramics and some(mes installa(on. Varying in scale from small to large. Printmaking is a medium that I employ primarily for my ideas.
Life issues are a strong focus in my work. Our loss and changes, the indelible memories, the unforgivable regrets, the unpredictable, the unknown, death, illness, lack of control in life, distances between humans, separa(on and loneliness. Daily life observa(ons and experiences are an important source of inspira(on,
dark or absurd episodes from my dreams, childhood, the media, science are of interest. These thoughts are transformed into visual records, statements and comments.

I tend to create narra(ve based, allegorical work. The content of the work ranges from lighthearted to more sinister or serious topics. OEen presented with a sense of dark humor, for people to have a small laugh and perceive things in a more posi(ve way. To have them know these are just normal events in life which most people have to experience.

Biography

An Gee Chan (b. 1987, Hong Kong) received her M.A. in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art (2011) and acquired a B.A. in Illustra(on and Anima(on from Kingston University in the UK (2009). She taught Printmaking and Drawing at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Bap(st University 2014 to 2022.

Chan’s prac(ce employs various forms, including prints, drawings, pain(ngs, murals, ceramics, and some(mes installa(on. Observa(ons and experiences of daily life are important sources of inspira(on for her. Such thoughts are transformed into visual records, statements, and comments. Her works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, and Manchester, and collected by Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.