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Behind the Art

Daniel Chen was born in San Francisco Children's Hospital in 1984 and grew up living between the Bay Area and Taiwan. Both his grandfather and mother are painters.  Daniel grew up involved in painting, but did not pursue a career in art until after completing pre-law degree at UC Davis.

Daniel has shown locally in San Francisco at Heron Arts, Incline, 111 Minna, as well as in Los Angeles, New York, and Taiwan. Daniel has a BFA from the Academy of Arts University, SF and a MFA from CCA in painting.

Daniel's current body of work explores how technology and social media has changed the visual landscape. Most images are seen now not in person or print, but rather through a digital pixelated screen.