Marvin Chan

A curious attitude, led me to examine ideas and methods around my circumstance hence making pictures and objects; which I can then play around with. The artwork becomes my workspace where I play the role of an architect, introducing elements, methods and materials to build an address and the sense I identify with it. The several bodies of work I make offer‘room to examine’ an idea. In my journey, I try to eliminate as much as I can, but I end up with a whole bunch of marks drawn together with a sense of location and familiarity, yet brevity and the elegance of simplicity are my goal.

Born 1972, Kuala Lumpur.
Current residence. Kuala Lumpur.

Awards
2010 Grant, Vermont Studio Center, USA
2009 Alternate Artist, VSC Freeman Fellowship, USA
2008 Alternate Artist, VSC Freeman Fellowship, USA
2006 Cannes Finalist for television, KFC, Popcorn Chicken
2001 Best Case Study Award, HFD McEDCommunications Essentials, Strategic Consideration and Executions, Truly Asia Campaign
2000 The Kancil Award, Best Print Campaign, Educational Exhibition
2000 The New York Festivals, Public Service Campaign, P.A.N & Country Farms
1999 Times Asia-Pacific Advertising Award, Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Apparels Sdn Bhd
1999 London International Advertising Award, Public Service Campaign, P.A.N & Country Farms

Public & Private Collection
National Art Gallery, Malaysia

Residency
2010 Vermont Studio Center, USA 

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Serpents in the Sun
Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

2016
Harum Busuk
Open Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2016
Invisible Lives: Tempting Frailty
Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore

2014
About Marvin
Open Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2010
Inconsequential Consequences of Hope
Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2010
Open Studio
Church Studio, VSC, Johnson USA

2007
First Harvest
A2 Art gallery, Penang, Malaysia

Group Exhibitions

2018
Art Stage Singapore
Singapore

2017
Art Stage Singapore
Singapore

2016
Art Stage Singapore
G13 gallery, Singapore

2015
Being Human
Art Stage Singapore with HOM, Singapore

2015
The Artist and the muse with Asian Art Museum
University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015
Maritime Silk Road Art Fest 2015
Shanghai, China

2014
Home Coming Show
Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014
Art Expo Malaysia
Pace Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014
Malaysian Eye / Start @ Saatchi Gallery
Gallery Chandan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014
Alter Ego
Gallery Chandan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014
The Big Picture
Museum of Asian Art, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014
Malaysian Eye
Riz Carlton Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013
Transit AO
MAARS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013
Nalanda Charity Art Show
NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013
Kembara Jiwa
Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

2012
A4
Transit, HOM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2012
Skin
F-Klub, HOM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2012
Das Gebet
NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2011
KL Design Week
MAPKL MASIF, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2011
Galeri Petronas Featured artist with Bayu Utomo Radjkin
HOM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2010
Open Studio
Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, U.S.A.

2010
A meter perspective
House of Matahati, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2009
Malaysian Open
Balai Seni Lukis Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2009
Live Draw
Sutra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2008
The Year That Was
Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2008
Susurmasa / Time Line
50 years of Malaysian Art, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2008
Three New Voices
Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2007
Deciphering The Body
A2 Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

2007
Black and White Show
A2 Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

2007
Filtered
Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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