Alan Chin (artist)

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Alan Chin
Takashi Murakami and Alan Chin.jpg
Alan Chin on the right
Born Alan Christopher Chin
(1987-10-15) October 15, 1987 (age 29)
Berkeley, California, United States
Nationality (Taishan) Chinese American
Education California College of the Arts, Academie Minerva, and Hanze University Groningen
Known for Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Film, Performance, Ceramics
Notable work Wired to be United Hearts of San Francisco (2004), "Elegy to Steffen Eric Ryge" 2006
Movement Contemporary

Alan Christopher Chin (born October 15, 1987) is a contemporary American artist[citation needed] . He lives and maintains a studio in Downey, working in variety of traditional and experimental mediums including, painting, photography, sculpture, film, and performance. He received his BFA in Ceramics and Painting (2010) at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California[citation needed]


Early life[edit]

Greatly inspired by his creative family, surroundings, and nature; he studied traditional Japanese landscape, bonsai, and horticulture under Japanese Bonsai Masters, John Naka, Kunatoshi Akabane, and Yutaka Kimura. At age 11, he was chosen to have one of his bonsai trees included in the prestigious National Cherry Blossom Festival Bonsai Show in San Francisco.[1] By the age of 15 he was the youngest artist to be selected to paint one of the Hearts in San Francisco, benefiting the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.[2] Chin had been an assistant to American Painter Raymond Saunders from 2006 till 2013.[3]


He has actively been working to expand the Oakland Art Murmur (Oakland's First Friday Event) [4] through increased awareness of art and bringing in the work of both established, emerging, local, and international artists.[5]