CeCe Chen- Artist 



CeCe Chen

木艮 / 根

Painter, ceramist and sculptor from Shanghai, China.


They say, don't do political work.

It's everywhere,

it's boring,

it cannot change a thing.

Don't waste your time,

don't get in trouble,

go look at something bigger.


Political art is boring,

yet necessary.

I'm still young,

too young to get numb .

So I strive,

I thrive,

and I speak out.



Name : CeCe Chen (木艮)
Contact : laogen19@gmail.com, (312)622-0707
Skills :Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Makeup Artist




December 2018 - January 2019 
Shanghai Yuyao Ceramics Company - coworking artist
- Sculpting molds for mass produce
- Painting on ceramics surfaces 


November 2018 - Present
Freelance Makeup Artist  
- Working with photographers and fashion designers to create different looks
- Makeup designer and hair stylist


September 2018 - PRESENT
Chinese Students and Scholars Association - department of activities and events
Organising events for CSSA including Mid-Autumn Festival and Spring Festival   
- Member of curating group for curating art shows for SAIC students 


September 2017 - PRESENT
Private art teacher for middle school students back in China 
- Teaching basic skills of painting, drawing and digital painting  


2013 - 2016
Shanghai High School Charity Comic Fair - core member
- Responsible for communicating with over 40 high schools in Shanghai to join the program 
- Responsible for designing posters, brochures and characters for the program

- Responsible for checking and reviewing all the performances, files and merchandises  from each school
- Responsible for the live show during the fairs

October 2015 
Gallery Show “Anything” - curator
- Curator of the art show, responsible for reaching artists according to the theme as well as arranging the show



Education :
September 2016 - Present
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - BFA

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