Nancy Chen got a BA degree from Fudan University and an MBA degree from San Francisco State University. She has attended art classes at several schools, including Contemporary Art Drawing at the Schoo of Visual Arts(SVA) in New York, as well as art classes at Shanghai University Academy of Arts and EverGreen Art School.
She is a newly elected Signature Member of the PSA Pastel Society of America in 2023, an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, a Member of the ASPAS Spain Pastel Society, Member of the Portrait Society of America.
She has participated in national and international juried shows and won multiple awards including the International Association of Pastel Society(Exhibition link:https://showsubmit.com/gallery/iaps-42nd-open-division-exhibition), Pastel Guild of Europe, Spain Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, Federation of Canadian Artists, and other awards. Her work is in corporate and private collections in Europe, North America, and China.
Art has always been an integral part of my life.
Before painting in pastel, I painted for years using oil and acrylic. I started painting using pastels in 2021. I love the unique texture, the vividness of color, and the beauty of expression in a pastel painting.
Though I primarily create with pastels now, I also love mixing other mediums such as acrylic and gouache in my work. Lately, I have been exploring the world of multi-media art.
My painting process is a journey of self-discovery. I love to paint different people and always painted with the utmost sincerity as an artist. "A Dream in Tibet" has parts of my own identity and self in it. When the audience sees my work, they gain a glimpse into my heart and who I am at that moment.