GAYE CHAN

GAYE CHAN

photo of two people cooking with edible weeds

GAYE CHAN

Professor, Department Chair
Acting Gallery Director
Office Room 142 / 808.956.5266 / gchan@hawaii.edu
RESEARCH AREAS - photography, installation, relational practice

gayechan.com
Eating in Public

 

BIO
Gaye Chan is a conceptual artist recognized equally for her solo and collaborative activities that take place on the web, in publications, streets as well as galleries. Her recent work often ruminates on how cartography and photography simultaneously offer and occlude information.

Chan is co-founder of Eating in Public, an anti-capitalism project nudging a little space outside of the State and commodity systems. Following the path of pirates and nomads, hunters and gathers, diggers and levelers, they gather at people’s homes, plant free food gardens on private and public land, set up free stores, all without permission. Chan’s work has been supported by Art Matters, and the Creative Capital Foundation.

EDUCATION
MFA – San Francisco Art Institute
BFA – University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS
Art in General (New York City), Articule (Montreal), Artspeak (Vancouver), Asia Society (New York City), Gallery 4A (Sydney), Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu), SF Camerawork (San Francisco), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), Queens Museum, and YYZ Artist Outlet (Toronto)

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COURSES TAUGHT
ART 107 (Introduction to Photography)
ART 307 (Advanced Lighting)
ART 405 (Professional Practice)
ART 410 (BFA Seminar)
ART 611-614 (MFA Seminar)