Millie Chen’s installations, videos, and interventions are intended as sensorial experiences that prod the perceptual and ideological assumptions of the audience. Her artwork has been shown across North and South America, East Asia and Europe at venues and festivals such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Centre Culturel Canadien in Paris, Centro Nacional des las Artes in Mexico City, the Power Plant in Toronto, The Contemporary Austin, Shanghai Expo 2010, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, and Toronto Nuit Blanche. Among her awards and grants is an International Residency Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to conduct a four-month Paris Studio artist residency, and a Chalmers Fellowship through the Ontario Arts Council to produce “Demon Girl Duet,” a dual-screen video based on two river journeys down the Yangtze in China and up the Niagara in Canada/USA. Her work is in several public collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Art Bank of Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Pacific Railway, and Toronto Transit Commission, and she has produced a number of major permanent public art commissions. Her writing has appeared in publications in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and China. Millie Chen is a Professor in the Department of Art and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her work is represented by BT&C Gallery.
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