Pembroke, Ontario, b. 1982
He received his Bachelor of Architectural Studies from Carleton University in 2006 and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Since 2008 he has exhibited in galleries across Canada and the U.S. He was the recipient of the Ontario Arts Council’s Access and Career Development Grant. He is currently based in Toronto.
His paintings explore architectonic objects as abstract shapes. Vacillating between fields of color and structural forms, the elements in Chan's work define the sense of space presented on the slick surface, yet with a painterly dexterity.
In addition to his two dimensional work, Chan works with video and performative and kinetic sculpture. These installation works have been widely exhibited in Canada and he had his American museum debut at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, in their expansive retrospective exhibition on Eadweard Muybridge.