ARTIST ‧ MURALIST ‧ TEACHER

Education

2015-2017 MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2007-2010 MFA, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, China

2003-2007 BFA, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, China


Honors and Awards

2018 Mayoral Certificate of Artistic Excellence.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Exhibition, Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, USA

2018 Citation of Artistic Contribution. Council of the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA

2017 Excellent Award, Eye Art•2017 International Youth Art Exhibition,

United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

2016 Best in Show. Art of Climate Action, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2016, 2017 Fine Arts Venture Fund Grant Award. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, USA

2015, 2016 Merit Graduate Award. MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,

2010 Excellence Award. Outstanding College Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2007 Excellent Graduate Award. BFA, Tsinghua University, China

2005 First Class Scholarship. Bachelor of Arts, Tsinghua University, China


Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Modernized Rococo. Solo Exhibition, Time Arts Gallery, New York, USA

2018 Dreamscape. Solo Exhibition, Freeman’s Main Line Gallery-Freeman’s Auction, Philadelphia, USA

2018 Visible Illusion. Solo Exhibition, Ashok Jain Gallery, New York, USA

2017 Beyond the Great Wall. Two artist’s solo exhibition, E-Moderne Gallerie Philadelphia, USA

Group Exhibitions

2019 12th Florence Biennale. Firenze, Italy

2019 Contemporary Art-Japan & Korea & China. Yokohama Civic Gallery Azamino, Yokohama, Japan

2019 Downriver in Multiverse. Museum of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2019 Home-Four Persons Group Exhibition. Frieda Art Space, Philadelphia, USA

2018 Wasteland. Public Mural Project, First Street Green Culture Park, New York, USA,

2018 Mayor's Commission on Asian American Affairs - Heritage Month Exhibition 2018.

Philadelphia City Hall Art Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2018 Let’s Connect Group Exhibition. Barnes Foundation Museum, Philadelphia, USA

2018 The Call of the Tranquility. Pearl S. Buck International, Philadelphia, USA

2018 International Chinese Artists Exhibition. Flushing Council on Culture & The Arts, New York, USA

2018 Contemporary Photography Exhibition 2018. CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

2018 Space Digestion Exhibition. Asian Art Works Gallery, 798 Art Center, Beijing, China

2018 TODAY WALL POWER-The 3rd Edition of Wallpost Artist Exhibition. Today Art Museum, Beijing

2018 The Way of Nature Itinerant Exhibition. Ran•Life Gallery, Beijing, China

2018 Asian Artist Nomination Exhibition. National Aquatics Center Museum, Beijing, China

2017 Eye Art•2017 International Youth Art Exhibition. United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

2017 Breaking the Cocoon. Group Art Exhibition, Grady Alexis Gallery, New York, USA

2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, State College, USA

2017 Five into One• Annual College Sculpture Exhibition. Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia

2017 116th Annual Student Exhibition. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2017 Emerging Four. Plastic Club, Philadelphia, USA

2017 Daily Life and Community. Plastic Club, Philadelphia, USA

2017 Poly-Tics. Gallery 8, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2017 Art of Climate Action. Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2016 Wars, and Rumors of Wars. Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2016 Annual juried show, VOX XII: News and Weather. Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2016 Happiness, Liberty, Life; Reflections by the school of Fine Arts. Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, USA

2016 Mother Nature. Gallery 8, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2016 Annual Philadelphia Art School Show. Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

2015 It’s the Thought that Counts. Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2015 Annual Philadelphia Art School Show. University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2013 Excellent Youth Exhibition. Huantie Times Art Museum, Beijing, China

2013 Up! Up! Exhibition. Up Space Gallery, Sanlitun Art Center, Beijing, China

2011 The 4th Minds in Hands. PIFO Gallery, 798 Art Center, Beijing, China

2010 Annual Outstanding College Art Exhibition. Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 

2010 Annual Postgraduate Exhibition. Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing

2008 Art China-2008. CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

2007 Annual Undergraduate Exhibition. Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University’, Beijing, China


Mural Project:

In China

2010-11 Major designer to supervise and paint mural projects for Xuchang City Museum, China

(Executed six murals to depict the historical development of Xuchang dated from the ancient ages, with the largest mural dimension of 164 feet × 13 feet for the setup of a new museum for the city)

2010 Design and paint mural projects for Xinyang City Museum, Henan Province, China.

2008 Independently design and paint the mural for the coming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Korean

        Cultural Center, the South Korean Embassy驻北京韩国文化院, Beijing, China

2005-14 Designed and painted more than 20 murals in diverse location in China

In USA

2019 Public Mural Project, First Street Green Culture Park, New York, USA

         Address:33 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

2019 Design mural for the Nam Phuong Restaurant, Philadelphia,

         Address:1100 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147

2019 Design mural for the Woosa Bubble Tea House, Philadelphia,

         Address:3639 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

2018 Wasteland – Public Mural Project, First Street Green Culture Park, New York, USA

         Address:33 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

2018 Design mural for the Ginza Sushi and Ramen Restaurant, Philadelphia,

         Address:1100 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

2018 Design mural for the Ten Hot Pot Restaurant, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

         Address:2321 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

2018 Design mural for the Tomo Sushi Restaurant, Philadelphia, USA     

         Address:228 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

2018 Design mural for the TSAOCAA Restaurant, Philadelphia, USA     

         Address:938 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

2017 Design mural for the Chengdu Famous Food Restaurant, Philadelphia, USA  

         Address:3635 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

2017 Design mural for the Bubble Fish Restaurant, Philadelphia, USA  

         Address:909 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

2017,18 Design mural for the LULU CAFÉ Food Trucks, Philadelphia, USA

         Address:In Temple University and Drexel University Campus

2017 Design mural for the About Hot Pot Restaurant, Philadelphia, USA

         Address:125 Sansom Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19106

2017 Design mural for the Happy Noodle Restaurant, Philadelphia, USA

         Address:927 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

2015 Design mural for the Japanese Food Trucks, Philadelphia, USA

         Address:In Temple University Campus

2015 Design mural for the Edge International Village, Philadelphia, USA

         Address:1601 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19121


Teaching and Profession

2019- present  Adjunct Professor, Mural & Drawing course, Delaware County Community College - Marple Campus, Pennsylvania, USA

2017-present Lecturer, Painting & Drawing Workshop, Guang Hua Chinese School, Philadelphia, USA

2017-2018       Lecturer, Oil Painting Workshop, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, USA

2016-2017       Teaching Assistant, After School Program,

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016-2017      Teaching Assistant, Portrait and Content,

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012-2013       Adjunct Lecturer, Beijing City University, Beijing, China

2011-2016       Art Consultant, Fengyatang Gallery, Zhongshan City, China

2010-2014       Art Instructor, Chuangdian Space Cultural and Education Institution, Beijing, China

2004-2010       Art Director, Yuanheng Art Training Institute, Beijing China

2004-present   Private Art Tutor

2012                Educational Consultant, the university entrance exam seminar, Jingshan High School, Hubei

2007                Illustrator, Youth Observation Magazine, Beijing, China

 

A Visual Journey

Chenlin Cai 蔡陈林, Born in Fujian in 1984, now lives in Beijing and Philadelphia. Cai received his MFA from two of the renowned universities in fine arts. The Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, USA.


Cai immerses his works in the conflict of these two different art cultures, and the art environments did the opposite. He made no compromise; following only his instinct and vision, combining the best of his traditional training as a classical artist and his unorthodox use of paint on non-traditional materials and surfaces, experimenting with multi-media expression.


Cai had successfully created his unique painting style using inside-bottle painting craft, cellular structure oil painting texture and X-ray image to interpret landscape. The unique artistic style and techniques of his work have made his works collected by many Chinese, American and Greece collectors including the Copelouzos Family Art Museum of Contemporary Arts in Athens, Greece.

 

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