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Kai Chan

(Kai Chan) Silk-screen on paper #1417

(Kai Chan) Silk-screen on paper #1417

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Silk-screen on paper #1417
Approximate 7" x 8"

(Artwork from Kai Chan's solo exhibition "Because")


 Kai Chan, who graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1970, has exhibited his work across Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia, and Europe. He has received grants from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council, as well as awards, including the Jean A. Chalmers National Crafts Award (1998) and the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Fine Crafts (2002). His work is held in the collections of notable institutions such as Museum London (London, Ontario), Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon, SK), the Canadian Museum of History (Hull, Québec), Cambridge Art Gallery (Cambridge, Ontario), Musée d'art de Joliette (Joliette, Québec), Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimusem (Norway), and the Canada Council Art Bank.

His solo exhibition, "Rainbow Lakes," originated at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (Mississauga, Ontario) and toured to Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery (Owen Sound, Ontario), Museum London (Ontario), Art Gallery of Peterborough (Peterborough, Ontario), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge, Alberta), Illingworth Kerr Gallery (Calgary, Alberta), and the Art Gallery of Sudbury (Sudbury, Ontario) from 2001 to 2003.

"Kai Chan: A Spider's Logic – a 35-Year Retrospective Exhibition" had its origin at the Textile Museum of Canada and Varley Art Gallery of Markham in 2010. It later toured to Musée d'art de Joliette (Joliette, Québec), Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), Cambridge Art Gallery (Cambridge, Ontario), and St. Mary University Art Gallery (Halifax, Nova Scotia) from 2010 to 2012.

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