(photo credit: Weitao Wu @wu.made)


Sunny Moxin Chen (b.1996, Moscow) is a Chinese multi-disciplinary artist, educator, and curator who migrated to the U.S. in 2013 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 
She delves into the complexities of home, intimate relationships, and spiritual presence within physical spaces. In a world marked by perpetual flux, Chen's creations seek to instill a profound sense of existence, belonging, and identity, engaging viewers on a deeply personal level while prompting introspection. Chen adeptly blends and reconfigures both paint and daily found materials, imbued with history, emotion, and vitality, to craft vessels of memory and significance. Her work underscores the profound influence of our choices on our surroundings and self-perception. With a keen focus on the interplay between the material and the spiritual, Chen encourages contemplation on their interconnectedness, advocating for a harmonious equilibrium between the two realms.

Chen's works were recently shown at the Beijing Exhibition Center in China, Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania, Yiwei Gallery, Los Angeles and Distillery Gallery in Boston. She won the “Best in Show” prize at Main Street Arts (NY) and has shown works at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery (MA), Morgan Lehman Gallery (NY), School of Visual Arts (NY), Fowler-Kellogg Art Center (NY), Piano Craft Gallery (MA) and so on. She was an artist-in-resident with full awards at Soaring Gardens, PA, and Chautauqua Institution, NY in 2022. She holds MFA Painting from Boston University with Merit Scholarship & Social Impact award and BFA dual degree in Painting & Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art & Design with Presidential Scholarship & George Nick Prize.