[BFA] Studio Art
[Bachelor of Science] Interior Design
These paintings are images of my daughter dressed in a variety of historic Chinese wardrobes from different dynasty’s. My daughter was born in the United States and has been unable to travel to China over the past four years, a problem exacerbated by the pandemic. Her only love of royalty comes from imagined princesses and characters from Disney and other western visions. I would like my daughter to better understand her Chinese heritage and know that in the long Chinese history, there were also many examples of strong and powerful females. This work attempts to bridge the physical divide between her experience in the US and her Chinese background. By putting her in traditional Chinese wardrobes, the work helps to fill in aspects of that missed experience.
Jiang Chen was born and raised in Zhuhai, China. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been creating interdisciplinary artwork in photography, drawing, and oil painting. His artwork focuses on capturing the growth of his daughter in the United States and a desire to have her both experience and better understand her Chinese heritage.