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GAYE CHAN
Professor, Department Chair
Office Room 142 / 808.956.5266 / gchan@hawaii.edu
RESEARCH AREAS – photography, installation, relational practice

gayechan.com
Eating in Public

BIO
Gaye Chan is a conceptual artist recognized equally for her solo and collaborative activities that take place on the web, in publications, streets as well as galleries. Her recent work often ruminates on how cartography and photography simultaneously offer and occlude information.

Chan’s collaborative projects include being a part of Eating in Public and Downwind Productions. Eating in Public is an anti-capitalism project nudging a little space outside of the commodity system. Following the path of pirates and nomads, hunters and gathers, diggers and levelers, they gather at people’s homes, plant free food gardens on private and public land, set up free stores, all without permission. Downwind examines the impact of colonialism, capitalism, and tourism. Through agitprop commodities and web media, DownWind takes up Waikiki as an actual specific site/sight and a metaphor for countless other places where self-sustaining peoples have been dislocated for profit. Chan’s work has been supported by the Creative Capital Foundation.

EDUCATION
MFA – San Francisco Art Institute
BFA – University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
Art in General (New York City), Articule (Montreal), Artspeak (Vancouver), Asia Society (New York City), Gallery 4A (Sydney), Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu), SF Camerawork (San Francisco), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), Queens Museum and YYZ Artist Outlet (Toronto)

COURSES TAUGHT
ART 107 (Introduction to Photography)
ART 307 (Advanced Lighting)
ART 405 (Professional Practice)
ART 410 (BFA Seminar)
ART 611-614 (MFA Seminar)

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