Chen Ke b.1978
Chen Ke was born in Tungjiang, Sichuan in 1978 and currently lives and works in Beijing. She obtained a BA from Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 2002 and an MFA in 2005 from the same faculty. In 2013, she participated in group shows such as “Portrait of the Times: 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art” in Power Station of Art(Shanghai, China) as well as “Mirror and Shadow, Contemporary Art from China” in National Gallery of Indonesia(Jakarta, Indonesia). In 2012, her solo exhibition “With “You”, I Will Never Feel Lonely” was held in Today Art Museum(Beijing, China). In the same year, she took part in group exhibitions including “Spin: the First Decade of New Century” in Today Art Museum(Beijing, China) and “Face” held by Minsheng Art Museum(Shanghai, China). In 2001, she won the Inaugural Chengdu Biennial for Art Academy Students. Her works are widely collected by individuals, enterprises and museums like Franks-Suss Collection(London, U.K.), BSI art collection( Lugano Switzerland), Sigg Collection, Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi, Shenzhen Art Museum(Shenzhen, China) as well as Minsheng Art Museum(Shanghai, China), among others. Chen Ke’s work expresses the simplest life situation through an innocent painting language. Her pictures often present the warmth of kind and friendly people. Sometimes, through additional special treatments to the painting surfaces, the works come to express even richer feelings.