Born in China in 1960, Chen now lives in Queensland. He graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China in 1986, then worked for four years as an art editor in book design and as a fine arts lecturer.
During this time, he entered many art competitions, winning several prizes. He came to Australia in 1990 and graduated with a Master of Fine Art from the Queensland University of Technology. He has exhibited in many solo and group shows throughout Australia.
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