Bio


Shudi Chen is a multidisciplinary artist originated from Guangdong, China. She received her BFA in painting from Baylor University in 2017 and her MFA in fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2021.

Shudi’s work documents her journey as a young immigrant in the United States. Her practice often shifts between different media to fully explore, investigate, and illustrate the “in-betweenness” that she and many other immigrants occupy -- the physical and psychological space between classes, races, cultures, languages, and politics. Through her work, Shudi continues to examine and expose senses of loss, confusion, and alienation, conveying the spatiotemporal distortion of this in-between.



EDUCATION


2019-2021


2013-2017
MFA, Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

BFA, Painting, Baylor University, Waco, TX


EXHIBITIONS


2021
ROLODEX. Craft a Conversation, Center for Craft, Asheville, NC
The Stories We Carry, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MIGraduate Degree Exhibition 2021 of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI Fiber Forum, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2019
Memory Matters, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Fruit Punch, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2018
Lineage: Select Texas Faculty and Their Students Invitational Exhibition, Weil Art Gallery, Christi Campus, TX Metamorphosis, Cultivate 7Twelve, Waco, TX

2017
BFA Senior Show, Martin Museum of Art, Waco, TX
Annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition, Martin Museum of Art, Waco, TX
Teacher/Protégé Invitational Exhibition, Temple Cultural Activities Center, Temple, TX


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS


2017


2016
Surface Design Association Outstanding Student Award, Sante Fe, MN
Harold Simmons Art Scholarship, Baylor University, Waco, TX


PRINT MEDIA


2017
Surface Design Journal, Volume 41 Number 2, “I See You,” p.47