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 art 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.

She is currently back in China with her books and two cats, Medusa and Beeb.


MFA, Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

BFA, Painting, Baylor University, Waco, TX


Have You Eaten, Kasama Gallery, Seattle, WA

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art+Norwest Gallery+College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Intersections, Graphite Gallery, Edmonds, WA

ROLODEX. Craft a Conversation, Center for Craft, Asheville, NC
The Stories We Carries, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Graduate Degree Exhibitioin of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Fiber Forum, Forum Gallery,  Bloomfield Hills, MI

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

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

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

Surface Design Association Outstanding Student Award, Sante Fe, MN

Harold Simmons Art Scholarship, Baylor University, Waco, TX


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