Kevin Chin


Kevin Chin’s otherworldly oil paintings connect far-reaching cultural references to encourage us to think more fluidly about how we move through the world. He experiments widely with colour to express wonder, and channel deeper states of being. This creates shimmering dreamscapes that offer an openhearted retreat. Layering translucent glazes allows him to gradually balance disparate elements into uncanny scenes. Akin to wandering, this slow working method imbues a meditative presence, transcending worlds.

Chin is the winner of the Bayside Prize Melbourne, winner of the Albany Prize WA, runner-up at the Redland Award Brisbane, and a finalist in over 20 national prizes. Institutional collections include Australian Parliament House, Artbank, RACV, City of Albany, Bayside City, Nillumbik Shire, and La Trobe Uni Museum of Art.

Chin has held 20 solo exhibitions around Australia, and internationally in the USA, Japan, and Singapore. He has been featured in both the 50 Things issue and the cover of Art Collector magazine. His work is also extensively reviewed in Artist Profile, The Age, Art Guide, Time Out, The Design Files, Art + Aust, as well as international publications Creative Boom UK, JH News USA, and Blouin Artinfo.

Chin has been awarded multiple grants from Creative Australia, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne, and NAVA.





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