Chen Cao




Artist Statement


Growing up with physical impediments Chen tend to contemplate on the limits of human potential. His work explores the idea of control and discipline relative to dualistic nature and cause and effect. Using painting as a medium, he tries to understand myself as a subject and attempt to convey universal truth and beauty. He draws inspiration from both eastern and western philosophies while pursuing an aesthetic of his own.  He is motivated to rediscover the thinking of the Old Masters.








•Being, Two-person show, Project Gallery 2015


•ASAP group show 2012

•Optical Elixir group show 2012

•One Good Night 2012

•Awenda Inspired Exhibition, Creatures 2012

•OCADU 98th Graduate Exhibition 2013

•Figure show, Project Gallery 2013

•Humans, CFA 2013

•TOAE 2013

•Salon Show, Project Gallery, 2014

•Contemplation, group show, Gallery M 2014

•It looks how it looks, group show, Project Gallery 2014

•The Immaculate Self, group show Black Cat, 2014

- Whythe @ do you paint, Gladstone Hotel 2016

- Oil Painters of America 26th Annual National Juried

Exhibition of Traditional Oils,  Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati. 2017



- Received  Deaf and Disability Arts Grant

                  Ontario Arts Council Grant 2017

- Deaf and Disability Arts Grant OAC, 2018