• Image in grid format with everyday objects

    Millie Chen (b. Taipei, 1962), stain (detail), 2015, digital print, ink, water on paper, 260 x 52 inches. Image courtesy and © Millie Chen.

  • red square with green and purple circles with three cream colored figures

    Millie Chen (b. Taipei, 1962), Prototype 1974: Letebirhan Haile, Mairéad Farrell, and Patti Smith emit powerful ray bursts, destroying existing stars and spurring the growth of new stars, 2016, 17 x 17 inches, watercolor, gouache, graphite on Stonehenge White Vellum. Image courtesy and © Millie Chen.

Millie Chen is the CU Art Museum’s 2018 artist-in-residence. As part of this biennial residency program, artists are invited to mine CU Boulder’s creative and intellectual resources to create new artwork while interacting with faculty and students. Millie will be in residence September 11 through October 12, 2017, and her exhibition will open February 1, 2018 and remain on view until July 21, 2018.

During her residency, Millie will research objects in the museum’s collection that are of unknown or questionable provenance. She will generate interpretive strategies for the social, economic and political situations out of which these objects emerge and circulate. Millie’s research will investigate concepts of origin, authenticity, and processes of remembering and forgetting, leading to the creation of new work. The residency will culminate in a solo exhibition in spring semester 2018, featuring the new work as well as drawings, prints and wallpaper installations made within the last five years that focus on how violent events are inscribed on landscapes. 

Artist-in-residence program and exhibition curated by Sandra Q. Firmin, director, CU Art Museum.
The artist-in-residence program and exhibition are generously supported by CU Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees, and CU Art Museum members.