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Brian Chu immigrated to US from Taiwan in 1981. He studied art in New York and earned a MFA in painting from Queens College, City University in New York and has been a Professor at UNH since 2000, teaching painting, drawing and printmaking.

Rooted in observation, Brian’s work maintains a dialogue between objectivity and subjectivity in all subjects: landscape, figure and still life. His intense perceptual engagement shows in textured vibrant colors. The strong surface often celebrates the depth of space and subjects on surface thus delivering beauty and contradiction simultaneously.

Brian has received numerous honors such as the Clowes Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and the Milton & Sally Avery Residency Award at Byrdcliffe, New York, as well as residency awards in France, Spain, Canada, Maine, and New Hampshire. He has exhibited in New York City, California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and throughout New England.