Jun Chen

Born 1960, China
Lives and works in Brisbane

Artist's CV

Jun Chen was born in China in 1960 and migrated to Australia in 1990. He trained in painting at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and later the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. In China, Chen was a brush and ink painter; in Australia he reinvented himself as an oil painter using paint thickly applied with a pallete knife to capture landscapes, nudes and still lifes. The artist is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes and his work is included  in the collections of Parliament House, Canberra, and in private collections in Australia and Asia.

Chen's rich, dynamic oils are eagerly sought after. His painting is amongst the most recognisable of contemporary painters working in Australia today.

Recent article by Louise Martin-Chew in Artist Profile, Jan 2018 

\ Artworks

Autumn 2

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 102 x100cm

Bird Cage

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 105x103cm

SOLD

Blue With White

2017 \ Ceramic \ 37 x 37 x 29.5cm

Blue and White

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 105x103cm

SOLD

Fence

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 105x103cm

SOLD

Grey Sky

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

SOLD

Grey Sky

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 100x102cm

SOLD

Lilies

2012 \ Oil on canvas \ 105 x 103cm

SOLD

Lilies 1

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 150cm

SOLD

Magnolia Trees

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 198.5 x 301cm

SOLD

Nude 2

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 126.5 x 78cm

SOLD

Red Flower

2017 \ Ceramic \ 43 x 43 x 43cm

SOLD

White Trees 2

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 160cm

\ News

NH Event

Director's Picks From the Stockroom

31 July 2019

Some exceptional works that have recently come to the gallery have been selected for special viewing by our Art Director.  Artist include: Ben Quilty, Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett), Jun Chen, Nicholas Blowers and Chen Ping.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Jun Chen

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Jun Chen

New Spring

8 November — 24 November 2018

Spring Collector Exhibition

Group Exhibition

11 September — 6 October 2018

Contact Us

to find out more about Jun Chen.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday Our gallery will be open on Saturday 8th June but will be closed for the Queens Birthday holiday on Monday 10th June.