Amy Chan

Assistant Professor, Studio Art


Amy Chan teaches Drawing at UVA as a foundational practice for all areas of concentration. Her methods focus on cultivating the skills of discipline, observation, critique and risk taking. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2000 and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008.

Amy Chan's abstract paintings are visions of a natural world that has multiplied into the bizarre. Her multi-layered compositions extract imagery from nature specimens, decorative patterns and astronomy. Travel to unusual landscapes is an important part of her research and she has been Artist-in-Residence at Onoma Fiskars in Finland, the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming, Petrified Forest National Park and The Studios of Key West. Her work has been shown widely in galleries including Pierogi 2000, Wave Hill and The Washington Project for the Arts. She received a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in 2011 and a Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in 2013.