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       A Vietnam native, Diem Chau and her family came to America as refugees in 1986. Chau is a BFA graduate from Cornish
College of the Arts and has received an Artist Trust GAP Grant and a PONCHO Artist-in-Residence Award. Her work has been
exhibited in New York, Miami, Seattle and Los Angeles.

       Chau combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form,
resulting in works that combine egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint. Her work touches on the value of Storytelling,
Myths and its ability to connect us to each other through cultural and humanistic similarities. Chau's current work drifts into
new territory by exploring the periphery of the narrative, moments forgotten and faded, or too brief to retain.

Diem Chau
Born Saigon, Vietnam 1979

2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA


PONCHO Merit Award, Seattle, WA 2008
Artist in Residence, University Child Development School, Seattle, WA 2006
GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA 2005
PONCHO Artist in Residence, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA 2004
Professional Edge Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA, 2003
Roger Shimomura Award, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Seattle, WA2002
Cornish Merit Scholarship, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, 1999-2001
Cornish President's Scholarship, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA 1998

Solo Exhibition

"In Effect", OKOK Gallery, Seattle, WA

"Lost In Translation", 4Culture Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

"Bits and Pieces", Cornish Alumni Gallery, Seattle, WA

"Worlds Apart", Urbis Artrium Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Storytelling", Joe Bar, Seattle, WA
"Reconstruction & Fabrication", Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA

"Stirring Smoke", Richard Hugo House, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibitions

"Time Flies", Tin Lark Gallery, Hollywood, CA
"Autobiography", Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

"Artist Plates", Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
Red Dot Art Fair, Pulliam & Deffenbaugh Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
"Recent Works", The Future Perfect, Brooklyn, NY
"Recent Works", Paper Boat Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
"Filter", Kirkland Art Center, Curated by Michelle Kumata & Heinrich Toh, WA
"Art Market Mini", Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

"Current Sculpture Survey", Howard House, Seattle, WA
"Artist Trust", The Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA
"Double Vision", Columbia City Gallery, Curated by Tracey Fugami, Seattle, WA

"They Shoot Painters Don't They?", Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
"Raw & Refined", Bumbershoot , Curated by Jess Van Nostrand, Seattle, WA
"Drawn In", Kirkland Art Center, Curated by Jason Huff, Kirkland, WA

"Bumbershoot Biennale: Consumables", Curated by Matthew Kangas, Seattle, WA

"Alumni Exhibition", Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

"Art Outside", Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
"BFA Exhibition", Westlake Studios, Seattle, WA
"Noise and Memory", Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

"From the Ground Up", 7 Acres, Duvall, WA

"From the Ground Up", 7 Acres, Duvall, WA
"Greener Pastures " RAW Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Wing Luke Asian Museum
Safeco Insurance

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