That the Earth is Round has been Proven
Front sectional view, 48" x 37" x 3.5"
© Gaye Chan, 1995
Gaye Chan was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States when she was twelve years old. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Hawai'i and her Master of Fine Art degree from San Francisco Art Institute. Chan is currently Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Hawai'i, Department of Art and has been an exhibiting visual artist since 1979.
She has had solo exhibitions at The Center of Photography at Woodstock, Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, and North Fort Gallery in Osaka, Japan. Chan has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including Picturing Asia-America: A Reflection of Communities in Transition curated by Monica Chau at Houston Center for Photography, Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art curated by David Rubin at Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art and Reviewing Paradise: Contemporary Photography from Hawai'i curated by Stanley Tomita at Art in General of New York City.
Chan's recent artwork explores the mythological character of the tourist, the traveler, the colonist and the immigrant, and their relationships between or within individuals. The work concentrates on the expectations and by-products of our journeys; the intersections between the often unrealistic hopes and dreams of the immigrant, the escapist and consumerist attitudes of the tourist, the quest for unexplored adventure of the traveler, and the colonist that follows reaping the profits.
All text and artwork are © Gaye Chan.