Mel Chin

Visual Arts, 2001

Mel Chin’s Revival Field has been presented in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and the Netherlands. His other solo exhibitions include Anxious Objects at Colorado State University, Inescapable Histories, which traveled to several U.S. cities, and Soil and Sky, at Swarthmore College. Chin’s work has been shown at group exhibitions in Istanbul, New York, and Kwangju, Korea. He was selected to participate in Art 21: Art in the 21st Century, a four-part PBS series, which was broadcast nationally in September 2001. Chin is the recipient of the Cal Arts Herb Alpert Award in the Visual Arts, a Rockefeller Grant, and an NEA Fellowship, among others.

Awards and Accomplishments


Chin is a Mel King Fellow with MIT’s CoLab 


Chin moderates a panel titled Accessing the Green City at the Creative Time Summit in New York


Chin is an Alice Award winner in Interdisciplinary Art

2010: Chin is a finalist for the new International Award for Participatory Art and is invited to spend a research period in Bologna, Italy, to develop a site-specific project

2001: Chin is a subject of the PBS television series _ART:21_ profiling defining artists of the twenty-first century

2001: Chin receives Pollock-Krasner Fellowship