About Yong Chen

Before Yong immigrated to the United States, he was a high school art and science teacher. After immigrating to the United States in 1989, Yong studied graphic design, painting and illustration in Boston, and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Hartford.

Yong is a published author, illustrator and painter. He has illustrated/authored many children’s books and children’s magazines. Yong's oil and watercolor paintings have been exhibited in many art galleries and museums both in China and United States. Yong is also a pioneer of teaching painting using online technology for college students and through his website Enjoyingart.com.

Besides working as a professional artist, Yong is a tenure full-time professor of art at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.

陈永清来到美国之前是一名高中艺术和科学老师。1989年他移民到美国波士顿后,学习平面设计和插图,并获得了麻州艺术大学的美术学士学位和康州哈特福德大学的美术硕士学位。

陈永清是一名画家,插画家和儿童作家。他已经创作和为多本儿童图书和杂志作插画。陈永清的油画和水彩已在中国和美国的许多艺术画廊和博物馆展出。同时陈永清网上全球教授画画的先驱。

除了作为一名专业画家,陈永清是波士顿邦克山社区学院的全职艺术教授。

这些专访包含我对艺术以及对人生的见解,并记载了当年我在中国时的故事和现时我在美国的发展。

阅读中国江门日报的专访:“让外国人真正了解中国––访台山乡亲、美籍华人画家陈永清”。

Exhibitions:

2016-17 - - solo show - Manchester City Hall Gallery - Nature, Children and Us

2016 - Montserrat College of Art Gallery - Inspired Views

2016 - Children’s Museum of New Hampshire - Everything Under the Sun

2016 - The Gallery at 100 Market - Open

2015 - Children’s Museum of New Hampshire - Of Beauties and Beasts - Children’s Book Illustrators

2015 - The Gallery at 100 Market, Portsmouth, NH - Figure Out

2014 - The Gallery at 100 Market, Portsmouth, NH - Guise, Garment & Textile

2012 - solo show - Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, RI - Carrying the Dreams

2010 - solo show - Gallery of Lyndon State College, VT - Yong Chen’s Original Illustrations

2009 - solo show - Nashua Image Gallery, NH - Story Time: The Original Arts from Yong Chen’s Latest Picture Books
The Original Arts from Yong Chen's Latest Picture Books: A Gift and Finding Joy

2009 - Logan International Airport (invitational group show), MA
The International Artists Group – The World Around Us

2009 - Silpe Gallery, University of Hartford, CT - MFA Illustration Thesis Show

2008 - solo show - Nashua Image Gallery, NH - Through The Eyes Of Yong Chen

2005 - solo show - Nashua Image Gallery, NH - Yong’s Watercolor Art

1996 - solo show - Rivier Art Gallery, NH - East to West: Yong’s Recent Oil and Watercolor Paintings

1995 - solo show - Bunker Hill Art Gallery, MA - Search and Connect: Yong’s Watercolor Paintings and Children’s Book Illustrations

1993 - solo show - Bunker Hill Art Gallery, MA - > Yong’s Watercolor Paintings

1988 - Taishan People’s Fine Art Museum, China - Portrait Painting Show (Juried, 1st prize)

1987 - Taishan People’s Fine Art Museum, China - Portrait Painting Show (Juried, 2nd prize)

1986 - solo show - Foshan Gallery, China - From City to Country: Yong’s Watercolor and Oil Paintings

1986 - Taishan People’s Fine Art Museum, China - Watercolor Painting Show (Juried, 2nd prize)

1983 - Foshan Gallery, China - Foshan Area Colleges Invitational Show – Color of Summer

1982 - Foshan Gallery, China - Foshan Area Colleges Invitational Show – Drawing and Paintings of Our Lives

1970 - Taishan People’s Fine Art Museum, China - Holidays (Juried, 3nd prize in children artists category)

Publications:

Children's picture book "The Shofar Must Go On"
Written by Lina Schwarz, published by PJ Library, 2016

Children's picture book "A Gift "
Written and Illustrated by Yong Chen, published by Boyds Mills Press, 2009

Children's picture book "Finding Joy "
Written by Marion Coste, published by Boyds Mills Press, 2006

Children's chapter book "Swimming with Sharks"
Written by Twig C. George, published by HarperCollins Publishers, 1999

Children's chapter book “Starfish Summer"
Written by Ona Gritz-Gilbert, published by HarperCollins Publishers, 1998

Children's picture book "Miz Fannie Mae's Fine New Easter Hat"
Written by Melissa Milich, published by Little, Brown and Company, 1997

Children's picture book "Maria's Loose Tooth"
Written by Louis J. McNeil, published by Special Gift International, 1995

Children's magazine "Spider" - Get Off My Lap, Cat Written by Trinka Enell, 1998

Children's magazine "Spider" - The Mat and the Meal Written by Virginia Kroll, 1999

Children's magazine "Cricket" - Leaves of Summer Written by Patrice Brazell, 2000

Children's magazine "AppleSeeds" - Why the Kikuyu Love Mount Kenya 2001

Children's magazine "AppleSeeds" - Mountain Zones 2001