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This is Haowen Chen, and you can call me Mandy.
I received my BFA degree from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2016
with an emphasis in Visual Communication Design.

I was born in Hongkong and grew up in Huizhou, China.
After twelve, I have been living in Beijing, San Francisco Bay Area, and now in… Read More
This is Haowen Chen, and you can call me Mandy.
I received my BFA degree from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2016
with an emphasis in Visual Communication Design.

I was born in Hongkong and grew up in Huizhou, China.
After twelve, I have been living in Beijing, San Francisco Bay Area, and now in Chicago.
By moving to a new environment every three to four years, I view myself as a moving point
on the earth and always seeking for new ideas.

Art and design are the tools that I express myself and tell the stories for what I have perceived in life.
My style and artistic concepts are deeply influenced by the following key terms:
"White-ism," Emptiness, Existentialism, Surrealism, Contrast and Defamiliarization,
and I'm interested in discovering how I can bring these elements into different forms
of art, from a handmade book to a mobile application. Read Less
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