Craft / Material Studies

Jes Fan was born in Canada, raised in Hong Kong, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Fan received his BFA in glass from Rhode Island School of Design and works with glass, silicon, and resin to create sculptures that question binary conceptions of race, gender, and identity. Fan has exhibited in the United States, Belgium, London, and Hong Kong and will be included in upcoming exhibitions including the 2020 Sydney Biennale in Australia, Kiss My Genders at Hayward Gallery in the UK, and Forget Sorrow Grass, An Archaeology of Contemporary Women, at the Times Museum in China. 

Fan has received numerous awards including a Jerome Hill Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant. He has most recently been an artist in residence at Smack Mellon, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and was recently featured on Art21.

Artist Lecture:
Thursday, October 10th, 12:30pm
Institute for Contemporary Art
601 West Broad Street