2012     Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2006     Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne


2021     Creative Victoria, Creative Workers Grant
2021     Australia Council, New Work Grant
2020     Creative Victoria, Sustaining Creative Workers Grant
2020     Australia Council, New Work Grant
2020     City of Yarra, Creative Community Grant
|2018     Winner, Albany Art Prize, WA
2018     Vancouver Arts Centre Residency, Albany WA
2017     Teton Artlab Residency, Jackson – Yellowstone National Park, USA
2017     Australia Council, Career Development Grant
2015     Winner, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Melbourne
2015     Australia Council, ArtStart Grant
2014     Youkobo Art Space Residency, Tokyo, Japan
2014     Studio Kura Residency, Fukuoka, Japan
2014     Australia Council, New Work Grant
2014     Runner-up, Redland Art Award, Brisbane
2013     Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
2013     City of Yarra, Small Projects Grant
2012     Winner, Lionel Gell Foundation Award
2012     Winner, Tolarno Hotel Award
2011     National Association for the Visual Arts, Australian Artists’ Grant
2010     City of Melbourne, Arts Projects Grant
2010     National Association for the Visual Arts, Australian Artists’ Grant


2024     The Long Way, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne (upcoming)
2022     Un-Regional, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC
2022     Within Region, THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne
2021     Never Closer, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2020     Social Distance, THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne
2019     Structural Equality, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2017     Refuge, THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne
2017     Along the Way, Teton Artlab, Jackson USA
2016     Worlds Aside, THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne
2016     Worlds Away, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne
2015     Stillness Between Us, THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne
2014     One Ward, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
2014     Out of Ground, Art Stage Singapore (with dianne tanzer gallery + projects)
2013     Better Than Here, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
2010     Playing House, West Space (West Wing), Melbourne
2009     Hearth, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2009     RUINED, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne
2008     A hole in the roof, TCB art inc, Melbourne


2023     Sydney Contemporary (with Martin Browne Contemporary)
2023     Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2023     Paddington Art Prize, Cooee Art Leven Gallery, Sydney
2022     Local | Remix, curated by Angela Bailey, Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Melbourne
2022     Len Fox Prize, Castlemaine Art Museum, VIC
2022     Grace Cossington Smith Award, GCS Gallery, Sydney
2021     Shelter in Place, curated by Stephanie Sacco, Town Hall Gallery VIC
2021     Re-gathering, curated by Mardi Nowak, Benalla Art Gallery VIC
2021     Summer group exhibition, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2020     John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC
2019     Sydney Contemporary (with Martin Browne Contemporary)
2019     R & M McGivern Prize, Maroondah Federation Gallery, Melbourne
2019     Paddington Art Prize, Menzies Art Brands, Sydney
2019     King’s Art Prize, The King’s School, Sydney
2018     Sydney Contemporary (with Martin Browne Contemporary)
2018     John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC
2018     Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand (with Martin Browne Contemporary)
2017     1717, curated by George Adams, Galerie Pompom, Sydney
2017     Closing the Distance, curated by Sophia Cai, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
2017     How does your Garden Grow? curated by Angela D’Elia, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2017     9×5 NOW, curated by Elizabeth Gower, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2016     Sanctuary, curated by Diane Soumilas, Glen Eira Gallery, Melbourne
2016     Imagined Worlds, curated by Kent Wilson, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne
2016     John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC
2016     Redland Art Award, Redland Gallery, Brisbane
2016     Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Museum, VIC
2016     Incinerator Art for Social Change Award, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne
2016     Factivism, curated by Victor Griss, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2015     Romance Died Romantically, curated by Amy Marjoram, Strange Neighbour, Melbourne
2015     Freak of Nature, curated by Danielle Hakim, Craft Cubed Festival, Mailbox, Melbourne
2015     Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC
2015     Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA
2015     Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2015     Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla SA
2015     Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
2015     Korea-Australia Arts Foundation, Korean Cultural Centre, Sydney
2015     Nillumbik Prize, Montsalvat Art Gallery, Melbourne
2014     Chinese Whispers, curated by Angela D’Elia, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2014     Artist’s Books Reprised, curated by Sandra Bridie, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2014     Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise QLD
2014     Grace Cossington Smith Art Award, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney
2014     Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
2013     Framing Phantasm, curated by Simone Hine, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne
2013     Fleurieu Art Prize, McLaren Vale SA
2013     Black Swan Prize, Linton & Kay Gallery, Perth
2013     Entry, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne
2012     Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise
2012     Proud, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2011     High Definition, curated by Michael Staniak, Paradise Hills and Ausin Tung, Melbourne
2011     Disappearance, curated by Simon O’Carrigan, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne
2011     Better Than Art, curated by Amy Marjoram, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne
2010     Positive Negative, curated by Barbara Dowse, Artereal Gallery, Sydney
2010     Metro Art Award, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2009     RBS Emerging Artist Award, RBS Tower, Sydney
2009     Metro Art Award, Metro Gallery, Melbourne


Parliament House Art Collection
Bayside City Council VIC
City of Albany WA
La Trobe University Museum of Art
Nillumbik Shire Council VIC
Royal Automobile Club of Victoria


Dom Carter, ‘Kevin Chin explores hybrid notions of space in his massive, meticulous paintings,’ Creative Boom (UK), January 2023

Anne Marie Kiely, ‘A majestic modern day Melbourne treehouse remade for family life,’ Vogue Living, March 2023

Erin McFadyen, ‘Kevin Chin,’ Artist Profile online, Oct 2021

Stephen A Russell, ‘Never Closer,’ Time Out (Sydney), 14 Oct 2021

Rohan Shearn, ‘Kevin Chin: Never Closer,’ Australian Arts Review, 5 Oct 2021

Stephanie Sacco, ‘Build us up: exploring our relationship with place and space,’ catalogue essay, Jul 2021

Erin Mathews, interview Gippsland Art Gallery at Home podcast, 5 Nov 2020

Stephen A Russell, ‘Painter shares the good oil on the growing global divide,’ The Age, 6 Jul 2020, p 16

Louise Martin-Chew, ‘Pull Focus: Apart Together,’ video interview Art Collector, 5 Jul 2020

Jo Higgins, ‘Collectors Love: Kevin Chin,’ Art Collector 50 Things Issue, Jan-Mar 2020, p 130-133

Tom Hallberg, ‘Former Artlab resident releases new series,’ Jackson Hole News and Guide (USA), 29 May 2019

Emma O’Neill, ‘Structural Equality: Preview,’ Art Collector, Apr-Jun 2019, p 198-199

Andy Butler, ‘Sydney: Structural Equality,’ Art Guide, May-Jun 2019, p 52

Kiera Brew Kurec and Nicole Breedon, interview Pro Prac podcast, 1 May 2019

Matthew Cornell, interview Wombat Radio podcast, 29 Apr 2019

Michael Souvanthalisith, ‘Spotlight: Kevin Chin,’ Liminal Magazine, 26 Apr 2019

Andrew Collins, interview ABC Great Southern radio, 1 Jan 2019

Talitha Wolfe, ‘Albany Art Prize Winners Announced,’ The West Australian, 29 Mar 2018

Katie McAllister, interview ABC Great Southern radio, 29 Mar 2018

Tom Hallberg, ‘Australian artist combats nationalism,’ Jackson Hole News and Guide (USA), 27 Sep 2017

Kelsey Dayton, ‘Outsider Art,’ Planet Jackson Hole (USA), 20 Sep 2017

Brennan Hussey, interview KHOL Jackson Hole radio (USA), 20 Sep 2017

‘At home in Yellowstone, Kevin Chin residency at Teton Artlab USA’ Art + Australia online (Dispatch), Sep 2017

Katy Cowan, ‘Kevin Chin’s paintings explore the global migrant crisis,’ Creative Boom (UK), 27 Jun 2017

Elle Murrell, ‘Kevin Chin: Refuge,’ The Design Files, 26 Jun 2017

Andy Butler, ‘Closing the Distance,’ Art + Australia online, 3 Mar 2017

Mikala Tai, ‘The Possibility of Conversations,’ Catalogue essay Bundoora Homestead, 11 Feb 2017

Claire Anna Watson, ‘Imperium of Dreams,’ Catalogue essay Bayside Arts Centre, Feb 2016

Simon Gregg, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ Catalogue essay Gippsland Art Gallery, Sep 2016

Kent Wilson, ‘The Image and the Imagination,’ Catalogue essay Town Hall Gallery, Jul 2016

Jane O’Sullivan, ‘What Next: Kevin Chin,’ Art Collector Apr-Jun 2015, p 90-91

Dylan Rainforth, ‘Winner more than sum of its parts,’ The Age, 13 May 2015, p 18

Art Almanac, ‘Bayside announces inaugural acquisitive art prize winner,’ 8 May 2015

Dan Rule, ‘In the Galleries: Kevin Chin, Stillness Between Us,’ The Age, 4 Apr 2015

Jo Higgins, ‘A sense of belonging’, Art Collector (Singapore Edition), Jan 2014, cover, p 18-2

Nicholas Forrest, ‘What are Aust Galleries Bringing to Art Stage Singapore 2014?’ Blouin ArtInfo, 13 Jan

Catherine Asquith, ‘Art Stage Singapore 2014 Highlights’, InsideArt, 7 Feb 2014

Gina Fairley, ‘How did Australia fair?’ Arts Hub, 24 Jan 2014

Dan Rule, ‘In the Galleries – Framing Phantasm,’ The Age, 17 Aug 2013

Simone Hine, ‘Framing Phantasm,’ Catalogue essay Beam Contemporary, Jul 2013

Toby Fehily, ‘Framing Phantasm at Beam Contemporary,’ Three Thousand, 16 Jul 2013

Amandas Ong, ‘Artworks Evoke Fleeting Sensation of Half-Forgotten Memories,’ frameweb, 10 Jul 2013

M, What’s on, ‘Better Than Here,’ The Age, 3 Feb 2013

Phillipa Rust, ‘c3 Contemporary Art Space,’ TimeOut Melbourne, 3 Feb 2013

Amy Marjoram (editor), ‘Farkin Bootiful,’ Excerpt Magazine, Aug 2012

Simon O’Carrigan, ‘Disappearance,’ Catalogue essay Kings ARI, Nov 2011

Ashley Crawford, Dr Kevin Murray, Dr Elizabeth Presa, Jessica Piesse, and Amy

Marjoram, ‘Safe Hiding Spot’ (catalogue), City of Melbourne

Space Visual Arts, ‘Playing House,’ The Age, 20 Oct 2010

Artnotes, Victoria, ‘Playing House,’ Art Monthly Australia, Nov 2010

Barbara Dowse, ‘Positive Negative,’ Catalogue essay Artereal, Nov 2010

Fiona Hudson, ‘Joke’s on us,’ Herald Sun, 16 Mar 2010

Megan Backhouse, ‘There’s a tight family yarn behind this installation,’ The Age, 11 May 2009

Penny Modra, ‘Start knitting… now,’ The Age, 6 May 2009

Artnotes Victoria, ‘RUINED,’ Art Monthly Australia, Jun 2009



2021         Discussion Panel, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne, ‘Shelter in Place,’ moderated by Stephanie Sacco
2021          Described Tour for the visually impaired, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne, co-delivered with Description Victoria
2019          Discussion Panel, ACCA, Melbourne, ‘On Being an Artist- Putting Yourself Out There’ (with Charlie Sofo and Jessie Scott, moderated by Kiera Brew Kurec and Nicole Breedon)
2017-18     Assessment Panel member, Creative Victoria VicArts Grants (Visual Arts), Melbourne
2017          Discussion Panel, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne, ‘Contemporary Art and Globalisation’ (with Rachel Marsden, Nikki Lam, chaired by Dr Kristen Sharp)
2008-10     Teacher, English for Art/ Design (Part-time), Swinburne College, Melbourne
2007-08     Gallery Receptionist, White Cube, London


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