Helen McCullagh

Nicolas Chen

Nicolas Chen is an emerging artist in the Australian art scene. Primarily an oil painter trained in tonal realism, he uses this style to explore various genres , including still life, landscape, and portraiture. Nicolas began his formal training at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney and then furthered his training at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Nicolas’ work has been well received in numerous art competitions in Australia, including placing as a finalist in the EMSLA 2019, as a finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 2020, and as the winner of the prestigious A.M.E Bale travelling scholarship in 2018.

Nicolas Chen

Born, 1988 Melbourne, Australia

 

Education

 

2018   Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne, Australia

2011 - 2014 Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2007 - 2010 Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, Australia

 

 

Awards / Achievements

 

2020 Lethbridge 20000, Finalist

 

2019 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Finalist

 

2018 A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize, Major Award recipient

 

2018 Victorian Artist Society, Portrait Exhibition, Highly Commended

 

2018 Cambridge Studio Gallery, "Who is looking at you?" Portrait Prize, Finalist

 

2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Semi-finalist

 

2015 Cliftons art prize, Melbourne, Australia, Finalist

 

2014 A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize, Finalist

 

2014 Fourth year prize recipient, Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

 

2014 Diploma of Fine Art, Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

 

2013 Studio Assistant Teaching Scholarship, Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

 

2010 Diploma of Fine Art, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, Australia

 

2009 Julian Ashton Art School, Full time Scholarship, Sydney, Australia

 

2008 Joshua Smith Drawing Prize, Sydney, Australia

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