Charlene Tan is an artist who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born in Houston, Texas she spent most of her childhood in the Philippines only to return to San Francisco to begin her education. Her work has been shown at Intersection for the Arts, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, [ 2nd floor projects ], ampersand international arts, and Southern Exposure among other spaces. Her practice is diverse ranging from sculpture to performance, investigating topics on assimilation, consumer culture, phobias, and socio-political passivity.

Education

2010 San Francisco Art Institute, BA, History of Contemporary Art

Solo Exhibition

2011 400%, ampersand international arts, San Francisco

Group Exhibitions

2011 WORKING CONDITIONS
A process-based project with 9 artists, Southern Exposure San Francisco

2011 Chico & Chang, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
Procedural, MacArthur b Arthur, Oakland, CA

2010 THE JUNK MAIL! Show, The Soap Gallery, San Francisco
Sick, Root Division, San Francisco
Bivouac, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco
The Ir{rationalist}, KITSCH Gallery, San Francisco
Loud and Moving, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA
100 Performances for the Hole: Take Two, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco

2009 11th Annual APAture: A Window on the Art of Young Asian Pacific Americans, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco
Introductions 2009, Root Division, San Francisco
andmoreagain [ 2nd floor projects ] San Francisco
Present Tense Biennial, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco

2008 Between, Million Fishes Gallery, San Francisco
Deep Time, Vast Space, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
FasTrack: A Bridge and Tunnel Survey, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA

2007 Elision, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA
eXact-O!, WORKS, San Jose, CA
9th Annual APAture: A Window on the Art of Young Asian Pacific Americans, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco
Media Blitz, The Garage, San Francisco

2006 Flat Files, Triple Base, San Francisco
Gently She Whispered Magic, Garage Biennale, San Francisco
Terror?, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco

2005 Better Living Thru Chemistry–3rd Dose, The Drug Store Gallery, San Francisco
Bizarre Bazaar, Blank Space, Oakland, CA
Hello-Hello, Artist Television Access, San Francisco
7th Annual APAture: A Window on the Art of Young Asian Pacific Americans, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco
Faux-Pause, Balazo Badlands Gallery, San Francisco
Christmas Tree Show
, Ghost Gallery, San Francisco

Performance and Participatory Projects

2010 SHADOWSHOP participant, a SFMOMA commissioned project by Stephanie Syjuco
Performer in a theatrical staged reading of Karen Tei Yamashita's I-HOTEL as part of Jerome Reyes’ solo show, UNTIL TODAY: Spectres for the International Hotel

2009 Life on Mars: The James BIdgood Story, a play by Stephen Boyer for Small Press Traffic’s Poets Theater

2008 Optic Illusion, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Presences, New Langton Arts, San Francisco

2007 The LAB Annual Auction, San Francisco
SOEX Marks the Spot, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

2006 6th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Momentum, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

Commissions

2010 Space Odyssey, Southern Exposure, San Francisco (Space Cave, commission)

2005 Mystery Ball, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (Rubber Bands, commission)

Curatorial Projects

2007 Media Blitz, The Garage, San Francisco

2005 Hello-Hello, Artist Television Access, San Francisco
Faux-Pause, Balazo Badlands Gallery, San Francisco


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