Anne Chen

Anne Chen is a Pittsburgh based teaching artist who makes things that you can touch. She works with fabric, clay, and craft to amuse you and confuse you. Her playful creations reinterpret the objects of her Chinese-American upbringing, adopting strategies of copying, collecting, bootlegging, and ripping to reimagine the ordinary as absurd. In addition to her sculpture, she works as a teacher bringing the same notions of challenging authenticity and disobeying to an energetic, collaborative, and tactile pedagogy which encourages participants to examine their own identities, biases, and learning styles.