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Millie Chen

(b. 1962)
Born: Taiwan

Millie Chen is a Buffalo, N.Y.-based artist, educator, and writer. Born in Taiwan, she was raised in Toronto. After studying piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music, she received a BFA from York University in 1986 (both institutions in Toronto) and an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal in 1994. Her installations, videos, and performance interventions have been presented across the U.S., Canada, and China, and in Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, and Japan. Chen’s work is in several public collections and she has produced a number of major permanent public art commissions. Her writing has appeared in publications in the U.K., Canada, the U.S., and China. She is Chair of the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her installation 1970s Prototypes is on view at BT&C Gallery through December 17, and she will present an artist’s talk at Hallwalls on Wednesday, Nov. 16. For more information on her work, visit