Fang Chen is a Professor of Graphic Design at The Pennsylvania State University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Graphic Design from Hubei Institute of Technology and received his MFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wuhan, China.
Chen’s work has been exhibited worldwide, and he has won numerous awards, including First Prize at the 9th Chaumont International Poster and Graphic Arts Festival of France, Top Prize at the 11th Colorado International Poster Biennale of USA, Grand Prix at the 4th Trnava International Poster Triennial of Slovak Republic, Gold Award at the 1st Hong Kong International Poster Triennial of China and First Place at the 4th Brasilia International Environmental Humor Show of Brazil. Other awards include the Golden Bee Award of the 5th Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design, Distinctive Merit Award of the 2nd Tokyo Internet Graphic Design Competition, Co-Winner of 2007 Milan Good 50x70 International Social Communication Project, Second Prize of the 1st Szajna Multimedia Festival in Poland, Third Prize of the 12th Zilina Triennial EKOPLAGÁT 2011, and Third Prize of the 6th Tehran International Typography Poster Exhibition, etc.
In addition, in 2003, Chen received the prestigious Master’s Eye Award in Trnava Poster Triennial of Slovakia. In 2007, Chen was named as the Honor Laureate of the 15th Colorado International Poster Biennale of the United States for outstanding work in the poster medium. Chen has had laureate solo exhibitions in the 1999 Chaumont Poster and Graphic Arts Festival, the 2003 Trnava Poster Triennial and the 2007 Colorado International Poster Biennial. His work is in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and many others. His images have been published in hundreds of periodicals and books including Art Actuel, Graphic Design History and The UNESCO Courier, etc. Feature articles about Chen have appeared in World Graphic Design (Merrell publishers Ltd, London), New Masters of Poster
Design (Rockport publishers Inc., MA), China Photography (Beijing), Idea (Tokyo), Novum (Munich), Print and Graphis (New York).
Chen has also served as a juror for many international graphic art competitions, such as the Chaumont Festival, the Colorado Biennale, the Mexico Biennale, the Ningbo Biennale, the Trnava Triennial and the Poster for Tomorrow at Paris.