Stella Chen


My quote is “Not making art for a living, but could not live without…” 


I was born and raised in mainland China. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997, where I’ve lived ever since and started a family with three kids, two dogs and one cat.


Ever since I was a child, I have always loved painting and being inspired by a variety of artists, visiting art exhibitions, museums and festivals. Although I have loved art for all these years, I never considered attending an art school because I feel that it is very difficult to make a living by selling art. So instead, I majored in marketing and became a commercial real estate agent. Four years ago however, I accidentally joined an art class taught by a young professional Chinese artist. My passion and creativity started kicking and exploding. I also became a curator to organize art exhibitions in the Chinese community, having over 300 visitors come to the grand opening of one show. 


Thanks to my collectors who support my art, it really encourages me a lot and gives me confidence.


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