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Windy Chien

Born 1967 Taipei, Taiwan | Lives and works San Francisco, California

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2019
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA, In Parallel
Dodo Pomellato at Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy

2018
Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL, Knot Expected
Local Language Art, Oakland, CA, Mutations

2017
Themes & Projects at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA, Line + Form

2016
Asia Society, San Francisco, CA, Annual Event

1994
Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT, ASSIMILATION/A SIMULATION

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA, Rope Unbound curated by Fiber Art Now
Currents 826, Santa Fe, NM, Stitching & Weaving in the Digital Age curated by Duval Contemporary

2018
Legion, San Francisco, CA, Stay Close curated by Legion SF
Residence de France, San Francisco, CA, Stitching & Weaving in the Digital Age curated by Duval Contemporary
Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA, Veer curated by Satellite of Love Gallery

2016
Flax, San Francisco, CA, SF Art Show curated by Satellite of Love Gallery


Artist in Residence

2018
Local Language Art, Oakland, CA

2017
Facebook, Menlo Park, CA

2016
The Archery, San Francisco, CA

2015
Peel, Campbell, CA

Artist Talks

2019
Ueno.land, Brooklyn, NY, How a Year-Long Project Will Change Your Life
Algorithmic Art Assembly, San Francisco, CA, Algorithms, Aesthetics, and the Artist’s Hand
VSCO, Oakland, CA, The Year of Knots
The Ruby, San Francisco, CA, How a Year-Long Project Will Change Your Life

2018
Design Sponge / Good Company, San Francisco, CA, Panel discussion with Grace Bonney
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, The Year of Knots
Local Language Art, Oakland, CA, Mutations
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, Ten Spinal Columns

2017
Industry Giants / Interior Design Magazine, Seattle, WA, Conversation with Cindy Adams EIC
Themes & Projects at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA, Artist Conversation with Alisa Carroll

2016
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, Giving Yourself Permission
Layers: A Conference About Design & Technology, San Jose, CA, Giving Yourself Permission
SFMOMA SECA, The Archery, San Francisco, CA, Giving Yourself Permission
Alite Design, San Francisco, CA, Giving Yourself Permission

Commissions

Excluding continually ongoing private collector commissions

2019
Royal Caribbean, Spectrum of the Seas art collection
Dodo Pomellato, Milan, Italy, and throughout Europe

2018
National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.
Sunbrella, Miami Beach, FL
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
Protege, Palo Alto, CA
Fogo de Chao, Chicago, IL
Fogo de Chao, Pittsburgh, PA
Fogo de Chao, Bellevue, WA
Nestle Headquarters, Arlington, VA
Sunset Idea House, Los Gatos, CA

2017
Lululemon, Berkeley, CA
Fogo de Chao, Tyson’s Corner, VA
Fogo de Chao, Atlanta, GA
Fogo de Chao, Minneapolis, MN
Checkr, San Francisco, CA
BRYR + Windy Chien, San Francisco, CA
Private Venture Firm, San Francisco, CA

2016
IBM, Cambridge, MA
AngelList, San Francisco, CA
The Rowan, San Francisco, CA
McGuire Furniture, San Francisco, CA
Casa Primos
, Nosara, Costa Rica
Studio Roeper,
San Francisco, CA
Fogo de Chao, San Francisco, CA

Publications

2019
The Year of Knots: Modern Projects, Inspiration, and Creative Reinvention, Abrams Books

Selected Press

2019
windy chien knots rope into circuit board, designboom, Jun. 10
Episode 4: Windy Chien, #The100DayProject, Apr. 21
DJs of the Future Don’t Spin Records — They Write Code, Wired, Mar. 25
Windy Chien’s Journey to Becoming the Queen of Knots, Design Milk, Mar. 19
Inside of You, Lula Japan

2018
S.02 E.01: Windy Chien, Beyond the Studio, Dec. 10
A “Knot Expected” Showing at Miami Art Week, Sunbrella, Dec.
Feminist Perspectives: Impressions from Pulse Art Fair During Miami Art Week 2018, ANTE., Dec. 8
LIVE From SF: Building Community + Self Confidence, Good Company, Dec. 2
Studio Visit With Artist Windy Chien, Beklina, Nov. 1
A Not-So-Straight Line, San Francisco Magazine, September
4 Steps To Reinventing Yourself With Fiber Artist and Woodworker Windy Chien, Make:, July 30
Studio Visit: Windy Chien, HonestlyWTF, July 24
Tying the Knot, Hospitality Design, June
Windy Chien, Fiber Artist, Bossladies Magazine, July 12
String Theory, Luxe Interiors + Design, March/April

2017
Tied and True, Interior Design, November
How An Apple Alum Found Her True Calling–In Knots, Fast Company, Oct. 19
Life as Art, Sunset, July
Windy Chien’s The Year of Knots, Trendland, Oct. 10
Windy Chien, Fiber Artist and Woodworker, Making Ways, Oct. 6
The Eclectic San Francisco Home of Knot Artist Windy Chien, Dwell, Sep. 27
Learning the Ropes, Martha Stewart Living, September
Studio Tour: Windy Chien, Rue, September
Observed: Lovers of piano music, knots, art and fashion, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 16
A Mission Victorian is a home and art studio, Curbed SF, Aug. 8
Fiber Fever, Loeffler Randall, Summer
Knot Your Average Shoe Collaboration, 24 East, June 19
Fit to be Tied, San Francisco Magazine, June
Apple Editor Turned Artist, Giant Robot Media, Mar. 17
You Have to See This Artist's Massive Knot Collection, Martha Stewart.com, Feb. 3
Artist Chronicles a Whole Year by Creating a New Obscure Knot Every Day, My Modern Met, Feb. 1
Artist Windy Chien Unearths Obscure Knots Everyday for an Entire Year, Colossal, Jan. 26
Artist tied one beautiful knot every day of 2016, Boing Boing, Jan. 25
This Artist Tied One Knot For Every Day of 2016. The Results Are Gorgeous., WIRED, January
Windy Chien’s Inspiring Knots, Design Sponge, January
Artist Profile, Sunset, January
Artist Profile, Knit Wit

2016
Meet The Artisan: Windy Chien of San Francisco, Miss Cheesemonger, Dec. 27
Get to Know San Francisco Knot-Tying Artist, Windy Chien, San Francisco Cottages & Gardens, October
Meet the Maker: Artist Windy Chien, Apartment34, October
Knotty Behavior, C Magazine, October
Windy Chien’s latest venture: lots of knots, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep. 14
Windy Chien and The Year of Knots, Rue, Aug. 31
What You Collect: The Ordinary and the Odd, New York Times, July 24
Modern Macrame by Windy Chien, handful of salt, Feb. 20
Interview: Artist Windy Chien on Finding Bliss in the Year of Knots, Asia Society

2015
From iTunes to Hand-Carved Spoons with Windy Chien, Remodelista, Oct. 14
unexpected guests: windy chien, sfgirlbybay, July 2

Education

2018 Domaine de Boisbuchet, Organic Solar Futures led by Janet Echelman and Trevor Lee
1992 San Francisco State University