Mel Chin to Serve as Juror of 25th Rosen

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts are pleased to announce that artist Mel Chin will serve as juror for the 25th Anniversary year.

Born in Houston to Chinese parents, Chin started creating art at a very young age. His art evades easy classification with themes such as alchemy, botany and ecology intersecting his work. Chin insinuates his art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes and toxic landfills with the purpose of investigating how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.

Chin has received his BA from Peabody College in Nashville, TN and has received many awards and grants including Cal Arts Alpert Award in the Visual Arts, Rockefeller Foundation Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, Creative Capital Grant and the Nancy Graves Foundation Award among others. He currently lives and works in North Carolina.

For more information on Mel Chin and the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, visit

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