CONTACT:
artbychrystal@gmail.com

EDUCATION:           

Safehouse Atelier, San Francisco, CA
Long-Pose Figure Painting, 2011

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
B.F.A. degree in Animation/Illustration, 5/09

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Pre-college summer program, 2000 & 2002

EXPERIENCE:           

Jam City, San Francisco CA
Contract Artist, 2017-current
Backgrounds, icons, and characters for “Juice Jam”           

DeNA, San Francisco CA
Freelance Artist, 2013-2014
Fantasy Illustrations for “Hell Fire”     
Worked on characters and expressions for “Comm”

Loot Drop, San Bruno CA
Sr. Concept Artist, 2011- 2012
Helped define the visual style of Charm Craft Hollow, a John Romero title from pre-vis through production.

Loot Drop, San Bruno CA
Freelance Concept Artist, 2011
Pre-Vis for characters, props, and animals for John Romero title, “Cloudforest Expedition”

Idle Games, San Francisco CA
Concept Artist, 2009 - 2011
Defined the visual style of “Idle Worship” from the initial pre-vis phase through production. Created key pieces that set the direction for all the environment, creatures, props, and icons.

House of Chai, San Jose CA
Internship, Color Script and Color Key artist for Life on a Limb, 2008
Several Screenings: Cinequest, Kalamazoo Animation Festival: Won 1st place Independent Films Category in ASIFA

Thunder Bean Animation, San Jose CA
Internship, Line, Color Processing, and Music Composer for Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot, 2005
Several screenings: Sundance Festival, Annecy, Cinequest, Annie Awards, and Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival.  Ann Arbor Film Festival: Won Funniest Film Award.  Cinequest Film Festival: Won Best Short Film award. 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:

School of Prophets, Wuhan China
Teacher and Teacher Assistant, Nov 2016
Demonstrated different types of prayers.

Eric Joyner, San Francisco CA
Gallery Artist’s Open Studio Sales Assistant and Greeter, Nov 3, 2013
Kept track of finances and greeted visitors.

EXHIBITIONS:

2017 
(September) Room of a Thousand Doors, Group Show, WOWxWOW, London, UK

2016
(October) Bombay Artisan Semi-Finalists Group Show, Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015
(February) Prisma Collective Group Show, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

2014
(November) Prisma Collective Group Show, Atomica Gallery, London, UK
(October) Group Show, Atomica Gallery, London, UK
(September) Coaster Group Show, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
(June) Mini Solo Shows: Chrystal Chan, Mark Elliot, Genevive Zacconi, Ken Keirns and Two Guest Artists:                    Kelly Eden and Erik Alos Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
(February) Prisma Collective Group Show, WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
(January) Twice Told Tales, Group Show, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2013
(December) Moleskine 3, Group Show, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
(December) Lacrima Aquarium, Group Show, Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy
(August) Group Show, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
(June) Fiction, Group Show, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
(March) Futurology, Group Show, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
(February) Something Wicked This Way Comes, Group Show curated by Stephanie Chefas, Cella Gallery,              North Hollywood, CA

2012
(June) Kingdom Animalia, Group Show curated Kirsten Anderson and Joey Remmers, Land Rover Anaheim                Hills, Anaheim Hills, CA
(March) Dark Pop, Group Show, Last Rites Gallery, New York City, NY

2011
(October) I Want My Music Video Art Show, Group Show, Gallery Meltdown, Hollywood, CA
(July) Genesis to Revelation, Group Show, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
(May) New Brow IV, Group Show, Alternative Café, Seaside, CA
(May) 3 Year Anniversary Group Show, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA
(March) Dystopia, Group Show, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
(February) Low Brow Life, Group Show, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010
(December) Tiny Show Too, Group Show, Gallery Meltdown, Los Angeles, CA
(July) Wishful Thinkers, 4 Person Group Show, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA
(June) Metamorphosis, Group Show, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
(June) 5 Person Show, Young Blood Gallery and Boutique, Atlanta, GA
(April) Tiny Show, Group Show, Gallery Meltdown, Los Angeles, CA
(March) Lucid Dreams, Group Show, Alternative Café, Seaside, CA
(February) Shuffle, Group Show, Hibbleton Gallery, Fullerton, CA

2009
(December) Group Show, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA
(December) Warm and Fuzzy, Group Show, Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito, CA
(December) An Aurora of Polar Bears: A Children's Primer, Group Show, Gallery Meltdown, Los Angeles, CA
(October) Me & You, Earthworks 05, Group Show, Shojin, Los Angeles, CA
(September) Featured Artist in Group Show, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(July) Beasts from the Bay, Group Show, Gallery 1988, San Francisco, CA
(June) Figuratively, Group Show, Daniel Fountain Gallery, Baltimore, MA
(May) Beyond the Page, Group Show, Gallery 1988, San Francisco, CA
(January) Winter Light, Group Show, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA

2008
(December) First Annual Arts & Crafts Showcase at the Microlab, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
(December/January) Group Show, Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose, CA
(November) Deep Water, Group Show, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA
(October) Group Show, Cannibal Flower, Los Angeles, CA
(October) Group Show, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(September) Growing Pains, Group Show, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA
(September) The Voice Rings On, Group Show, Barefoot Coffee Roasters, San Jose, CA
(August) All Mixed Up, Group Show, The Grind art and print gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(August) pieces in consignment at Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA
(July/August) Wine & Chocolates, Group Show, The Grind art and print gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(July) piece in consignment, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA
(June/July) Everybody in Together, Group Show, Gallery 1988, San   Francisco, CA
(May) Under the Radar, Group show, The Grind art and print gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(April) Anniversary Show, Group Show, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(March) Everything But the Kitschen Sync, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(March) Group Show, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(February) Think Big, Group Show, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007
(October) Figure Painting Group Show, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
(May-June) Rising Star, Group Show, South First Billiards, San Jose, CA
(February) 4 Person Show, Barefoot Coffee Roasters, San Jose, CA

2006
(November) Bits and Pieces, 2 Person Show, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
(November) The Process, Shrunkenheadman Group Show, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2004           
(April) Representational Drawing Show, Chabot College, CA

PUBLICATIONS:

2017     
(June) Work on Artist of the Rise of Beautiful Bizzare digital issue 017

2016
(November) Featured work as an Art Throb on Beautifulbizzare.net

2015
(January) Featured on Hi Fructose.com

2014     
(December) Prisma Collective Book
(September) (Issue 18) Featured work on Frrrresh.org visual arts magazine
(June) Interview on Yaylamag.com
(June) Featured work on Exhibition-ism.com
(June) Featured work on Arrrestedmotion.com
(March) Featured work on Beautifulbizzare.net

2013
(March) Featured artist, Bluecanvas.com
(February) Featured work, Illustrationage.com
(January) Featured work, The Art Order (Nymph Challenge) 
(January) Featured work on Supersonicelectronic.com

2012     
(June) Featured work on Hi Fructose.com
(February) Featured work on Arrestedmotion.com
(February) Featured work on Hi Fructose.com
(February) Featured work on Arturban.co.uk

2011
(October) Featured work on MTV Buzzworthy

2010
(August) Featured work on Coroflot.com
(May) Featured artist on Ismcommunity.org

2009
(December) Featured artist on Ismcommunity.org
(Nov) Print 2.0, Berlin, Germany
(September) Featured artist on Noise.net
(September) Featured on Lostateminor.com
(August) Featured on Booooooom.com
(August) Featured on Fecalface.com
(August) Featured portfolio on Coroflot.com
(April) (Issue 42) Imagine FX Sci-fi and Fantasy digital art

2008
Cathay Zine
Hiveland Avatar Book, Hive Gallery
Reed Magazine
Semi-Permanent Book

2007
(December/January) Bust Magazine
(September/October) Featured Artwork in Noise.net
Hot Chocolate Zine
The Four Living Creatures Prayer Method Book
Semi-Permanent Book
Access Magazine

2006
(March) Metro, Silicon Valley’s Weekly Newspaper, San Jose, CA
             Cinequest Brief

AWARDS:

2016
(October) Bombay Sapphire Artisan Semi-Finalist

2014
Official selection of Spectrum 21 (Annual fantasy/contemporary art book)

2013
Official selection of Spectrum 20 (Annual fantasy/contemporary art book)
(January) Best Adult Book, The Art Order (Nymph Challenge)