b. 1977, Houston, TX. Lives and works in San Francisco, CA.



  • 2006
    • MFA ,California College Of Arts, San Francisco
  • 2004
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 2001
    • BFA, University Of Texas At Austin



  • 2011

Proof: Southern Exposure’s Entry-Fee Free Juried Exhibition, Juror: Denise Markonish, Curator at Mass MoCa

Annual Art Auction, the Lab, San Francisco

  • 2010

Shadowshop, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (invited by Stephanie Syjuco to be a participating artist)

New Enterprise, Phase 3. Site Specific installation curated by fine art base, Henry Miller Memorial Library. Big Sur, CA

Temescal Street Cinema. Curated shorts by Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA

  • 2009

Tell me everything, as you remember it. Curated by Leona Scull-Hons, Creative Research Laboratory. Austin, TX

This & That: International Mail Swap: a project Curated by Christine Wong Yap in Involved, Socially, Triple Base, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Michelle Blade.

Indeterminate Landscapes, part of the Rising Tide Ecological Arts Conference jointly hosted by California College of the Arts and Stanford University, April 17

Mixed Metaphors and Obsessive Compulsive Behavior, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

25th Anniversary Art Auction, the Lab, San Francisco

Butterflies Shift North (solo exhibition), Skydive, Houston

  • 2008

The Silhouette of Songs in conjunction with the De Young Museum’s exhibition “Asian/ America/Modern Art: Shifting Currents,” the Sangati Center, San Francisco

Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure. San Francisco

  • 2007

The Little Show, Swarm Gallery, Oakland

Sublime Climate: The Cambridge School of Weston

Mystery Ball, (video installation), Headlands, Marin

Albedo, Eleanor Harwood Gallery. San Francisco

Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure. San Francisco

  • 2006

Its a Small World: Scale in Contemporary Photography. San Jose Museum of Art

Peripheries of Narrative, Patricia Sweetow Gallery. San Francisco

Snap , Crackle, Pop. Playspace, San Francisco

Awesome: The Contemporary Sublime, Playspace, San Francisco

  • 2005

Ecstatic Landscapes, Café Royale, San Francisco

Fantastic Amnesia, Playspace, San Francisco

  • 2004

Graduate Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago

  • 2003

Seven From Austin: Recent Post-Pluralist Painting, Landmark Arts, Lubbock, TX

  • 2001

The Language of Objects, Design Center of Austin, Austin, TX

Solo Exhibition, New Gallery, Austin



  • 2010

Quintana, Mica,”Base in Space” , Monterey County Weekley: June 17

Grover, Andrea,”Buffet DVD, Volume 1,”

Lovett, Creg, “Buffet DVD Review,” February 21

  • 2009

Brenner, Wayne Alan. “’Tell me everything, as you remember it.’Creative Research Laboratory. Austin Chronicle: October 23

Klaasmeyer, Kelly, “Susan Chen: Butterflies Shift North, “Houston Press; January 2009

  • 2006

Helfand, Glen, “Critic’s Picks,”; June 2006



  • 2009

Urban Idiom, (co-curated exhibition) Patricia Sweetow Gallery. San Francisco



  • 2009

Buffet DVD, Issue One. Video-based DVD periodical made possible by support from:The Idea Fund and Houston Arts Alliance