Long-Bin Chen is known for his skillful transformation of out-of-date books, newspapers, magazines, and computer paper into art that—when viewed from a distance—appears to be made of wood or marble. Chen’s work is not only a commentary on human consumption and waste, it also mourns the pre-digital era of bound books. His art approaches the book object as an aesthetic object and attempts to combine ideas and concepts from the East with those from the West. Long-Bin Chen was born in Taiwan. He received a BFA from Tung-Hai University in Taiwan and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has exhibited widely in the United States, Germany, Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong. His most recent group exhibitions include The Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, New York; The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama organized by the Dalai Lama Foundation, a traveling exhibition; Kid space at MASS MOCA; and Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Arts and Design. 

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