"I grew up in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City, a daughter of Iranian immigrants. Through my art, I selectively choose the aspects of each culture I want to inherit, on my own terms. The negotiation of cultures in my work reflects the first-generation American experience. The Persian-Islami
Jimmy Chen romanticizes the prosaic aspects of modern life, lending a sensibility which elevates and makes it-for him-bearable. Through this, his images become marked with an ephemeral presence and uncanny grace.
Primarily interested in cityscapes because of the imposition of urban growth, Jim