About the Artist


In 2020, the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco hosted The de Young Open, a juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. The de Young filled the 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries with 877 artworks by 762 Bay Area artists in The de Young Open. 6,188 artists submitted 11,514 artworks for the show.


I was one of the artists included in the show and my piece, “The Good Life”, was featured in the edited video above. Mr. Burgard gives a very good interpretation of my painting. I would have added that my painting was also inspired by the global climate crisis. To see the whole video, go to the link below.







"Six Billion Perps Held Hostage: Artists Address Global Warming"
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA, 2007





Frank Chu at the
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Winterfest Auction, 2008






Exhibition List

Solo Exhibitions

  • “Suburban Dreams, Chapter One: Monopoly”, Mighty Box Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2016
  • “Nothing for Something,” Hang Art, San Francisco, CA  2010
  • “Red, Black, White, Blue,” Hang Art, San Francisco, CA  2007
  • “Free Fall,” Hang Art, San Francisco, CA  2004
  • “Damocles,” Keyson Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY  2002

Two Person

  • Sunnyvale Center for the Arts, Sunnyvale, CA  1994
  • Gallery 44, Oakland, CA  1987

Selected Group

Film Festivals


  • City University of New York, Hunter College  (MFA, 1985)
  • University of California, Berkeley  (AB, 1983)