Mel Chin


Reorganized Activites from Two Studies for an Elevation of the Cross, 2016
Tinte, Bleistift auf Pergament auf Digitaldruck /
ink, graphite on vellum over printed digital image
46,3 x 46,3 cm
Quelle / Source: School of Verona, 15th Century

Details from the Martyrdom of San Miniato: Flirtation & Jealousy / Cruelty & Suffering, 2015
Aquarell , Tusche, Bleistift auf Papier /
watercolour, ink, graphite on paper
48,5 x 63,2 cm
Quelle / Source: Orcagnesque Painter 1350-1375

M-16 Wunde, 2004-2006
Brosche, Weißgold, Rubin, Smaragd, Marquise Onyx /
brooch, whitegold, ruby, emerald, marquise onyx
5,3 x 6,4 cm

Anti-Personen-Streubombe, 2004-2006
verzierter Käfig / decorated cage
124,5 x 76,2 cm

Mel Chin_Exhibitionview_4 Clusters

Cluster (4 Teile), 2004 – 2006
Gold, Sterling Silber, rostfreier Stahl, Edelsteine /
gold, sterling silver, stainless steel, gemstones


Mel Chin Website


geboren in Houston, Texas / born in Houston, Texas

lebt in North Carolina / lives in North Carolina

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) / Solo shows (selection)

All Over The Place, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
Installation von Wake und Unmoored, Times Square New York, NY
Two Me, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio (USA)

TOTAL PROOF: The GALA Committee 1995-1997, Red Bull Studios, New York, NY
Mel Chin, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln
All Over the Place: No Escape – a post-retrospective survey exhibition, Pennsylvania Pavilion, New York, NY

MEL CHIN:REMATCH, Blaffer Art Museum and Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX

DISPARATE ACTS, Rowan University Gallery, Glassboro, New Jersey
MEL CHIN:REMATCH, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Contemporay Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Mel Chin – Best Laid Plans And Unauthorized Collaborations, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln
RECAP, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
The Use and Abuse of History in Contemporary Art, spezial presentation at 21 St. Projects, New York, NY

How Much DO I Owe You?, presented by No Longer Empty, Queens Plaza North,
Long Island City, NY
It’s Not What You Think, Galerie Steinek, Wien
High Low and Between, Ashville Art Museum

Mel Chin, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln
The Funk and Wag From A to Z, Nave Museum, Victoria, TX

Disputed Territories, Het Domein Museum, Sittard, NL

Lamentations and Drawings, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY

Do Not Ask Me, Station Museum, Houston, TX

Render, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York

Ecovention, CAC, Cincinnati, OH

Knowmad, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York

Inescabable Histories, Exhibits USA (travelling exhibition)

Anxious Objects, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Soil and Sky, The Fabric Workshop and Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, PA

Mel Chin, Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Degrees of Paradise, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY

Viewpoints. Mel Chin, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (travelling exhibition)

Directions. Mel Chin, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Selected Weapons, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

The Operation of the Sun Through the Cult of the Hand, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

Modus Operandi: 1974-1985, Diverse Arbeiten, Houston, TX

Robinson Galleries, Houston TX

Robinson Galleries, Houston TX

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Group shows (selection)

14. Triennale Fellbach Kleinplastik 2019, Fellbach
Currency, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM

DOUBLE CODING. COLLECTION MUDAM, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LU)

Southern Accent. Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
Unloaded, Handwerker-Gallery-Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

TeleGen. Kunst und Fernsehen, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Necessary Force: Art In The Police State, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Alburquerque, NM

„no emotion“ Drawings from William Anastasi, Mel Chin and Jochem Hendricks, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Bruxelles

How Much do I Owe You?, No Longer Empty, Long Island, NY
No Man May Carry a Fish into a Bar, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Chaotic Trajectories, Temporary Gallery Cologne, Köln
ARTIFACTUAL realities, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
This Side of Paradise, presented by No Longer Empty at the Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, NY

Living As Form, Creative Time, New York, NY

Forbidden Love: Art in the wake of Television Camp, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Köln

The Flag, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
No Zoning. Artists Engage Houston, Contemporary Art Musuem, Houston, TX

Close Encounters. Facing The Future, American University Museum, Washington, DC
Wunderkammer. A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Ornithology. Looking at Birds, University of Conneticut, CT

Road in Sight, Duke University, Durham, NC
Down the Garden Path, Queens Museum of Art, Long Island City, NY

Freedom Salon, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Botanica. Contemporary Art and the Wolrd of Plants, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota,
Duluth, MN (travelling exhibition)

Signatures of the Invisible, PS!, New York, NY

A New World Trade Center. Design Proposals, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Selections from The Collection of Wilhelm Schürmann, Ständehaus Museum K21, Düsseldorf
The Culture of Violance, Amherst College Museum, Amherst, MASS
Ecoventions, Cincinnati Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

Lyon Biennal, Lyon, Frankreich
Tele(Visions), Kunsthalle, Wien
One Planet Under A Groove, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

Texas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Money-Taking. The Fine Art of Currency, The Federal Reserve, Washington, DC (travelling exhibition)

Natural Reality. Artistic Positions Between Nature and Culture, Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst,
World Views, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Boston College, Boston, MA
Uncommon Sense, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea
Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX

In Print, Contemporary Artists at the Vinal Haven Press
Embedded Metaphor, Ringling Museum of Art
Western Washington University
Bowdin College Museum of Art
Contemporary Art Center Virginia
Wesleyan University
Art at the End of the 20th Century, Whitney Museum, New York
National Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athen, Griechenland
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spanien
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Push/Pause, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Thinking Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Is It Art?, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (travelling exhibition)

Murder, Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
Thread Waxing Space, New York
Centre Gallery, Florida
Magic Objects, München
Grounded, ART/OMI, Omi, NY
Texas Myths and Realities, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

New York Artists, Prag, Tschechien
Out of This World, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
The Lure of the Local, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Garbage Show, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Public Interventions, ICA, Boston, MA
Landscape As Metaphor, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (travelling exhibition)
Equal Rights and Justice, High Museum, Atlanta, GA
Fifth Biennal of Havana, National Museum of Fine Arts, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Kuba
Refuse/Refuse, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
Old Glory. The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH
Black Male. Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Armand Hammer Collection, Los Angeles, CA

From Destrucion to Reclamation. Art and the Environment in the Nineties, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Exposition Differentes Natures, La Defense, Paris, Frankreich (travelling exhibition)
Kunst-Kultur-Ökologie, Bea Voigt Galerie, München
Natural Unnatural, TZ Art & Company, New York

Beyond Glory. Re-Presenting Terrorism, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Retangled Bank, E. M. Donahue Gallery, New York
Allocations. Art for a Natural and Artificial Environment, Floriadepark, Zoetermeer, Niederlande
Putt Modernism, Artists Space, New York (travelling exhibition)
Fragile Ecologies, Smithsonian Museum (ursprünglich The Queens Museum of Art), New York
Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York

The Subversive Stitch, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
Glass. Material in the Service of Meaning, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Salvage Utopia, A/C Projekt Room, New York

Tradition and Innovation. A Museum Celebration of Texas Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Fifth Essence, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
International Memorial Arts Festival: China: June 4, ICA (P.S.1), Long Island City, NY
This Land. The State of Texas, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX
The Conceptual Impulse, Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mensa, CA
Garbage Out Front. A New Era of Public Design, The Municipal Art Society, New York
Diverse Representations, Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

Sculpture. Part II, Frumkin/Admas Gallery, New York
China, June 4, 1989, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York

Spectrum. New Developements in Three Dimensions, Frumin/Adams Gallery, New York
Texas Art. Selections from the Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Trustees’ Collections of the Contemporary Arts Museum, Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Art Against Aids, Benefit Exhibition and Auction, Houston, TX
Public Art in Chinatown, Asian American Arts Center, New York

The Double Bind, Loughelton Gallery, New York
Notes on the Virtual, Loughelton Gallery, New York

The Texas Landscape 1900 – 1986, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Showdown/Lowdown. Art of the Southwest, Alternative Museum, New York
Seen/Unseen, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

Benefit for Amnesty International, USA, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

Prisoners of Conscience, Studio One, Houston, TX (travelling exhibition organized by Amnesty International)

Fire, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

Houston Area, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX

Auszeichnungen / Awards

MacArthur Fellow, MacArthur Foundation

Guggenheim Fellowship

A Blade of Grass Distinguished Artist Fellow

Alice Award, Interdisciplinary Art
Public Art Network Award

Honorary Doctorate, Green Mountain College
United States Artists, Fellow
Fritschy Prize, Sittard, Netherlands

Honorary Doctorate, Maryland Institute College of Art
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Transforma Projects / National Performance Network
Nathan Cummings Foundation Award
Cross Currents Foundation

Pedro Sienna Award, Best Animation, National Council fort he Arts and Cultures, Chile, for 911-911
Art Matters
Creative Capital Grant

Honorary Docotrate, Rhode Island School of Design

Nancy Graves Foundation Award 1990Art Matters, Inc: Artist’s Fellowship

Creative Capital Grant

Englehard Award

Rockefeller Foundation Grant

Cal Arts Alpert Award in the Visual Arts

Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
Penny McCall Foundation Award

National Endowment for the Arts: Artist’s Projects/New Forms

Mid Atlantic Art Foundation, Residency: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

1989 – 1990
New York State Council fort he Arts, Sponsored Projects Award

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
Pollock/Krasner Foundation Fellowship

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Founder’s Day Grant, Uranian Phlanstery: The First NY Gnostic Lyceum

Visual Arts Commission, Houston Festival

Sammlungen / Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN
Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Art (MFAH), Houston, TX
Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, AL
Art Car Museum, Houston, TX
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
City of Corpus Christi, TX
City of Houston, TX
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
El Paso Museum of Art, EL Paso, TX
The Federal Reserve, Washington, DC
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
The Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
Sammlung Gaby und Wilhelm Schürmann, D
Sammlung Dohmen Aachen, D
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winterpark, FL


Catalogues and Publications

14. Fellbach Triennale. 40.000 Ein Museum der Neugier, Koenig Books London

Mel Chin: Disparate Acts, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ
Rematch: Mel Chin, Ausst-Kat., New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

DO NOT ASK ME MEL CHIN, Ausst-Kat., Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX

American Art A Cultural History, Prentice Hall

Imagining Ground Zero, Rizzoli &
Architectural Record

Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (vol. 38. Nr.10).

Art History, second edition, Harry N. Abrams, Prentice Hall
ERDE, Elemente des Naturhaushalts III, Schriftenreihe Forum Band 11, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Hrsg.)

Art of the 21st Century, PBS Documentary, airing Fall, Abrams book pub.
JOSEPH BEUYS Mapping the Legacy, Gene Ray (Hrsg.), The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, D.A.P., New York, NY
Nature, Art, Paysage, Actes Sud/Ecole Nationale Superieure Du Paysage/Centre Du Paysage

Three Houston History Lessons, Good, Toni Beauchamp (Hrsg.), Houston, TX
Texas, Ausst. Kat., The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Botanica, Contemporary Art and the World of Plants, Ausst. Kat., Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Natural Reality, The Unity of Man and Nature: Between Desire and Reality, Ausst. Kat., Daco, Verlag, Stuttgart
ECO-TEC Architecture of the In-Between, 
Princeton Architectural Press, Amerigo Marras, (Hrsg)
On the Beaten Track: tourism, art, and place, The New Press

Prime Time: In the Name of the Place of Art and Television, In the Name of the Place, Ausst. Kat., Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
Jeffrey Kastner (Hrsg.), Land and Environmental Art, Phaidon

Subverting Landscape, Public Art Review, Vol. 8, No.2
Negotiating Art: The Artist and the Museum, Ausst. Kat., Uncommon Sense MOCA, Los Angeles
Getting Graphic: Experimentation at the Vinalhaven Press, In Print – Contemporary Artists at the Vinalhaven Press, Ausst. Kat., traveling exhibition, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
The Lure of the Local, senses of place in a multi-centered society, The New Press

The Edge That Cuts . . . , Ausst. Kat.
SCRATCH, Ausst. Kat., Thread Waxing Space, New York
Inescapable Histories, Inward Gaze to the World, Ausst. Kat. Inescapable Histories, Exhibits, USA
Art On the Edge and Over, Art Insights, Inc., Exhibits, USA

Myth-Making and Myth-Breaking: Multiple Meanings in Mel Chin’s Revival Field, 
Art Criticism, Vol. 10, No. 2
Viewpoints: Mel Chin, Ausst. Kat., Walker Art Center, Minneapolis , MN
Murder, Ausst. Kat., Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

Visions of America: Landscape As Metaphor in the Late Twentieth Century, Ausst. Kat., Denver Art Museum and Columbus Art Museum
Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, 
Ausst. Kat., Whitney Museum of American Art
Visions of America: Landscape As Metaphor in the Late Twentieth Century, 
Ausst. Kat., Denver Art Museum and Columbus Art Museum
Equal Rights & Justice, Ausst. Kat., High Museum of Art

SOIL & SKY, Ausst. Kat., The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

ALLOCATIONS – Art For a Natural 
and Artificial Environment, Ausst. Kat., Dutch and English editions
Fragile Ecologies, Ausst. Kat., Rizzoli

Diverse Representations, Ausst. Kat., Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

Directions: Mel Chin, Ausst. Kat., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

To Propose, To Provoke, Ausst. Kat., Public Art in Chinatown, Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY

Mel Chin: The Operation of the Sun Through the Cult of the Hand, Ausst. Kat., Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

Artikel / Articles
Auswahl / Selection

Sheetsnov, Hilarie M., Mel Chin to Sound the Call, All Over New York, NY Times, 21. November 2017

Battaglia, Andy, New Art Exhibit Channels ‚Melrose Place‘, The Wall Street Journal, 29. September 2016

Mel Chin, Current LA Water, 2016

Grimes, William, The Plot to Put Conceptual Art on ‘Melrose Place.’ Yes, Really., The New York Times, 28. September 2016

Carlson, Jen, Did You Know The Props On ‚Melrose Place‘ Were Covert Works Of Art With Coded Meanings?, gothamist, 25. August 2016

Piepenbring, Dan, Now I Have to Rewatch Melrose Place, and Other News, The Paris Review, 10. August 2016

Miller, M.H., Remembering When ’Melrose Place’ became a Conceptual Art project: Mel Chin’s Gala Committee returns this

fall, ARTnews, 01. August 2016

Glentzer, Molly, Houston welcomes home an art world heavyweight, Mel Chin, Houston Chronicle, January 9 2015

Lash, Miranda, Q+A with Mel Chin, MODERNPAINTERS, May 2014, p. 84-89

Miranda, Carolina A., Changing the World, One Row House at a Time, ARTnews, April 2014, p. 58-65

Strickland, Carol, Getting the Lead Out: Mel Chin, Art in America,,
April 1, 2014

Spears, Dorothy, Exhibition Traces a Career Dedicated to Mutability, The New York Times, Thursday, March 20, 2014

Riess, Jeanie, Rematch, the Mel Chin exhibit opening today at NOMA, is beautiful and informative,, 21 February, 2014

Wach, Alexandra, Die Chaos-Theorie, Die Welt, 21. Juli 2012

Wege, Astrid, Mel Chin. Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Artforum September 2011,p. 360-361

Imdahl, Georg, Der doppelte 11. September. Kurzweilig und kritisch – Der Amerikaner Mel Chin in der Galerie Thomas

Rehbein, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 20. Mai 2011

Puvogel, Renate, Mel Chin. Disputed Territories, Kunstforum International, Jan.- Feb. 2011, p. 371-372

Critic’s Picks, 2009

Reid, Michael, Twin Traumas: A Graphic Link, Victoria Times Colonist, October 30, 2006

French, Christopher, Mel Chin, ArtPapers, Sept/Oct 2006

Klaasmeyer, Kelly, Should We Stay or Should We Go?, Houston Press,Nov. 11-17, 2004

Art Reflects Politics at Station, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 30, 2004

Fischer, Jack, Mel Chin’s ideas enliven S.J. library, San Jose Mercury News, August 24, 2003

Gant, Michael S., Biblio Art, Metro, Metroactive Home, August 17-23, 2003

Fischer, Jack, Full of Surprises, San Jose Mercury News, August 7, 2003

Cotter, Holland, Art in Review: Mel Chin, The New York Times, March 21, 2003

Tsai, Eugenia, Mel Chin, Time Out New York, March 21, 2003

Wines, Susan, Where the twin towers stood, Domus, 846, March

Montreuil, Gregory, Mel Chin, New Art Examiner, March 2001

Milano, Carol, Rugs as Computer Game, The KNOWMAD Show, AREA, Spring 2001

Sirmans, Franklin, Mel Chin: KNOWMAD, Time Out, December 2000

Patterson, Tom, Bring Along Your Brain, Winston-Salem Journal, October 4, 1998

Rahm, Philippe, Sous les pavés, l’herbe, l’architecture d’aujourd’hui, June, 1998

Cameron, Dan, Opening Salvos, Part Two, Arts Magazine, February

Thorson, Alice, Melrose Art, The Kansas City Star, Feb. 1, 1998

Dancing in the name of art, The Daily Evergreen, February 10, 1998

Artist visits project with BBC in tow, Houston Chronicle, Zest Section, December 7, 1997

Adams, Alice, Gardens, art space, Downtown/Neartown, Houston Chronicle July 16, 1997

Sharkey, Betsy, Art for Art’s Sake. On Fox, Mediaweek, July 7, 1997

Mitchell, Charles Dee, Critical Imagery, The Dallas Morning News, July 2, 1997

Magazine, Flagpole, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Vol. 11, No. 24, June 18, 1997

Meta Bauer, Ute / Armaly, Fareed, Mel Chin Conversando con Ute Meta Bauer y Fareed Armaly, 
Georgia Magazine, University of Georgia, Athens, June 1997

Masterpiece Theatre, Village Voice, April 22, 1997

Intra, Giovanni, report from los angeles,, reviews, April 16, 1997.

Wyatt, Kristen, Melrose‘ Set a Canvas for Students‘ Art, The Red & Black, April 1, 1997

Katauskas, Ted, Agitpop, Talk Of the Town, The New Yorker, March 24, 1997

Knight, Christopher, The Socio-Art Genre, Los Angeles Times, March 18, 1997

McKenna, Christine, Cause and Effects, L.A. Times, March 16, 1997

Nakane, Kazuko, Mel Chin at Western Washington University, Vol 2, No. 3, Artweek, March 1997

Litt, Steven, NOVA takes one small step for arts, The Plain Dealer, October 25, 1995

Alchimie Auf Verseuchtem Grund, Der Standard, Album, September 22, 1995

Ex-Houstonian Wins California Arts Award, Houston Chronicle, May 5, 1995

Rosser, Phyllis, Mel Chin’s Invisible Architecture, Public Art Review, Fall/Winter 1994

Making Trouble, High Performance, Winter 1994

Hummer, Tracey C., Review, dialogue, November/December 1994

Dunn, Teri, Cleansing Gardens, Sanctuary-The Journal of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, September/October 1994

Visible Man, The Village Voice, November 22, 1994

Fox, Catherine, Equal Rights & Justice, The Atlanta Constitution, June 5, 1994

Dollens, Dennis L., Bon Barrage . . . Storefront and Eco Tec, Telescope Magazine, Winter 1993

Mel Chin, lecture transcript, Art Papers, Volume 17, No. 3, May/June 1993

Hager, Mary, New Hopes for Old Plants, Newsweek, Focus, November 23, 1992

Heartney, Eleanor, Skeptics in Utopia, Art in America, July 1992

Wong, Bill, You first see a red wall, Asian Week, June 19, 1992

Tanner, Marcia, A Conversation with Mel Chin, Artweek, June 18, 1992

Murphy, Jay, Mel Chin at The Menil Collection, Art in America, April 1992

Mahoney, Robert, Mel Chin, Arts Magazine, March 1992

Lewis, Jim, Fertile Ground, HG, January, 1992

Lindsay, Marina, Lettuce Landfills, Buzzword, Vol. IV. No. 2 1992

Inescapable Histories, The Village Voice, December 31, 1991

Cembalest, Robin, Lettuce in the Landfill, Art News, November, 1991

Schwendenwien, Jude, Breaking Ground: Art in the Environment, Sculpture, September/October 1991

Scott, Diana, Resurrecting History, Metropolis, September 1991

McBride, Elizabeth, Mel Chin – Dialectic Materials, Artspace, Fall 1991

Kim, Byron, Mel Chin: Visionary and Activist, Asian New Yorker, July 1991

Unsigned, Mel Chin at the Menil Collection, Review, Flash Art, Summer 1991

Artist Mel Chin wants to make people think, The Houston Post, Section D, May 1, 1991

The Politics of Mel Chin, The Houston Post, April 28

Inquiring Mind: Survey of work reveals Mel Chin’s view of the world, 
Houston Chronicle, April 28, 1991

Riddle, Mason, Mel Chin, Arts Magazine, February 1991

Henry, Gerrit, Mel Chin: Surveying Heaven and Earth, Sculpture, January /February 1991

Eco-Offensive Art, The Village Voice, Vol. XXXVI No. 1, January 1, 1991

Holden, Constance, NEA Dumps on Science Art, Science, Vol. 250, December 14, 1990

Abbe, Mary, Sculptor eloquently confronts problems, Star Tribune, Minniapolis., MN, November 8, 1990

Seeing Beyond, Connoisseur, November 1990

C. Carr, The Endangered Artists List, Village Voice Vol.XXXV, No.34, August 21,1990

Lawndale’s down-to-earth exhibit, Houston Chronicle, April 26, 1990

Cunningham, Kevin, Off the Wall, Houston Press , March 1, 1990

Houston artist basks in light of recognition, The Houston Post, February 7, 1990

Mixed Blessings: New Art in Multicultural America, Pantheon, NY 1990

Kachur, Lewis, Sculptors Turn to Social Themes, Art International, Winter 1989

Barbiero, Daniel, Mel Chin, Sculpture, (May/June 1, 1989

True to Form: Houston-Born Mel Chin Addresses Power & Politics in Three New Sculptures, Houston Chronicle, April 16, 1989

Mel Chin,“Arts Magazine, March 1989

Choices, The Village Voice, December 20, 1988

Familiar Palm Sculpture Restored to its Museum Oasis, Houston Post, sec. F, September 25, 1988

Works More Complex Than Appearance Suggests, Houston Chronicle, September 18, 1988

Hess, Elizabeth, Our Chinatown, The Village Voice, July

McCormick, Carlo, Operation of the Sun Through the Cult of the Hand, Artforum, March

Levin, Kim, Choices, The Village Voice, January 5, 1988

Chadwick, Susan, Mel Chin, Alain Clement, Frank Fajardo, William Steen and Forrest Prince at Graham Gallery, Houston Post, sec. F, September 25, 1988

Artist tackles the universe, assisted by alchemy, Houston Chronicle, November 30
, 1987

Texas Artists in New York: John Alexander, Mel Chin, Sally Gall and Earl Staley, Houston Chronicle, April 23, 1987

Gambrel, Jamey, Art Capital of the Third Coast, Art in America, April

Hill, Ed / Bloom, Suzanne, Review, Artforum, January, 1986

Tennant, Donna, Review, Art News, January 1986

Steen, William, Mel Chin: Modus Operandi, The Lawndale Inquirer, October/November

Mel Chin: Poetic, Pragmatic With a Rare Sensitivity, Houston Chronicle, September 22, 1985

Johnson, Patricia, Mel Chin’s ‚Landscape‘ is One of Those Rare Breathtaking Art Works, Houston Chronicle, March 26, 1982