Zhong Chen was a finalist in the 2011 Archibal Prize with his painting ‘Self-portrait on a Horse’. Born in Zhongshan, China and arrived in Australia at the age of 19. Chen explores issues of transcultural identity, belonging and place. Since completing a Masters of Fine Art from the Chelsea School of Art, London in 1998, Chen has further explored his heritage and cross cultural identity. This exploration and dialogue is found within his paintings that have a strong contemporary feel. Chen was acknowledged by the Australian Art Collector magazine as one of the top 50 collectable Australian artists.