Mark Chu is a multidiscplinary artist who has exhibited in Melbourne, New York City, Shanghai. His paintings focus on human subjects using colour, form, and texture to enhance psychological complexity. Chu has enjoyed sittings with luminaries such as DJ Laurent Garnier and graffiti pioneer Tom Gerrard. His work has been photographed for The New York Times. Past Chairman of the National Gallery of Australia Rupert Myer AO noted that Chu’s works “reflect aspects of the human condition.” In 2021 Chu was a recipient of the inaugural MH Carnegie Fine Art NFT Fellowship, through which he released Crypto Crimz at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, a collectibles series that acts as a crime dictionary.
Chu was a past restaurant reviewer for The Good Food Guide and published fiction in The Lifted Brow. His scientific research has appeared in journals focusing on computational aesthetics and cognition, and his AI artworks have been collected by Stanford University and the Santa Fe Institute. Chu has also recorded as a piano soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and engages in public art through murals and education.