Chan Seth is an award winning Dubai-based artist and founder of Sandscapes, a non-profit in benefit of artists with special needs

Awards —

Urban Sketchers Dubai
NABA, Milan Summer Residency
Sharjah Award
UNESCO Sheikh Hamdan Award


Exhibitions —

Al Serkal Avenue
SIKKA Art Fair 2019
Cornell University
India Club Dubai
Sandscapes 2010-19
Public Glass, San Francisco
Kevala Foundation
World Wide Fund Foundation




Chan Seth is a painter, photographer and printmaker with a Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) and a Minor in Business Administration from Cornell University. Belonging to three generations of artists, Seth began his artistic pursuits at a young age in Dubai and draws a large amount of inspiration from his syncretic upbringing. He is also a founder of Sandscapes, an annual art and music festival held in Dubai, an avid traveler and a musician. He seeks to integrate experiences from these walks of life with the world of fine art to create work that resonates across boundaries. 

Group Exhibitions

  1. SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai Culture authority, Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood, Dubai, UAE (2019)

  2. Palimpsest, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2018)

  3. *Cough*, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2016)

  4. Earth Hour, World Wide Fund Painting Exhibition, Dubai, UAE (2013)

  5. Sandscapes, Dubai Park, Dubai, UAE (2015)

Solo Exhibitions

  1. Des Lane Art Exhibition, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Qouz Art District, Dubai, UAE (2017)

  2. Sandscapes, Retrospective Exhibition, Dubai, UAE (2016)

  3. Dubai Ripe Market Exhibition, Zabeel Park, Dubai, UAE (2016)


  1. Kevala Foundation, Chikmagalur, India (Summer 2015)

  2. Pixion Studios, Mumbai, India (Summer 2013)

  3. Agosh Music Studios, Mumbai, India (Summer 2013)


  1. Public Glass, Non-Profit Studio, San Francisco, CA (Summer 2016)

  2. 17A Art Consultants, Dubai, UAE (Summer 2015)

Awards and Distinctions

  1. Sharjah Award for Education Excellence (2013)

  2. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance (2012)

  3. International Merit Scholarship at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, Italy (Summer 2012)

  4. Speaker at TEDx Youth Dubai on the topic of 'Pluralism' (2011)


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