Originally from Zhongshan, China, Zhong arrived in Australia in 1989 at the age of 19. Now he lives and works in Melbourne.
Zhong is a Chinese-Australian artist who has built a highly respected following in Australia; exhibiting nearly non-stop for 30 years in Melbourne, Sydney and numerous other countries.
The Chen Art Series Hotel opened in November 2017 was named after and inspired by Zhong Chen,
The Chen is centre stage to Whitehorse Towers, the tallest and most dynamic development outside of the Melbourne CBD, in the thriving suburb of Box Hill.