Kristi is a photographer and multimedia artist based in San Francisco. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Studio Art. Born to Malaysian immigrants in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, her unique cultural background has sparked an interest in other cultures and a passion for connecting people, places and ideas.  She is interested in people's stories and their relationships to the places with which they identify . She has traveled extensively shooting documentary, landscape and adventure photography, and has taught storytelling and photojournalism in Nepal and Argentina. Her work has been featured in several shows at the START Gallery and Hane's Gallery in Winston-Salem, as well as a group exhibition at the Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her short film Gordon was featured in Local Color, an online art magazine and was awarded the Hane's Gallery Purchase Award in 2014, to be included in Wake Forest University's Permanent Collection. Her poetry, painting, and photography have been featured in the literary and arts publication 3 to 4 Ounces. Kristi is a contributor to the women's adventure magazine Misadventures.

Photo Credit: Haley George Photography

Previous Work

P R E V I O U S  W O R K

Previous Work

P R E V I O U S  W O R K

The Bold Italic

San Francisco, California

Photographer and contributor

McNair Evans Studio

San Francisco, California

Studio intern and artist assistant

The Experiment in International Living

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Trip Leader-high school exchange program studying photojournalism and social change

Presidio Hill School

San Francisco, California

Middle school art teacher at an independent, progressive school. 

3 Sisters Adventure Trekking/Empowering Women of Nepal

Pokhra, Nepal

English instructor, documentary filmaker

Research funded by the ACCIAC Scholarship

Ken Bennett-Wake Forest University Photographer 

Winston-Salem, NC 

Student Photographer and Apprentice

1834 Software Solutions

Winston-Salem, NC        

Graphic Designer

Uhuru Child

Nairobi, Kenya

Intern and Volunteer

Krochet Kids

Lima, Peru

Production Assistant and Media Intern

Inkanvas Fine Art and Printing Studio

Quito, Ecuador

Designer and Intern


Photo Credit: Ken Bennett



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Kristiana Chan, (b. 1993, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
chan.kristiana@gmail.com | http://www.kristiana-chan.com | 704.297.8077

Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Studio Art, 2015


2018 A Place of Her Own, J-Sei Center, Emeryville, CA

2018 Dreams, 1090 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018 Night of Cultural Resistance, Multicultural Community Center, Berkeley, CA

2017 Concrete Dreaming, The Flight Deck, Oakland CA

2017 Nasty Women, Oakland, CA

2015 Visual Storytelling: David Hilliard, Group Exhibition, Fine Art Works Center, Provincetown, MA

2015 One Nation, Senior Honors Solo Exhibition, START Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2015 Les Femmes, START Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2015 Filtered Through Nature, START Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2014 Let It Show!, START Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC; Crowd Favorite Award

2014 15x16, START Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2014 Spring Student Show Selections, Hane's Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2014 Officially Underground, 505 Baity Warehouse, Winston-Salem, NC

2012 Let It Show!, START Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC, Top 5 Award

2011 Let It Show!, START Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2011 Flow, START Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC


Wake Forest University Permanent Collection


2015 Spring publication of 3 to 4 Ounces, published poetry, paintings

2014 October Local Color interview and artist profile

2014 Fall publication of 3 to 4 Ounces:  Art and Literature Magazine: Cover photograph and artist profile


2015 Constance Hoey Enyart Memorial Scholar

2014 START Gallery Crowd Favorite, Let It Show!

2014 ACC-IAC Scholarship for Independent Study

2014 Hane's Gallery Purchase Award

2012-2014 Eleanor Layfield Davis Scholar

2013 Whole Foods Top 25 Design Award

2012 START Gallery Top 5 Audience Award, Let it Show!




Resume available upon request

Photo credit: Lauren Martinez Olinger