Kristiana Chan is a first generation Malaysian-Chinese artist, writer, and educator whose work explores the intersection of ancestry, healing, and mythology. Exploring a strong spiritual connection to nature and natural processes, she attempts to untangle the myths and traumas of heritage, migration, and displacement while reclaiming the feminine identity and matrilineal inheritance within the Asian American diaspora. Her work is largely light and light processed based, incorporating alternative photography, cut paper, shadow puppetry, video and media projections, and other storytelling mediums. She is the current Assistant Curator at the California Institute for Integral Studies, a graduate of the New York Foundation of Arts Immigrant Artist Mentorship program, and is a 2019 resident at the Growlery in San Francisco. Last year, she helped curate visual arts showcase at Kearny Street Workshop's APAture festival. Kristiana is based in the Bay Area.
Resume available upon request.