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. She combines traditional storytelling and art making techniques of embroidery, paper cut, and shadow puppetry with projections, alternative photo processes, and other new media. She helped curate this year’s visual arts showcase at Kearny Street Workshop's APAture festival and is a 2019 resident at the Growlery in San Francisco.
Resume available upon request.