Shea Chang is a Vancouver-born visual artist known for her solo and collaborative projects in Canada and abroad. She studied Fine Arts at Langara College and completed her Bachelor of Design in Illustration at OCAD University. Chang received the Joseph A. Bombardier Scholarship Award during her MFA in Visual Art at York University and was recently awarded the Samuel Sarick Purchase Prize. She currently works as an Assistant Professor of Illustration at OCAD University and operates from her studio in Hamilton, Ontario.
Her interdisciplinary practice combines drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture to explore the complexities of identity, particularly related to race, gender, and sexuality. Informed by her own multi-racial and queer identities, Chang creates speculative and haunting visual languages to illuminate the hidden tensions of social, technological, and ecological thresholds within post-industrial landscapes.
My work takes shape between the spaces of control and accident, opacity and transparency, porosity, rigidity, alignment and disruption, seen and unseen, proposing a reconsideration of the thresholds between all things, organisms, animals and humans, to uncover the invisible symbiotic entanglements in which we all exist.
- SHEA CHANG