Clara Chen (陈嘉雯, she/they) is an animation and expanded media artist based in Regina, SK and the Toronto area.

Her work includes the research and exploration of Chinese diaspora and BIPOC+ racial-ethnic realities within North America. She is a member of the CBC Creator Network. 
Contact her here for business inquiries. Or email clarachen@nscad.ca
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Education

Honours Bachelor of Animation @ Sheridan College // 2019 - 2023
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Expanded Media & Animation @ NSCAD University // Started 2016 // Earned credits from University of Waterloo Global Business and Digital Arts, University of Regina Studio Arts, Dalhousie University Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Work Experience

Archive Assistant // Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre // Regina, SK // 2020
Animation Artist // CBC Creator Network // (Remote) Oakville, ON // Started 2019
Summer Student Junior Communications Consultant // Government of Saskatchewan // Regina, SK // 2017 & 2019
Contract Artist // Regina Downtown Business Improvement District // Regina, SK // 2016 - 2020
Residencies

MIGRATION // Digital Prototyper // UKAI Projects // https://www.instagram.com/p/CCtPTG0AIc_/ // https://www.ukai.ca/eventsandworkshops/migration // 2020
PRESS

// Back alley art pops up in downtown Regina - CTV Regina - https://regina.ctvnews.ca/back-alley-art-pops-up-in-downtown-regina-1.5074770 - Regina, SK - 2020
// Raw: A spoken word piece that speaks to being true to yourself - Animator and Co-Director - CBC Creator Network - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/raw-spoken-word-nova-scotia-1.5473945?utm_campaign=likeshopme&utm_medium=instagram&utm_source=dash%20hudson&utm_content=www.instagram.com/p/B8_Y1zPHOVL/ - NS, CAN - 2020
// Hood Habits Animated - Charles Taylor Theatre - Global News - Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival - Bus Stop Theatre - https://globalnews.ca/video/5180342/emerging-lens-cultural-film-festival-3 - Halifax NS - 2019
EXHIBITIONS

// Thoughts of a Digital Archivist - Window Gallery - Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre - https://www.neutralground.sk.ca/?page=eventdetail&year=2020&id=202091020000157 - 2020
// Alley Door Digital Mural Artist - Regina Downtown BID - https://www.instagram.com/p/CCNEXpCDFec/ - 2020
// Nocturne 2019 - illustration and prose - A Soft Place - NSCAD Queer Collective - NSCAD Library Windows - 5163 Duke Street - https://www.instagram.com/p/B4AUumMnyG7/ - Halifax NS - 2019
// Mom's Garden - Plants in Contemporary Art (group show) - University of Regina Faculty of Media, Art and Performance - https://vimeo.com/343377845 - 2019
// Alfred Russell Wallace - NSCAD online showcase - https://www.instagram.com/p/BxqI5wRDqRy/ - 2019
// Anination: Animation Nation - Expanded Media Showcase (group show) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLPH69gkiUo&feature=emb_logo - NSCAD Film Academy - Halifax NS - 2019
// 唐人! - Printmaking Showcase (group show) - NSCAD Port Campus - Halifax NS - 2018 
// Living Skies - Alley Door Digital Mural Artist - RDBID - https://reginadowntown.ca/alleydoorart/ - Regina SK - 2018
// Mosaic City - Traffic Box Digital Mural Artist - RDBID - https://reginadowntown.ca/trafficboxart/ - Regina SK - 2017
// The Bus Ride - GBDA Digital Art Showcase - UWaterloo Stratford Campus - Stratford ON - 2017
// Don't Trust a Skinny Chef - German Expressionists and their Contemporaries - Dunlop Art Gallery & Regina Central Library - Regina SK - 2017
// Art + Science Einstein - Permanent Science Floor Mural - Campbell Collegiate - Regina SK - 201
// Opposing synchronicity - International Baccalaureate Visual Art HL (group show) - Campbell Collegiate - Regina SK - 2016
// Infinite Skies - Campbell Collegiate Art Exhibition - Harvard Developments INC - Regina SK - 2014
PUBLICATIONS

// COMIC FROM MY DREAM -  Global Pride Day - accepted ello artist invite - https://ello.co/cyberspacevoid/post/raagy159ypebso97axu2ig - 2020
// QUEER WITCHES FOR BLM -  Global Pride Day - accepted ello artist invite - https://ello.co/cyberspacevoid/post/s07rdkv8m2ekk_rxmtoxkq - 2020
// Pokémon: Call to Adventure (Live Action) - Co-production Artist - Blister Cinema - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3vCmSTxQTU&t=350s - SK, CAN - 2019
// Burning Magazine - illustration - November Issue - "WANTING TO POSSESS A CANDLE FLAME WHEN U HAVE THE SUN" - https://www.instagram.com/p/B4cngJChF8v/ - Halifax NS - 2019
// UX Design - QHacks best design award - Queen's University - https://devpost.com/software/better - https://twitter.com/AutocodeHQ/status/960172056959766529/photo/1 - Kingston, Ontario - 2018
// Wave/Particle Duality - Science Friday Reads Stephen Hawking - ello artist invite shortlist - https://ello.co/invites/science-friday-reads-stephen-hawking - 2018
// Keyboard Smash - Art Bound Books - Dunlop Art Gallery and Regina Central Library - Regina SK - 2016

PHOTOJOURNALISM

// Canadian Youth occupy MP Offices across the country calling for climate action - Canada's National Observer - Photographer - https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/11/30/news/canadian-youth-occupy-mp-offices-across-country-calling-climate-action - Halifax NS - November 30, 2018
// Divest Dal Campout - No More Excuses - The Nova Scotia Advocate - Photographer - https://nsadvocate.org/2017/11/27/divest-dal-campout-no-more-excuses/ - Halifax NS - November 27, 2017
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