Clara Chen (陈嘉雯, she/they) b.1998, was born and raised in Regina Saskatchewan Treaty 4 Territory, with family from the Guangdong and Hong Kong regions of China. Clara’s work stems from an interest and exploration of migration, separation, and the ways in which we are intertwined with cyberspace. A member of the CBC Creator Network, Clara is a practising expanded media artist and filmmaker.

Contact her here for business inquiries. Or email chencl@sheridancollege.ca
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Education

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

Interim Member Services and Communications Coordinator // Saskatchewan Filmpool // Regina, SK // Started Oct 12, 2020
Archive Assistant // Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre // Regina, SK // Started Aug 11, 2020
Animator // CBC Creator Network // (Remote) Oakville, ON // Started Nov 15, 2019
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
// 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 - 201
// 唐人! - Printmaking Showcase (group show) - NSCAD Port Campus - Halifax NS - 2018 
// The Bus Ride - GBDA Digital Art Showcase - UWaterloo Stratford Campus - https://uwaterloo.ca/stratford-school-of-interaction-design-and-business/events/2017-project-showcase-and-reception - Stratford ON - 2017
// Don't Trust a Skinny Chef - German Expressionists and their Contemporaries - Dunlop Art Gallery & Regina Central Library - Regina SK - 2017
// 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
INSTALLATIONS

// PostModern Bazaar - Alley Door Mural Artist - Regina Downtown BID - https://reginadowntown.ca/alley-door-art-artists-2020/ - 2020
// 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
// Art + Science Einstein - Permanent Science Floor Mural - Campbell Collegiate - Regina SK - 2016

HACKATHONS

// 24 Hours Animation Film Contest - Sheridan College - Placed Top 20 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmAFwu8f-_A - Oakville, ON - 2019
// Better - QHacks Best Design Award - UX/UI Designer - Queen's University - https://devpost.com/software/better https://twitter.com/AutocodeHQ/status/960172056959766529 - Kingston, ON - 2018
// Beyond Innovation - Stratford Campus UXPerience Design Camp - University of Waterloo - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gduKB1tD_K9hkNHiIrF0siZfy2Gp2t9mm2g-C3Y7TGk/edit#slide=id.gd9c453428_0_16 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I5U2_mcjrg - Stratford, ON - 2016
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
// 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
// Wave/Particle Duality - Science Friday Reads Stephen Hawking - ello artist invite shortlist - https://ello.co/invites/science-friday-reads-stephen-hawking - https://ello.co/cyberspacevoid/post/7_snejo63x6irjtxgc4pog -  2018
// Keyboard Smash - Art Bound Books - Dunlop Art Gallery and Regina Central Library - Regina SK - 2016
Commissions

// Pokémon: Call to Adventure (Live Action) - Co-production Artist - Blister Cinema - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3vCmSTxQTU&t  - SK, CAN - 2019
// The Bus Stop - digital illustration for Karin Schmidlin @ University of Waterloo Stratford Campus- https://www.instagram.com/p/BgZ_A76l-Jk/ - Waterloo - Stratford, ON - 2017
PHOTO
// 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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