Lucie Chan -- Living Room for the Lost

January 19, 2013 to February 9, 2013

Artist Biography

The Guyanese-born Canadian artist Lucie Chan teaches at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She holds a BFA with distinction from ACAD University and a MFA from NSCAD University with a specialization in drawing. She has shown nationally in various group and solo exhibitions as well as been artist–in-resident in places such as the Banff Center for the Arts in Banff, Alberta; Museum London in London, Ontario; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and the Foreman Art Gallery in Sherbrooke, Quebec. She has been the recipient of numerous provincial and national grants as well as been long-listed twice for the Sobey Art Award (2005, 2010).

Her drawing-based installation and animation practice focuses on such themes as cultural confusion, the transient nature of human connections, and shape-shifting identity. In her art practice, she often works one on one with various members of the public to create a diverse range of works inspired by their stories. Currently, her process informs her practice through the interviews she conducts with immigrant taxi drivers in Vancouver about their personal histories, revealing narratives that touch on their socioeconomic status and class issues, their need for a sense of belonging, and their individual contributions towards defining Canadian society. She recently completed a month long residency at ARTerra in Labão da Beira, a small village in Portugal where she worked with local school children and residents making collaborative drawings.

Exhibition Images
Line Gallery

Interview with Lucie Chan