Residency Dates
  • March 2014 – May 2014
  • January 2017 – January 2017
  • April 2019 – April 2019
  • October 2022 – October 2022

Christy Chan is a Virginia-born, San Francisco Bay Area-based artist who uses video, installation, performance, and social practice to question the everyday power structures that uphold white supremacy in the United States. She is a 2022 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in Fine Art and the founder of Dear America, a guerilla public art project that projects the artworks of Asian-American artists onto high-rise buildings in urban areas, in response to an epidemic of anti-Asian violence. Chan’s work has been exhibited at YBCA and Mills College Art Museum in California, Wassaic Project, New York State Council of the Arts, Film Independent in Los Angeles, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, and on NPR, among others. She has been awarded residencies and support from Montalvo Arts Center, California Arts Council, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley Film Foundation, SFFILM, and other institutions. Her public art project, Fainting Couch, will be travelling the United States in 2023.