About
Residency Dates
  • Mar 1st 2014 to May 31st 2014
  • Jan 27th 2017 to Jan 28th 2017
  • Apr 1st 2019 to Apr 28th 2019
  • Oct 18th 2022 to Oct 30th 2022
Region
USA

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.