Kristy M Chan


Rooted in observation, Chan’s artistic practice brings together narratives of migration and displacement alongside a consciously absurdist and satirical temperament. Her densely built-up works often depart from her experience navigating her relationship with ‘finding home’ when moving between, and originating from, differing cultural geographies. Chan’s oil and oil stick paintings — often incorporating a distinctively kaleidoscopic and vibrant palette of jewelled tones — synthesise together dissonant, adventitious and sometimes surreal junctures she experiences, while simultaneously conjuring the dizzying cadence of contemporary life.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Made to desire its own repression, 2023 | Oil and pigment on linen