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Christie Jia Wen Carrière (she/her), who also goes by Chris, is a painter, illustrator, rug-maker and artistically curious individual. Chris is intrigued by, and aims to explore through her work, the nuances of the in-between. In-between her own ethnic identities; in-between culture and familial nostalgia; community and alienation.  

Currently, she is working as a painting instructor, a free-lance illustrator, as well as the Co-Creative Director at Tea Base, a grassroots community arts space located in Chinatown. In this role, Chris has collaborated with MOCA, Myseum, the AGO, The Gladstone Hotel, Mayworks, and others. She obtained her BFA in Drawing & Painting with an Art History minor from OCAD University.

Since March 2020, Chris has been living and working out of the 4 walls of her bedroom, which can be found somewhere in Tkaronto/Toronto.

Current Exhibitions

little did i know | Trinity Square Video | 26February – 27 March 2021


OCAD University, Toronto BFA: Drawing and Painting, 2016-2020.

The New School, Parsons School of Design, New York Summer Intensive courses in Figure Drawing and Painting, 2015 & 2017.

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