from this place/this child
Artist Statement: Mary Chen
being a child of diaspora defies language & goes beyond visual experience. to grow roots—to feel at home-to be settled in the landscape of another is both tender and terrifying.
Mary Chen is a queer Chinese Canadian artist and writer who has grown up in the cradle of unceded Coast Salish land. She is currently completing a BFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia with a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies. “Love as resistance” is her favourite thing to shout.