Audrey Chan discusses the role of art and storytelling in the fight for social justice during CCAD Visiting Artists & Scholars Series Dec. 2

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Nov 3, 2020

 

Artist Audrey Chan
Photo by Jason Pierre

 

Audrey Chan discusses the role of art and storytelling in the fight for social justice during CCAD Visiting Artists & Scholars Series Dec. 2


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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is pleased to welcome Los Angeles-based artist and educator Audrey Chan to campus virtually 6:30 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Dec. 2, at as part of its Visiting Artists & Scholars Series. Chan will discuss the role of art and storytelling in the fight for social justice during a lecture that is free and open to the public.

Each semester CCAD welcomes guest artists and scholars to teach workshops and seminars, engage in one-on-one mentoring and studio visits with graduate and undergraduate students, and lecture as part of the college’s Visiting Artists & Scholars Series. Chan’s research-based projects use drawing, painting, video, and public art to challenge dominant historical narratives through allegories of power, place, and identity.  

"Now more than ever, asking how artmaking can mobilize and engage the public is essential,” said Dr. Jennifer Schlueter, Dean of Graduate Studies at CCAD. “We are delighted to bring Audrey Chan to our campus community to further those conversations."

A native of Chicago, Chan received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA with Honors from Swarthmore College. She was commissioned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) to create a large-scale public artwork for its Little Tokyo/Arts District Metro Station opening in 2022. She was a Visiting Artist Faculty in the Art program at California Institute of the Arts and the inaugural artist-in-residence at the ACLU of Southern California.

“I am excited to connect with the CCAD community through a discussion about the role of art and storytelling in the urgent and ongoing fight for social justice,” said Chan. “I’ll discuss my experience and work as the ACLU of Southern California’s inaugural artist-in-residence, which focused on the questions: Whose stories are we uplifting? What are our roles in the struggle for a better tomorrow?”

CCAD’s Visiting Artists & Scholars Series is made possible thanks to support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Skestos Endowment Fund for Visiting Artists & Lectures.

The virtual event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 6:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced registration is required. Click here to register to attend. Those unable to attend can view a recording of the discussion on Virtual CCAD after Dec. 10.

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About Columbus College of Art & Design

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest Ωprivate, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 12 BFA programs and a Master of Fine Arts program that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit ccad.edu.