Image of the artist sitting at a desk holding a fabric pen above a black shirt.

Christie Shen is a Chinese-Canadian artist considering the tensions of and between intimacy, grief, and nostalgia. She is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo and is currently based in the Waterloo region. 


Her practice presents themes of family and culture, memory, and preservation.  Her recent work considers the expressions of meaning and symbolism present in written language through its structure and translation. In the exploration of familial and intimate bonds based on sentimentality, she attempts to understand the ways in which nostalgia can colour who we are to each other and how we remember.