Meet Audrey Chan

Originally shared October 12, 2023

We’re excited to share the news that we are creating a comic book with Audrey Chan, who is an 18th Street Arts Center California Creative Corps Fellow.

We are working with Audrey through May 2024 on a much needed intervention, that big corporations have and will keep putting profits over everyday Californians and that AAPI-led grassroots organizations build people power in our multiracial democracy!

About Audrey Chan

Audrey Chan (b. 1982, Chicago, Illinois) is a Los Angeles-based artist, illustrator, and writer. Her research-based projects use drawing, painting, public art, and video to challenge dominant historical narratives through community-based allegories of power, place, and identity. She received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA with Honors from Swarthmore College. Public art commissions include Will Power Allegory at the future LA Metro Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and The Care We Create at the Los Angeles offices of the ACLU of Southern California, where she was the organization’s inaugural artist-in-residence. Chan has been awarded fellowships with the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy at the Japanese American National Museum, California Arts Council, and California Community Foundation. She has been an artist-in-residence with OxyArts’ Encoding Futures Summer Residency (with Monument Lab and the Mellon Foundation), Sam Francis Gallery, and l’école régionale des beaux arts de Nantes. She was recognized as a DCA Cultural Trailblazer by Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs.



AAPIs for Civic Empowerment Education Fund

A statewide network that builds progressive AAPI governing power in CA through campaign organizing, policy advocacy, IVE, and narrative change.