Chris Jia Wen Carrière

Chris Jia Wen Carrière

  • Visual Art

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. In-between community and alienation.   

Currently, Chris Jia Wen Carrière is working as a painting instructor, a freelance 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. 


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