Mae Chan

Mae Chan makes sculptural objects using a mixed-media fusion of textile and craft artisanal traditions. Referencing the dynamic human form, her work exists to communicate the subtle emotional shifts that occur in the individual experience of intimacy, boundary, and judgment. It is often inspired by real stories of human touch, and the narratives that exist beyond that single moment. Chan’s choice of materials and artisanal techniques poetically depict the breath, temperature, and weight experienced through the intimate gestures of wrapping and touching. Laboured hand making techniques - felting, tufting, dyeing, casting and moulding - also act as a metaphor for our recollections of touch, and during a period when touch has encountered a new taboo.

Mae Chan graduated from the Royal College of Art (MA Textiles Mixed Media, 2021). Chan was a finalist nominee for 2021 The New Craftsmen Award at Cockpit Arts. Her Hugging Portraits: Intimacy / Boundary was exhibited in The Fitzrovia Gallery in London (2021).

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