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Interconnected Artist Spotlight: Chhaya Naran

Artist Statement

My art is primarily about having fun. I enjoy using bright colours and juicy textures. I am interested in conveying a feeling, in making visual poetry. Most of my work involves slow, repetitious, and meticulous labour— animation, knitting, quilting. These actions bring me to a state of meditative concentration, which I also enjoy.

Much of my current work is done collaboratively, as I am in a collective called Flavourcel. Being in Flavourcel is a very rewarding experience as it allows me and my art to grow in unexpected ways. I get to support my friends and our collective art as we create it together.

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Made in collaboration with their animation collective, Flavourcel

Check out the animation done by Chhaya Naran in ‘The truth about the race card’: Vivek Shraya asks the hard questions through poetry:


Chhaya Naran [they/them] is an artist who lives and works on unceded Coast Salish territory. Their practice includes animation, zines, and fiber art. They are a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, with a Bachelor of Media Arts. Their work is influenced by their love of food and fantasy, as well as their experience as a brown, queer, trans person. Chhaya is a founding member of the animation collective, Flavourcel.

You can see more of their work on their website