Bio

 

ABOUT

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Raeann Kit-Yee Cheung (張傑儀) is a photographer who leans on a dual heritage to create work that is both personal and universal. Having immigrated almost five decades ago, Raeann has come to accept that she is neither Chinese nor Canadian, but rather an enmeshed entity who embodies an ambiguity and a richness that neither ethnicity can possess alone. It is this duality that informs Raeann’s work, a form that accentuates a common yet subdued theme among many Chinese Canadians. Preferring to work through long slow processes, Raeann finds refuge in her methods that act as an anchor on which she contemplates melded identities to resolve inner complexities. She holds a MA in contemporary photography from Falmouth University (UK) and was awarded Photographer of the Year by the Exposure Photography Festival in 2021 in the Emerging Photographer category. From this festival, she was also awarded a solo exhibition with TREX Southwest, a two-year traveling exhibition sponsored by the Alberta Society of Artists. Raeann currently lives, works, and plays on the traditional territories of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda.

CONTACT

I am open to being contacted for commissioned work, installations, licensing, and collaborations. Please email me with detail information about your project and the best way for me to contact you. Thank you for your interest in my work.