Catherine Chan is a Toronto-based illustrator with a previous life in project management and technology. She has recently completed the Illustration undergraduate program at OCADU and eager to put her mark out in the world. Her work explores her relationships as an immigrant, a mother, and a lifelong learner, and acts as both self-exploration and self-declaration. She is excited about telling unique stories through her illustrations.

When she is not busy making images, you will find her spending time with her family, hosting her Airbnb, or making pizzas. Her favourite pizza topping combination is bacon, pineapple, and pickled jalapeno. Ever since the pandemic, she has been nurturing her own sourdough starter. 


Ontario College of Art and Design University, BDes - Illustration, graduation with distinction

University of Toronto, BSc - Computer Science & Economics


2022, American Illustration 41 CHOSEN Online Winner

2021, American Illustration 40 CHOSEN Online Winner

2021, Student: Illustration Runner Up, Creative Quarterly Journal 63

2020, Student: Illustration Runner Up, Creative Quarterly Journal 62

2019, David Hall-Humpherson Memorial Scholarship

Shows & Projects

2022, OCADU GradeEx 107, Toronto, ON

2022, Major Works: OCADU Illustrative Painting Exhibition at Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON

2022, AGO Portraits of Resilience, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

2021, Culture’s Compass 2021 -Navigating the Waves of Change, Humber College, Toronto, ON

2021, Looking Out While Looking In, Exhibition of Collaborative Project (COIL) course between OCAD U and SUNY Geneseo students

2021, Yue Moon: Animated Light with Winnie TruongToronto Chinatown

2020, OCADU Collaboration Mural Project 2020

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