Catherine Chan is a Toronto-based illustrator with a previous life in project management and technology. She is currently a student at OCADU in her final year of studies cultivating her creative side.

Her work explores her relationships as an immigrant, a mother, and a lifelong learner, and acts as both self-exploration and self-declaration.

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 - 4th Year

University of Toronto, BSc - Computer Science & Economics


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

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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