Cyril Chen is an interdisciplinary artist and writer, working with animation, illustration, comics, design, sculpture, projection, and installation. Their research-creation practice aims to be multimodal, decolonial, intersectional, and trauma-informed. They are based in the Treaty 3 (Hamilton ON) and Treaty 4 (Regina SK) Territories of so-called Canada.
Cyril is a Master of Arts Candidate in the Communication Studies and New Media department at McMaster
University. They recently graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Animation program at Sheridan College Institute
of Technology and Advanced Learning, and previously studied at NSCAD University, where they obtained open
credits from the University of Regina, Dalhousie University and the University of Waterloo. Their Creation Research
Project, Transing the Narrative: Positing/Digesting Grief into Dialogic+Equitable Frameworks is focused on
exploring how to create a graphic novel an interactive gameplay piece which encourages more understanding and
acceptance of gender-diverse identities. Dr. Paula Gardner is their core supervisor.