Karen Kar Yen Law
Emerging Artist Residency
Emerging Printmaker Scholarship Residency Recipient
Karen Kar Yen Law (she/her) is a first-generation Cantonese Chinese-Canadian who lives and practices in Tkaronto. Law is a recent graduate from Queen’s University with a BFA (Honours) and BEd. Her practice blends printmaking and painting techniques to produce an artistic approach that is intuitive and reactive. Through the language of multiples, gradients, masking, and mark-making, Law reproduces cultural iconography to imagine and explore her relationship to the Chinese diaspora and to Canadian culture. Law uses her practice to design a lexicon that describes encounters with multiculturalism, assimilation, whiteness, and racism in Canada.