Chelsea Yang-Smith is a visual artist currently based in Calgary, Alberta. Using digital and analogue photography, she merges emotional intimacy with process through monumental banners depicting the Albertan landscape embedded with ‘sad girl text art’. Her current research investigates the parallels between marginalization, emotional vulnerability, and navigating the socio-political dichotomy of being a passing woman of colour.
Yang-Smith holds a Bachelor of Design in Photography from the Alberta University of the Arts (2016) and is a former Photography Practicum of the Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity (2017). She has participated in several solo and select group exhibitions in Calgary, such as second-sight at Marion Nicoll Gallery, and these objects that I have unearthed from the bottom of my drawer at Arts Commons and POST-WAVE at Stride Gallery. Currently, she works as a freelance photographer, notably shooting for clients such as The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Quickdraw Animation Society, Beltline Neighbourhood Association, and Kino Sum Productions.