Kassandra Lee was born and grew up in Richmond, BC, a city that is home to the biggest Asian diaspora in North America. From her reflections of her upbringing in the community as a child who loved craft, to an adult discovering the meaning behind it, she finds inspiration in cultural spaces, to which she seeks to express through digital art. She recently graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College, at which she won the 2022 Functional Ceramics award and completed a residency at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Visual Arts at Emily Carr.
Through the incorporation of traditional Chinese motifs and a modern vision, I hope to cross the geographical yet also emotional distances of my upbringing as a Chinese-Canadian woman and artist. As art allows me to have conversations between various notions of my cultural identity, I also want to introduce audiences and sometimes even myself to aspects of Chinese culture, through bright colours and playful designs.