Allison Chan (b. 1995, Honolulu) is a transdisciplinary designer, technologist, and artist based in the Bay Area. Her practice spans interaction design, graphic design, photojournalism, coding, art direction, essays, and criticism. Drawing upon a background in anticolonial feminist geography and a sensitivity to craft, her work often explores creative inquiry at the nexus of community, belonging, and resilience. Some of her current interests include speculative fictions around race and diaspora, the role of data in expanding the carceral state, and storytelling as a form of resistance. She is happiest when working together with kind and thoughtful people in pursuit of less harrowing, more liberating horizons.
Google, 2015
Facebook, 2016
NASA, 2017
IDEO, 2017
Palantir, 2017–18
Even, 2019–
Eyedream Residency, supported by BUFU and Eyebeam, 2018
Prototype Web Residency, supported by, 2019–
UW B.Des Show, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, 2017
Patchwerk, Babycastles, New York, 2018
BUFU's Eyedream, Abrons Arts Center, New York, 2018