Holly Chang is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto/Tkaronto. Chang makes use of a variety of artistic mediums including textiles, photography, ceramics, and natural dyeing.   Her practice is rooted in intersectionality where she often explores her mixed-race —Jamaican-Chinese and white Canadian—and queer identity. Her overall artistic work explores the themes of her second-generation identityShe has recently exhibited her work in her first solo show with Gallery 44 in April 2022 and participated in the Banff Artist in Residence program in Spring 2022. Holly was the recipient for the Middlebrook Prize for curation in 2023, a prize which aims to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada. She has a forthcoming group exhibition with the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in 2025. 

She currently works as a freelance artist and takes commissions. 


  • TMU/ York University, Communication and Culture MA (2020-2021) 
  • Toronto Metropolitan University, Creative Industries, BA (2014-2018) 
  • École de Français, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (2018)
  • KEA-Københavns Erhvervsakademi, Digital Concept Development (2017)

Artist Residencies

  • Artist Administration Residency (AAR) (2024)
  • Mothership, New York City (2023)
  • Washi+ Paper Making Residency, Kochi Japan (2022)
  • Banff Artist Residency (2022)
  • Gallery44 Member in Residence (2020-2021)
  • NES Artist Residency, Iceland (2019)
  • Palazzo Monti Residency, Italy (2018)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • Gallery44, 'How to Build a Memory Palace' (2022)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Group Exhibition (Forthcoming) 
  • Xpace Cultural Centre, 'Mending the Craft' (2023)
  • Gallery44, 'Proof 29' (2023)
  • Art Pop Montreal, Project Casa, 'At a Distance - From Within' (2022)
  • The Plumb Annual Fundraiser (2021)
  • Gallery TPW's Annual Photorama (2021)
  • CONTACT Photography Festival, Group Show, Varley Gallery (Summer 2021) 
  • Gallery44, ‘When one is far and Gone’ Selected Exhibition (2020)
  • Gallery TPW Photorama (Dec 2019)
  • Humble Arts Foundation, 100% Fun Exhibition (Aug 2019)
  • Partial Gallery, Toronto Outdoor Art Festival (July 2019) 
  • Gallery44, 365 Exhibition (July 2019)
  • Black Cat, Salon of Inclusiveness (Dec 2018)
  • The Continuist, 'Playtime' Show (April 2018)
  • Creative Industries Showcase (March 2018)
  • Canzine, Broken Pencil, Toronto (Oct 2017)
  • Bread and Butter, Ryerson Artspace, Toronto (Nov 2016/17/18/19)


  • CAC Research and Create Grant (2024)
  • TAC Visual Arts Creation (2024)
  • OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant (2024)
  • OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant (2023)
  • CAC Explore and Create Grant, Professional Development for Artists (2022)
  • CAC Explore and Create Grant, Research and Creation (2022)
  • OAC Career Catalyst Grant (2022)
  • CAC Research and Create Grant (2022)
  • OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant (2021)
  • Superframe $2000 Grant (Jan 2020)
  • Toronto Arts Council’s Animating Historic Sites program (June 2019) 


  • Middlebrook Prize for Curation (2023)

Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

I would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario for their support. 

I acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Contact me at hollymcclaychang@gmail.com

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