Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist
I am a contemporary visual artist based in Vancouver, BC, the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. I identify as a queer Taiwanese Canadian with indigenous roots from the Plains First Nation People of Taiwan. My current art practice is printmaking on paper with water-based ink extracted from plant and insect ingredients. I have expanded my process to paper-making with unconventional plant fibres.
Juan, Edward Fu-Chen
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
My art making processes were developed through cultivation of an ongoing cultural exchange with artists I previously collaborated with in Vancouver and abroad. The knowledge of plant pigment extraction and paper-making was shared with me to merge with my printmaking practice. It aligns with my passion as a conservation-concerned citizen and advocate for shared traditional craftsmanship. Each piece in this series was silkscreen printed with inks extracted from indigenous plants of the depicted landscapes. I have foraged each plant ingredient through consultations with regional botanists and first nation cultural workers. Each plant has a historic significance to the local people and its environment. Through this artistic journey, I have been looking into my native roots and continue seeking ways to apply this into all areas of my work.