Ella Chay is an interdisciplinary artist based in Victoria, BC. Chay is interested in how sculptural and two-dimensional forms exist in relation to the body and how illusionary expansions of space can distort our understanding of a real space. Her work is often influenced by classic fantasy films, with particular focus on artificiality and the construction of practical film sets and props and how they are used to travel outside of everyday existence.
Alongside her interest in world-building, Chay has also been exploring ways of integrating her own cultural background into her work. She draws parallels between these subjects as ways of making sense of unconventional relationships and further, establishing an impression of belonging while placing objects where they conventionally “do not belong.”