ARTIST AT A GLANCE
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Yen Linh Thai is a multidisciplinary artist, muralist and illustrator based in Mississauga. Her work explores the whimsical and is largely inspired by stories and storytelling. She strives to make art that exists between two and three dimensions.
Thai’s work is primarily drawing-based: paper cuts, light installations, photo-drawing collages, and most recently mural art. She creates artworks that attempt to push the boundaries of what a traditional drawing can be. Sometimes that means collaging the real with the imagined by integrating photographs into drawings or illustrations. Thai has layered flat papercuts to create dimension and projected through drawings to create an immersive experience. Shadow puppetry, animation, folk tales, and tales her parents tell her are all things she has drawn inspiration from. A lot of her process is about finding ways to share stories and experiences she has either learned or encountered with the viewer.