Florence Yee is a bilingual Montreal-based visual artist, currently finishing her BFA at Concordia University, after having completed her DEC in Visual Arts at Dawson College in 2015. After finishing a 4-month residency at the Ottawa School of Art, she has since then been exhibiting her work nationally. She is represented by Studio Sixty-Six in Ottawa, as well as Croyds and Atelier Celadon in Montreal. She draws from her lived experience as a 2.5 generation Asian-Canadian femme to fuel her socially-conscious practice. With an interest in ethnocultural [art] histories, she works within communities to dismantle Eurocentric ideas of art. Heavily involved in academia, she participates in conferences around North America concerning Asian diasporic issues.
Florence Yee's body of work examines the nationalism and pseudo-post-nationalism that Canadians have been espousing to define a collective identity. Through postcolonial, feminist and critical race theories, she dissects the prescribed cis-masculinity and White supremacy that has so far dominated 150+ years of Confederation. Through reproduction and reframing, the artwork aims to subvert the imagery that has seemingly shaped this country's understanding of itself.