Chrystal Chan was born in 1984 and raised in the Bay Area, California. Being fascinated by the spiritual world since the age of seventeen, most of her works present subjects in metaphorical situations that are derived from visions, supernatural experiences, and beings. Other works are reflective of feelings and situations placed in the everyday life. Each piece states facts of the physical or the supernatural.
Chrystal has shown in numerous galleries and publications as well as composed music for a Sundance nominated short film. Notable galleries include CoproGallery, Fine Grime Gallery, and Last Rites Gallery. She has also been awarded "Best Adult Book Cover" from The Art Order (Jan 2013) and is an official selection of Spectrum 20.
(Note: If you're interested in purchasing a piece that does not have "Sold" next to the title, but it is not found in the store, feel free to email me! It may be in a gallery.)
Safehouse Atelier, San Francisco, CA
Long-Pose Figure Painting, 2011
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
B.F.A. degree in Animation/Illustration, 5/09
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Pre-College summer program, 2000 & 2002
DeNA, San Francisco, CA
Contract Artist, 2013
Worked on Fantasy Illustration for "Hellfire". Worked on art and character expressions for "Comm".
Loot Drop, San Mateo, CA
Senior Concept Artist, 2011-2012
Worked with a team to help define the visual style for two unannounced titles from pre-vis to production. Also worked on characters for "Ghost Recon Commander".
Loot Drop, San Mateo, CA
Freelance Concept Artist, 2011
Did Pre-vis work, created characters, props, and animals for upcoming title, "Cloudforest Expedition".
Idle Games, San Francisco, CA
Concept Artist, 2009-2011
Defined the visual style of "Idle Worship" from the initial pre-vis stage through production. Created key pieces that set the direction for all the environment, creatures, props and icons.
House of Chai, San José, CA
Life on a Limb
Color Script and Color Key, 6/08-7/08
Several Screenings: Cinequest, Kalamazoo Animation Festival: Won 1st place Independent Films Category in ASIFA
Thunderbean Animation, San José, CA
Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot
Line and Color Processing, and Music Composer, 6/05-7/05
Several screenings: Sundance Festival, Annecy, Cinequest, Annie Awards, and Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival. Won Funniest Film Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Best Short Film award from Cinequest Film Festival.