Makoto Chi (he/they) is a mixed-race, Japanese/Jewish settler born in Tkaronto in 1989. They moved to the west, with their family, in early childhood to unceded territories of the Coast Salish Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh peoples, also known as vancouver, canada, where they grew up. They have worn many hats and shed many skins, art-making being a constant through-line through many personal transformations. He graduated from Emily Carr University in 2015 with a degree in illustration, pursuing a career in tattooing and visual arts. They currently live in so-called western massachusetts, laying low, learning how to integrate art making into praxis that rallies against the colonial state, is in protection of the land, and land and water protectors and upholds pleasure.
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