Arts & Culture

Artist in Residence

Bringing art into the Library.

Our three seasonal Artists in Residence are paid community engagement residencies that support artists, collectives, and arts organizations working in Indigenous art and placemaking, children's art and illustration, or the Newcomer experience.

Residents work in a designated space at Central Library and engage with the public at libraries across the city.

Children's Illustrator in Residence

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Meet Sumin Choi

Born and raised in South Korea, Sumin Choi has called Calgary home since 2008. She is a graduate of AUArts with experience in graphic design and mural projects, and has collaborated with a diverse range of clients, from local businesses to international corporations.   

Sumin's vibrant illustrations reflect her personality. She brings a unique perspective to her work and forges a deep bond between her art and its viewers. Through her colourful creations, she hopes to create a captivating and uplifting experience for children, fostering imagination and a love for reading with messages of kindness, joy, and connection. 

Recommended reads from the Children's Illustrator in Residence

What books inspire the artistic practice of Sumin Choi? This list contains titles on artistic processes, emotional journeys and embracing imperfections.

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