Saydee Chandler is a multidisciplinary maker living and working in Toronto. She obtained her BDes from the Material Art & Design program at OCAD University, where she specialized in textile design and sculpture. She is also a recent graduate of George Brown College, having graduated from the Jewellery Arts Program where she studied goldsmithing.
Her practice focuses on the sentimentality of human refuse and its ability to act as a visual indicator, helping to define an individual’s place situated somewhere in the balance between the natural and man-made world. Through the incorporation and utilization of a wide range of materials (found objects, textiles, plastics, metal and organic matter) she aims to create a palpable narrative shared between material and process.
Her work has been featured in shows and exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
Saydee was accepted as an Artist-in-Residence (Metal) at Harbourfront Centre in 2021.