Jackie Chang Bibliographical Information
Jackie Chang (American, b. 1963, Taiwan) is a noted public artist. Over the last ten years, Chang has completed a number of public art projects for a variety of institutions including the Museum of the Chinese in the Americas (New York, NY), the Neuberger Museum (Purchase, NY), the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (Palm Beach, FL), the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana, IL) & most recently the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Her temporary public installations are focused on addressing contemporary issues & concerns. Chang's 1995 project, Awnings involved the installation of six awnings on two blocks of a busy neighborhood commercial area, offering humorous insight into the use of graphic images & text in public space & how they inadvertently impose certain social values on us. Global Village/Corporate Nations (2000) a large colorful advertisement sign, combining silhouette of consumer product with e-commerce text & the Chinese character for "gold," was created to inspire viewer to reflect on the relationship between today's global economy & national identity installed on a busy corner in NYC Chinatown. Her 2001 project Think Global/PEACE (2001) taking the form of an advertising campaign using solar-powered backlit sign was installed throughout New York City.
Chang's public art commissions include six large-scale mosaic murals for a subway station in Brooklyn, NY, entitled Signs of Life (2000) commissioned by the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority & In Other Words (2003), a collection of three large-scale wall installations commissioned by the New York City Department Of Education for a new elementary school for the Arts, PS 268Q.
She is currently working on a glass panel mural project commissioned by the Minneapolis Public Library for the City's New Central Library designed by architect Caesar Pelli slated for completion in January 2006, & is also working on placing her most recent project, Empire, a series of lenticular images of Empires past & present, in public places.
Chang is a graduate of the University of California, Davis (B.S. Environmental Design, 1986) & the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (M.F.A., 1989).
163 Gr& Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
1989 MFA, School of the Art Institute
of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2004 Minneapolis Public Library, Minneapolis, MN
2003 New York City Board of Education New York, NY
2000 Metropolitan Transit Authority New York, NY
2001 Puffin Foundation Teaneck, NJ
1996 Public Art Fund New York, NY
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS
2004 Brooklyn Museum of Art Brooklyn, NYPublic Installation
of Think Global/PEACE
2001 Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art Palm Beach, FL
2001 University of Illinois I-space Gallery Chicago, IL
2000 Museum of the Chinese in the Americas New York, NY
1999 Neuberger Museum Purchase, NY
1997 CEPA Gallery Buffalo, NY
1996 MetroTech Plaza Brooklyn, NY
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