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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).


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1989 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1986 BS, Environmental Design, University of California Davis, CA


2004 Minneapolis Public Library, Minneapolis, MN
WANT NOT. Glass mural for New Central Library. Completion date: Jan. 2006.

2003 New York City Board of Education New York, NY
In Other Words. 3 mosaic murals for Public School 268.

2000 Metropolitan Transit Authority New York, NY
Signs of LifeSix mosaic murals for a subway transfer station, the Metropolitan/Lorimer station, Brooklyn, NY.


2001 Puffin Foundation Teaneck, NJ
Individual Artist Grant

1996 Public Art Fund New York, NY
In the Public Realm Grant


2004 Brooklyn Museum of Art Brooklyn, NYPublic Installation of Think Global/PEACE
Group Exhibition. A public art project taking the form of an advertising campaign using solar-powered backlit sign installed around New York City.

2001 Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art Palm Beach, FL
Public Installation, BROOKLYN! ExhibitionGroup Exhibition. Installation of BOHEMIA, advertisement banner looking at the relationship between patronage, cultural deviance, & real estate in defining "bohemia."

2001 University of Illinois I-space Gallery Chicago, IL
Public Installation, REMIX Exhibition Group Exhibition. Installation of Coding/Decoding, Two colorful advertisement banners looking at the use of DNA & computer binary structures by commercial industry in coding & decoding the world for profit.

2000 Museum of the Chinese in the Americas New York, NY
Public InstallationPublic Art Project. Installation of Global Village/Corporate Nations, a large colorful advertisement sign combining silhouette of consumer product with e-commerce text & the Chinese character for "gold."

1999 Neuberger Museum Purchase, NY
Pubic Art BiennialGroup Exhibition. Installation of Paradise Mall, a collection of five awnings combining titles of literary utopias with establishments commonly found in shopping malls.

1997 CEPA Gallery Buffalo, NY
Re/Locating AsiaGroup Exhibition. Installation of an advertising banner with "Free Trade, Free Fall, Freedo(o)m." in large letters with a "j.chang made in the u.s.a." logo at the bottom.

1996 MetroTech Plaza Brooklyn, NY
Serving Brooklyn Inc.Group Exhibition. Installation of a collection of four awnings depicting the colorful urban poetry created by the cultural diversity represented in small business in Brooklyn.


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