Jane Chang Mi Bio


Jane Chang Mi creates art that breaks through the constructs of our societal conditioning.  Specifically, she considers the intersections and boundaries between her Asian heritage and American identity. Her work explores the tensions between culturally specific symbols and those that are generic and part of our popular culture. 

Trained as an ocean engineering, and now a full-time artist, she seeks to openly engage the world.  Travel and cross-cultural engagement are crucial in the creation of her artwork.  She seeks to capture and express an experience of humanistic recognition while honoring aesthetic tradition rooted in different cultures. 

She has participated in numerous groups exhibitions and shows most recently at Satoshi Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; South Asian Visual Arts Center in Toronto, Canada; Arts at Marks Garage in Honolulu, Hawaii; and MASS MocA, North Adams, Massachusetts.  She has also completed a number of international residencies, including at the START House through Art Dubai in Amman, Jordan, in the Arctic Circle aboard the Noorderlicht, and most recently in Genk, Belgium at C-mine/WARP artist village.  Jane divides her time between Los Angeles and the Asian Pacific. 

She is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in the Design Media Arts department at the University of California, Los Angeles.