Chung-Fan Chang 張宗帆
Department of Art
Jackson State University
Chung-Fan Chang is a visual artist who explores and investigates in painting, works on paper and wall installation to communicate her vision of beauty that reflect issues within the society and daily life experience. Her Kite series of work identifies the visual metaphor of color and its significance in society. The neon color fields in Chang’s abstract landscapes serve as intruders to the surrounding.
These intruders cross-examine how fluorescent and artificial colors affect our vision and how that effect can be a signifier of conflict in society. Chang’s drawing, painting, and wall installations assemble historical concerns, social signifiers and meditative practice all into a singular voice.
Chang have exhibited her work in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Mississippi Museum of Art, and Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, MS. Selected publications including Creative Lofting Atlanta, ArtsCriticATL, Art Nouveau Magazine, Art in Asia, Art Radar Journal, and Boom Jackson Magazine. In 2011, Chang was in the finalist of Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award. She received a grant as 2013-14 Visual Arts Fellow at Mississippi Arts Commission and was the recipient of ThinkTank 7 Emerging Educator Fellowship, Integrative Teaching International in Chicago.
Recently, Chang had an exhibition titled Next Kite, Next Weather at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, and co-curated Horizon Realm: Contemporary Art from Taiwan, an international travel exhibition that was held in both Tenri Cultural Center in New York, NY and Dollye M.E. Robinson Gallery in Jackson, MS. Chang has obtained MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in the U.S., and BFA from Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art at Jackson State University. Chang lives in Jackson, MS and Taipei, Taiwan.