Frank Changbio

Frank Chang's work explores the boundaries between reality and construction, history and fantasy. Using sculptures, drawings, text, performance, and photos, he presents a way of looking in which meaning is fluid, and contradiction and multiplicity are devices for understanding. Recent work has explored the relationships between landscape, property, and resources in American history and its influence on ideology and politics today. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including at the Black Family Visual Art Center (Hanover, NH), High Desert Test Sites (Wonder Valley, CA), the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Torrance Art Museum, Glendale College Art Gallery, Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions, LA Design Center, Armory Northwest (Los Angeles), and FAB Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA). He received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and BA from Dartmouth College.

Frank is based in Binghamton, NY. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at Binghamton University.


Frank Chang

Born in New York 1979
Lives and works in Binghamton, NY

forFrank@gmail.com
http://frankchang.net


Education
2005
  • MFA, Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2001
  • BA, Studio Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Solo Exhibitions
2008
  • Amazon River Transplant, Sea & Space Explorations, Los Angeles
  • Mountaintop Reconstruction, UCLA D|MA Gallery, Los Angeles
2005
  • Out of the Dust, Lime Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2004
  • First Year Works, Gallery A402, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Group Exhibitions
2017
  • STREAM: Chapter 4, South Windham, VT
  • Small Things, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles
  • Faculty Exhibition, Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
2015
  • Dartmouth Alumni in the Arts Biennial Exhibition, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2014
  • Affinities, Binghamton University Art Museum, Binghamton, NY
  • Spectacular Subdivision, High Desert Test Sites in conjunction with Monte Vista Projects, Wonder Valley, CA
2011
  • Collective Show: LA, 995 N. Hill St., Los Angeles
  • Black Is the Color of True, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980, in conjunction with Co/Lab, Art Platform–Los Angeles
2010
  • Home & Garden at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles
  • An American Historical Fantasy, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, CA
  • 12 GAUGE, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2009
  • Home & Garden, ViralNet.net (online)
  • Let the Trees Decide, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
  • Sustainability, Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions, Los Angeles
2007
  • The Pyramid Show, Monte Vista, Los Angeles (co-curator)
2006
  • The Newsstand Project, various locations in Los Angeles (curated by Dan Bayles)
2005
  • Supersonic: L.A. Design Center, L.A. Design Center, Los Angeles
  • Shipping & Receiving, The Armory Northwest/965, Pasadena, CA
  • Sweet Substitute, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
2004
  • Middle Residency, Mint Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2001
  • Senior Majors Exhibition, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Performances & Lectures
2013
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Department, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
  • Oil Bunkering: An Inventory of Actions, performance during residency at the Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
2010
  • Psychic Juice Bar, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA
2009
  • Amazon–Mojave Collaborative Site Investigation (CSI), invited lecture at the Center for Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2008
  • Juice Barter at Sea & Space Resort, Sea & Space Explorations, Los Angeles

Bibliography
2012
  • Frank Chang, “A Visual History of the Word Patriot.” MATERIAL Issue 3 (author)
2010
  • “Monte Vista.” Ronni Kimm & Jesse Aron Green, eds., Dispatches and Directions: On Artist-Run Organizations in Los Angeles. Los Angeles: ART2102 (contributor)

Professional & Academic Experience
2015–present
  • Lecturer, Department of Art and Design, Binghamton University
2012–2014
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Art and Design, Binghamton University
2007–2011
  • Supervisor, Fabrication and Electronics Lab, Design|Media Arts Department, UCLA
  • Co-director, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles
2005–06
  • Preparator/Fabricator, Interactives Department, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Metal Fabrication practicum, California Institute of the Arts
2004–2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Sculpture, California State Summer School for the Arts/Innerspark
  • Teaching Assistant, Expansive Fields course, California Institute of the Arts

Awards & Residencies
2014
  • NYS/UUP Individual Development Award
2013
  • Artist in Residence, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
2005
  • California Institute of the Arts Scholarship
2004
  • Ahmanson Foundation Grant
2001
  • Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Award
  • Paul K. Richter and Evalyn E. Cook Richter Memorial Fund
  • Dartmouth College Class of 1960 Purchase Award

Press
2015
  • Elizabeth Michelman, “Finding the Art in Dartmouth.” Artscope Magazine March/April 2015
2011
  • Geoff Tuck, “Monte Vista Projects at Co/Lab: Black Is the Color of True” NotesonLooking.com (online)
2008
  • Diana McClure, “Public Art: Monte Vista.” CultureServe.net (online)
  • “Continuing and Recommended Exhibitions.” ArtScene (online)
2007
  • Joanna Szupinska, “The Other LA Art Scene: Part I.” Flash Art (online)