PeopleAlumnx (MFA), Class of 2015

Jane Chang Mi

Jane Chang Mi’s practice is informed by her training as an ocean engineer. She considers land politics and postcolonial ecologies through her interdisciplinary and research-based work, exploring the traditions and narratives associated with environment. Mi aims to express our contemporary relationship to nature and each other. Utilizing art, she augments her science and engineering background, to work through these multi-layered and complex subjects; less constrained by linguistic signifiers, enabling communication across cultures and barriers. Permitting contact with a greater community on a global and international scale, where the multi-dimensionality and multi-vocality of human experience can be more fully expressed. She considers our past, present, and future as we journey towards a technologically oriented society. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently at Art House SomoS in Berlin, Germany and Satoshi Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. She has been an Artist in Residence at START House a program run by Art Dubai in Amman, Jordan and an artist and scientist on the Arctic Circle Program departing Spitsbergen. She was a recipient of a University of California Institute for Research in the Arts grant as well as a fellow at the East West Center at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She is currently based out of Los Angeles, where she recently received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.