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Patty


Chang

Patty Chang
Multidisciplinary Artist
Altadena, CA
2020 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Patty Chang is an artist working in performance, video, writing, and installation. Chang’s work has a capacity to explore complex subjects nearly simultaneously, as does life. Born in 1972 in San Leandro, California, she received her BA from the University of California, San Diego, in 1994. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; Basis voor actuele Kunst (BAK), Utrecht, the Netherlands; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Fri Art Centre d’Art de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, England; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the M+ Museum, Hong Kong; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Her work received a 2003 award from the Rockefeller Foundation and a 2012 Creative Capital award. In 2008, she was a finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize and a Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin. In 2014, Chang was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow. Her acclaimed exhibition Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake 2009-2017 was on view at the Queens Museum in New York in 2017 and traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 2019. Chang lives and works in Los Angeles.

Portrait photo by David Kelley.

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  • Artwork by Patty Chang
    Letdown, 2017. Inkjet print on custom plywood panels, dimensions variable, Queens Museum, New York. Photo by Hai Zhang.
  • Artwork by Patty Chang
    Invocation For A Wandering Lake Part I & Il, 2016. Projection on cardboard bifold panels, dimensions variable, Queens Museum, New York. Photo by Hai Zhang.
  • Artwork by Patty Chang
    Invocation For A Wandering Lake Part I, 2016. Projection on cardboard bifold panels, dimensions variable, Queens Museum, New York. Photo by Hai Zhang.
  • Artwork by Patty Chang
    Glass Urinary Devices, 2017. Installation view, dimensions variable, Queens Museum, New York. Photo by Hai Zhang.
  • Artwork by Patty Chang
    Glass Urinary Devices (detail), 2017. Hand blown glass by Amy Lemaire at UrbanGlass, dimensions 14 × 3 inches. Photo by Hai Zhang.
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