Senior Spotlight: Monica Chang

Posted on May 9, 2022

Monica Chang

Briefly describe your artistic practice.
My head is constantly running through images of people that have taken a part of or are still existent in my life and I generate real or made-up narratives around them. I tend to give these figures large heads and place them in magical landscapes… I still don’t know what that’s about exactly but I know I would like to keep it that way. I mainly draw/paint but I also have fun dabbling in different media like time-based works, photography, and sculpture.

What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on an animation which manifested from a storyboarding class I took this semester. It follows a compilation of memories splayed out through time and sound and videos of times I felt like a kid.

How has your artistic practice changed since you came to CMU?
I feel less obligated to make something just for the sake of making something “nice to look at”. I have only been encouraged to try new things in various mediums and find connections from them to my comfort mediums–drawing and painting. Even if the experiments turned out to be absolute garbage, I never left with any experience I truly regretted.

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