Born in 1993, Carina Chang is a first-generation Chinese American painter based in New York. Her parents immigrated from Hong Kong and the Dominican Republic, and she was raised between the USA and Hong Kong.
Her autobiographical figurative paintings examine the dysphoria around the constructs of identity, culture, sexuality, and belonging. By observing her space and surroundings, she questions memory to understand generational trauma and work towards vulnerability.
Using observations, experiences, relics, and references in history and literature, her paintings seek to confront the unreliable narrator and rewrite her own narrative.