Updated: June 2023

Leia S. Chang (they/them, b. 1995) is an artist and creative technologist exploring the complexities of identity from their perspective as a second-generation Asian American immigrant. With a strong command over creative fabrication and materiality, Leia integrates digital media into physical forms to build interactive installations that spotlight the connection between memory, identity, and storytelling. Leia's work captures ephemeral moments in both poetic texts and tangible objects made from wood, resin, and other found material.

Leia has shown work at The Blanc Gallery, Gray Area SF, SYZYGY CoOp, and Resistor NYC, recently co-curating an exhibition on Useless Machines with artist/educator Blair Simmons. They organize and facilitate workshops on digital fabrication and creative coding. Leia holds an MPS from NYU TISCH’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (2023), and a BS in Computer Science from California Polytechnic University of San Luis Obispo (2017).

Currently noodling: Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation, Prose Play, half of the things in my Digital Thesis Garden.

  • mid conversation, solo show hosted by Studio 45 - 2023
  • After the Imagination - 2023
  • Guest Speaker Geopositioning Genealogy (prof. Tanika I. Williams)| NYU ITP/IMA - 2023
  • Co-Curator Blanc Gallery | Useless Machines - 2023
  • Graduate Assistant Useless Machines (prof. Blair Simmons)| NYU IMA - 2023
  • Adjacent Issue 10: endoscope - 2023
  • Guest Critic Largescale Kinetic Sculptures (prof. Phil Caridi)| NYU ITP/IMA - 2023
  • Graduate Assistant Digital Fabrication (prof. Phil Caridi)| NYU IMA - 2022
  • SYZYGY SF | Sell Out Art Show - 2022
  • Facilitator Feedback Collective | NYU ITP - 2022-23