Updated: Dec 2023

Leia S. Chang (they/them, b. 1995) is an artist, creative technologist, and educator 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 is a 2023 incubator member at the Gray Area and has shown work at The Blanc Gallery, Gray Area SF, SYZYGY CoOp, and Resistor NYC, has co-curated 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: zines as a medium, Anna Lin's 100 days of websites, All About Love by Bell Hooks, Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation, Prose Play.