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 work examines the dysphoria around her cultural identity and self-identity. The figurative paintings surround the vulnerable and complex issues of self-image, exotification, and belonging. Using dreams, relics, and references in history and literature, her paintings seek to question memory to understand generational trauma. She confronts the unreliable narrator and challenges figuration in a Western world by representing her body.