Anko Avril Chang


2021. (EGD) Master of Fine Arts. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2016. Bachelor of Arts. University of California, Los Angeles

2013. International Baccalaureate Diploma. Kaohsiung American School


2018. Art Educator / Gallery Attendant, Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2018. Child Art Education Volunteer, Annual Back to School Event by Foothill Unity Center, Arcadia, CA

2018. Lecturer, Make Your Statement, Workshop, Monrovia, CA

2018. Curator, 2017 MAFA Juried Art Show, Monrovia Historical Museum, Monrovia, CA

2016 – Present. Social Media Marketing Chair, Monrovia Association of Fine Arts, Monrovia, CA

2016. Teaching Artist. University High School, Los Angeles, California

2015 – present. Private Art Tutor. Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, California


2018. Solo Show: Second Nature, Pari Passu Gallery, Monrovia, CA

2018. Liang An Yi Jia Qing, National Pingtung University, Taiwan 

2017. Exhibit: A, Pasadena City College V-Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2017. 54th Annual Celebrate the Arts Show, Monrovia, CA

2016. 53rd Annual Celebrate the Arts Show, Monrovia Library. Monrovia, California

2016. Senior Discount, UCLA New Wight Gallery. Los Angeles, California

2016. Kiln'in It, UCLA Broad Art Center.. Los Angeles, California

2016. Hysterics by FFF, UCLA Sculpture White Room. Los Angeles, California

2012. Cathay Art Exhibition. Taichung, Taiwan

2009. National Art Exhibition of the Republic of China. Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2009. Throb & Thrill of the Ocean. Kaohsiung City Government Marine Bureau, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Honors & Awards

2017. Award of Excellence, Taiwan National Exhibition Committee of the Arts by Taiwan Research Institute of Arts

2016. Award of Excellence, Tainan Jewelry Academic Research Association Design Competition

2016. Member, Monrovia Fine Art Association

2016. Member, FFF UCLA

2014. Ultra Light Clay Sculpting Certificate for Teaching by Hali Clay Academy

2013, 2014, 2016. Dean's List, UCLA

2012. Most Popular Painting, Cathay Art Exhibition

2009. Special Guest, Throb & Thrill of the Ocean

2009. Recipient, Pentel Award

2008 – 2013. Vice President, National Honor Society


Painting. Woodworking. Ceramics. Illustration. Photography. Watercolor. Jewelry design. Metal fabrication. 

Microsoft Office. Adobe Photoshop. Final Cut Pro. 

Basic HTML.


English. Mandarin Chinese. Taiwanese. Spanish. Japanese.


About Anko

About Anko

A diverse background between East and West, new and old gave me at first a yearning for self discovery, and then a purpose for social activism. I see my artworks as “inanimate” experiences of social/political advocacy discussing themes of belief. Advancements of technologies have made many traditional art media anachronistic in this era; I am a painter in a time where visual creation may soon be outdated. Under this threat, I am strongly influenced by the evolution of society and the casualties of obsolescence.

Seeing bleeding edge concepts daily, I feel displaced in time. I am a futurist with antique toolsets. I see art and fine design disrupted from being sovereign entities viewed or awed upon. In fact, I believe in a continuum with rapid technological advancements, the media that will go beyond the painter’s craft is nonetheless, technology. With social media and technological evolution, the world will quickly becoming a four dimensional experience.


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