Monterey Now: Warren Chang

Monterey Now: Warren Chang


Monterey Now: Warren Chang is an exhibit catalog produced by Flesk Publications, the Monterey Museum of Art and the Winfield Gallery to coincide with Warren Chang's show held at the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada running from October 23, 2014 to April 6, 2015. Over a dozen paintings are on display, including a series of preliminary studies and drawings.

This catalog reproduces the works represented. Each work of art has been carefully photographed and color corrected to meet Chang's high standards. An Essay and interview by Charlotte Eyerman (Executive Director, Monterey Museum of Art), essay by Karen Crews Hendon (Chief Curator, Monterey Museum of Art), as well as an "In the Studio" essay written by John Fleskes (Flesk Publications publisher) highlighted with a process section showing Chang's latest painting "Checkers at Custom House Plaza." A series of new photographs of Warren Chang in his studio is also included.

Warren Chang is nationally recognized for his realist paintings of biographical interiors and local fieldworkers of the Monterey County area. Chang creates subtle narratives that celebrate the human spirit. A native of Monterey, his work is also inspired by the novels of John Steinbeck and the magnetic beauty of the region.

About Warren Chang

Warren Chang was born in Monterey, California, in 1957 and graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1981. After 20 years as an award-winning illustrator, he embarked on a career in fine art in 2000. He has been honored as a Signature Artist member of the California Art Club and a Master Signature member of the Oil Painters of America.

Chang's work has been recognized nationally and been profiled in many art publications, including the covers of American Artist and International Artist magazines, accompanying a series of eight articles on instructional painting that he authored. He has been an instructor of drawing and painting for fourteen years, including three years at the Pratt Institute in New York City and currently at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and he conducts painting workshops nationally.

All of Chang's paintings represent a personal truth through his reflections of real life. Technique is subordinate to his ideas, as he channels an honest expression from within. This allows him to paint sincerely. A unique form of thinking prevails in his works, and each new painting represents a new discovery of himself.

His awards include "Best of Show" at the Salon International in 2003 in San Antonio, Texas; the Southwest Art Award of Excellence in 2008 and the Fine Art Connoisseur award for painting in 2009, both at the California Art Club's Gold Medal Exhibition, held at the Pasadena Museum of California Art; and first place in RayMar Art's Fine Art Competition in 2010. Chang is participating with the America China Oil Painting Artists League's exhibition of contemporary American and Chinese realism at The World Art Museum in Beijing (2012), which is the first stop of a yearlong tour of major provinces in China. Furthermore, The Butler Institute of American Art will celebrate the art of Warren Chang with a solo exhibition in May of 2014.

For the latest news and to view more works visit Warren Chang Fine Art online here.

ISBN: 978-1-933865-65-2

32 pages
8.5 x 9 inches
Introduction by Charlotte Eyerman
24 works of art
7 photographs
Essay by John Fleskes
Afterword by Karen Crews Hendon

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