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Jane Tsong, M. L. A. Cal Poly Pomona, M. F. A. UCLA, B. A. Yale, is an environmental artist and planner.

Her innovative public artworks in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Reseda bridge landscape, art, and quotidian life. Her proposals for radical public gardens, each growing out of extensive research into local cultural history, have been finalists for public art commissions in Astoria, Oregon and the City of Ventura.

Sometimes she contributes to LA Creek Freak.



NEWS



The Comfy City Chairs illustrate the concept of being awesome in Nick Riggles' On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck


From My Liveable City: When Art Re-envisions the City-- How art, activism, and planning have intereacted in the cultural cosmos of Los Angeles


Thank you to Christopher Nyerges for this article about my research into the streams of Northeast Los Angeles


Giving thanks to the four directions is appropriate even as we stand in the middle of a parking lot, as part of NELA Stories Walk on Figueroa Blvd in Highland Park with Maryam Hosseinzadeh and Soraya Em


From My Liveable City: Tending the wilderness within-- how plants of the various land use typologies of Los Angeles can suggest strategies for designing more sustainable cities


Exploring useful and edible plants of typical Los Angeles area land use types at "Science and the Senses," Harvey Mudd College's 2017 Hixon Forum with Christopher Nyerges


Being open to change: Talking about urban landscapes at Dig This! at Moonwater Farm in Compton, a fundraiser for the Ron Finley Project


Intimate, fiery, vernacular, imported, activist, art, compassionate, conflicted, frustrated, inspired,... So many configurations of dialogue at Chats about Change, a taste of which are sampled in this video by Emily Lacy


Jared Green describes the Brightwater landscape, and ends with a mention of No beginning no end... in this Huffington Post article: Brightwater: A Model of 21st Century Infrastructure


Look for No beginning no end... at the beginning and end of Make the world your studio, a video by 4Culture


Changing the Terms of Engagement at Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics at Cal State LA, January, 2015


Flowers For Action, Seeds For Change at Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics at Cal State LA, January, 2015


Students at Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts talk about the North Branch


No beginning no end... covered by Urban Gardens


Martin Patrick mentions the Comfy City chairs in Across the Art/Life Divide: Performance, Subjectivity, and Social practice in Contemporary Art." University of Chicago Press.


What can artists and designers do about climate change?


I loved organizing a conversation on art and science for the panel Can Artists Heal Nature in Los Angeles? as part of SOC(i)AL: Art + People. The conversation was previewed on KCET's ArtBound and continued to grow at Final Fridays at Montalvo


When They Were Wild, the exhibit I designed for The Huntington Botanical Gardens, was reviewed in Eagle Rock Patch and KCET's Artbound


Domus publishes images of WaterLAB, a project for the Steven Kanner Education Center at the Architecture and Design Museum, by Leigh Jerrard and Jane Tsong


Opening night at A+D, and Adventures in collecting water in preparation for WaterLAB, a project for the Steven Kanner Education Center at the Architecture and Design Museum, by Leigh Jerrard and Jane Tsong


Public Art 4Culture reports on the installation of the water blessings at Brightwater


Brightwater at the AIA Seattle Design Festival


Public Art 4Culture: Brightwater Art & Utility


These photos on Mithun's website beautifully convey the essence of this large scale engineering project


Circle of Blue reports on Brightwater


Owen Driggs capsule and photos from Performing Public Space at the Casa del Tunel in Tijuana, 2010


Planting poppies on York Boulevard, in the beautiful trailer for the Miroslav Mandic film about Johnny Appleseed, Searching for Johnny , which has shown at film festivals in Sarajevo and Athens


Exploration of the management of public space through the medium of poppies.... atobcommute.blogspot.com


Martin Patrick, "Performative tactics and the choreographic reinvention of public space" in Art & the Public Sphere, 2011.


90042 mentions Creek Freak and my research into the streams of Northeast Los Angeles, 2010


Jocelyn Chui reports on my visit to Colin Lingle's communications class at University of Washington, 2009


Peter Frank ties together street art and high art, but seems a bit puzzled nonetheless, in Angeleno Interiors, Fall 2008.


Margaret Arnold, the Arroyo Seco Journal, July 2008.


Linda Immediato, Angeleno, January 2009.


Michele Roohani records a planting in the Shakespeare garden during her visit to the Huntington, 2008


I'm one of the first 150 artists represented online on Artasiamerica, a historical archive curated by the Asian American Arts Centre in NYC


Greensward Civitas, an excellent blog on urban planning issues by L Barlow, 2009


My map of LA water cycle is discussed by Doug Hennings of Behind the News and Lize Mogel on WBAI January 10 2008 (starts midway through the clip)


Farmlab Salon with Jane Tsong and curator Donna Conwell, 2008


LA Times article on The Rock as Art, 2004


Participating in Mandarina Duck's show was a lot of fun, 2000.