Cha-Rie Tang (b. 1951, Taiwan, China) earned a Bachelor of Science in art and design from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Boulder. She cofounded her Pasadena-based studio Direct Imagination in 1984, where she designs and creates original and reproduction hand-carved ceramic tiles, kiln-fired glass sculptures, architectural installations and bas relief murals. Tang has completed a number of public commissions locally, including artworks for Pasadena’s Area Rapid Transit System, Exposition Park–Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library and Los Angeles County’s Hall of Administration Executive Office.