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Jia Sung

Jia Sung is an artist and educator, born in Minnesota, bred in Singapore, now based in Brooklyn. Her practice spans disciplines – painting, artist books, textiles, printmaking, murals, writing, and translation. Inspired by Chinese historical textiles and traditions of feminized labor, her recent work combines tapestry, embroidery, and beadwork with painting. Drawing on motifs from Chinese mythology and Buddhist iconography, Sung uses the familiar visual language of folklore to examine and subvert conventional archetypes of femininity, queerness, and otherness, imbuing them with an eroticism that pushes back at the bowdlerization of inherited stories.  Her paintings and artist books have been exhibited across North America, including the Knockdown Center, RISD Museum, Wave Hill, EFA Project Space, Lincoln Center, Yale University, and MOMA PS1. Her work has been published in The Paris Review, Emergence Magazine, Hyperallergic, Jacobin Magazine, and Asian American Writers Workshop, and collected by the Met, SFMOMA, and the Special Collections at Yale, SAIC, and RISD. She has taught at organizations like the AC Institute, Abron Arts Center, Children’s Museum of the Arts, and Museum of Chinese in America. She was a 2018-2019 Smack Mellon Studio Artist and Van Lier Fellow, and is currently an adjunct professor at RISD, where she received her BFA in 2015.

solo exhibitions

Jia Sung, island at S.E.A. Focus
01.05 – 01.15.2023

group exhibitions

White Lodge
05.19 – 07.1.2023

circular ruins
09.30 – 10.30.2022

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