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BIOGRAPHY

Kacy Jung is a Taiwanese visual artist working with photography,ceramics and mixed media sculpture based in San Francisco. Before she began her journey in art at San Francisco Art Institute, she received her MS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and have been working in research institutes in cancer biology for many years.

Much of Kacy’s work concerns the way identity is constructed and reassembled during the process of socialization in our capitalist society. Using her own experience as a starting point, she deals with the interconnectednesses, negotiation and power dynamics between the individual and society. The subject also intertwines with the struggle of cultural assimilation as an Asian immigrant.

She is the acceptant of 2016-2018 Harlan Jackson Diversity Scholarship and the 2018 SFAI nominees of Graduate Fellowship at Headlands Center for the Arts and the 2018 SFAI nominees of the annual International Sculpture Center Student Award in contemporary sculpture. Her works have been shown in galleries and museums internationally including New York, North Carolina, California, and Taiwan. Currently, live and work in San Francisco, CA, USA.

STATEMENT

Through photography and mixed-media sculpture, Kacy investigates the way identity is constructed and reassembled during the process of socialization. One of her focuses is the relationship between an individual and the current capitalist society we are living in. More specifically, she is interested in exploring the delusional process where capitalism system implants the ideology into an individual and shape our community as a whole.

The pliability, transparency, and biotic texture of fabrics are used in Kacy’s photography works to metaphorically represent the intricate influence from the society on an individual’s life. She also uses crystalline materials such as ceramic clay, plastic, and plastics in her sculpture works to create her melted and distorted surreal world. By exploring the combination of those crystalline materials, Kacy finds the novel visual language to express the conflict, interconnectednesses, and negotiation between the individual and this capitalist society.