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Kacy Jung

South San Francisco, California

Artist Statement

Through storytelling, photography, and photo-sculptures, I critique the detrimental consequences of today’s capitalist society through a middle-class Asian immigrant lens.

My project, "21 Grams- the Weight of Souls", interviews and photographs artists forced to postpone their dreams to survive under the capitalist regime. My surrealist visual language, built upon my background in the biomedical field, reimagines our world by mirroring societal distortion. Using photo-sculptures of resin-coated digital textile prints, I interweave themes of labor commodification within our contemporary social fabric. Stories of alienation and the power of art reveal themselves as viewers are confronted with faces of subjugated creatives.

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Artist Biography

Kacy Jung is a Taiwanese visual artist working with photography, photo-sculpture, and performance based in San Francisco. Before she began her journey in art, she was working in biomedical science for many years when she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an artist.

Since then, she continuously investigates how socialization shapes the construction and reconstruction of identity. The subject often intertwines with the manipulative nature of the capitalist system, the anxiety of being part of the disappearing middle class, and her immigrant experience in the USA.

Kacy's works have been shown/awarded internationally. She is the acceptant of the Harlan Jackson Diversity Scholarship from San Francisco Art Institute and Headlands Center for the Arts Affiliate Artist Program. Her works have been shown at Berkeley Art Museum, De Young Museum in California, Hastings College in Nebraska, and multiple galleries and private collections in the USA and Taiwan. She is currently participating in a year-long Affiliate Artist Program at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, USA.



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