Andrea Chung was born in Newark, NJ. She earned a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design, New York City; an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME.
Chung’s work focuses primarily on island nations in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, specifically on how outsiders perceive reality in spaces deemed as “paradise.” In conjunction, she explores relationships between these cultures, migration, and labor — all within the context of colonial and postcolonial regimes. Her projects bring in elements of her own labor and incorporate materials significant to the cultures she studies.
Chung received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Mauritius. She was an artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, in 2012 and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC, in 2013.
Chung lives and works in San Diego, CA.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
November 24 1978