Kacy Jung

Both Weekends (May 13/14 and May 20/21)


Kacy Jung, who immigrated to the US from Taiwan, was halfway through a Ph.D. in biomedical science when she decided to walk out of the laboratory to pursue her lifetime dream of being an artist. Since then, through photography, photo sculpture, and field study, she continuously investigates the ways in which culture is shaped by capitalism and explores the idea of existentialism within the late capitalist era. 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 and awarded internationally. She is acceptant of the Harlan Jackson Diversity Scholarship from the San Francisco Art Institute, Ox-Bow School of Art Long Form Residency, and Headlands Center for the Arts Affiliate Artist Program. Her works have been featured in Cultured Magazine, Forbes, and Inquire, shown at the Berkeley Art Museum, De Young Museum in San Francisco, Hastings College in Nebraska, and multiple galleries and private collections in the USA and Taiwan. She currently works and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA.


Through photography and mixed-media sculpture, I investigate the way identity is constructed and reassembled during socialization. The subject often intertwines with the manipulative nature of the capitalist system and my immigrant experience in the USA.

The combination of digital photography, the softness, mesh-like fabric, and resin creates a novel visual language that not only represents this distorted world but also reflects the downside of specialization and alienation on a personal level.

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1200 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
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