David Chung (artist) Wikipedia
Y. David Chung is a contemporary multimedia artist and director of the MFA program at Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design associated with the University of Michigan. He is "known for his paintings, drawings, prints, multimedia installations, public artworks, and performances"
Chung was born in 1959 in Bonn, Germany. He studied at the University of Virginia and received his BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 1988. He received his MFA from George Mason University Chung has been a visiting artists at a number of universities including Duke University, UC Berkeley, Wellesley College, Williams College, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Before returning to school to receive his MFA, Chung was artist-in-residence at Houston-based Project Row Houses in 1996. After receiving his MFA, Chung has held faculty positions at George Mason University and in the Department of Art and Visual Technology and at Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at University of Michigan. In 2013, he was a Visiting Professor at the department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
In an article by Rick Lowe for Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes, he discusses Chung's piece Third Ward Jungle and writes that Chung's process in performance work addresses important aspects of integrating art in society. Lowe also comments on the fact that while Chung is the primary performer in his pieces (referring to drawing performances), it is evident that the audience takes on a large role. In addition to his performance based works, Chung has also completed a number of public works. In 1998, Chung created a large-scale mosaic in P.S. 24 in Brooklyn, NY depicting daily life of Sunset Park that was sponsored by the Board of Education.
Chung has received a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, the Washington Mayor's Art Award, a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Fund Artist at Giverny Fellowship, the Rosebud Best in Show Film and Video Award, the Artslink Collaborative Project Fellowship in Kazakhstan, and the Best Documentary Film Award from the National Film Board of Canada