Director, MFA Program
Professor, School of Art & Design
Core Faculty, Center for Korean Studies
Office: 2084 AA
Phone: (734) 763-4811
M.F.A., George Mason University, 2002
B.F.A., University of Virginia, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, 1988
M.F.A., George Mason University, 2002
Born in Bonn, Germany, and educated in the United States, Y. David Chung is a visual artist and filmmaker known for his films, multi-media installations, drawings, prints, and public artworks. He began his career as an animator and filmmaker-experiences that ultimately led to installations combining new digital imaging technologies with traditional drawing and printmaking.
Chung’s recent documentary film, Koryo Saram, co-directed with Matt Dibble won the Best Documentary Award from the National Film Board of Canada.
Chung has been artist-in-residence at Duke University, Williams College, Wellesley College, the University of California Berkeley, and the Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in Auckland, New Zealand. He has been commissioned to design permanent artwork for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority and the New York City Public Art Program.
Chung’s work has been exhibited at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Asia Society, the Walker Arts Center, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Project Rowhouses, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Gwangju Bienniale, the Tretyakov Gallery of Art (Moscow), the Williams College Museum of Art, and in a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Chung has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship in New Genres, the Washington Mayor’s Art Award, the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund-Artist at Giverny Fellowship, two Artslink Collaborative Projects Fellowships (Kazakhstan), the Rosebud Best of Show Film and Video Award (with Matt Dibble). Chung received a Michigan Faculty Fellowship at the Institute for the Humanities, 2009-2010.
In 2013, David Chung was the Kim Koo Visiting Professor at Harvard University with the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.
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Koryo Saram - The Unreliable People
Turtle Boat Head
Black Belt Jones
Turtle Boat Head (detail of drawing)
The Ten Immortals
Seoul House (detail of drawing)
Seoul House (scene from the performance)
Luxorview Midday (detail)
View of the Huntington Metro Station, Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority
In the News
- David Chung Featured in New Book About Korean Art
- David Chung Featured in the UM Record
- David Chung Featured in UC Berkeley Journal
- David Chung Presents in Santiago, Chile
- David Chung to Present at the International Institute
- David Chung Featured in St. Louis Exhibition
- David Chung: NBC News Article
- David Chung Leads Human Rights Video Storytelling Workshop
- David Chung Group Show Reviewed in the Washington Post
- David Chung Interviewed for PBS Program
- David Chung Featured in DC-Area Exhibition
- David Chung Presents at SOAS
- David Chung Presents in London
- David Chung Leads Human Rights Video Workshop in Myanmar
- Short Film About David Chung Featured in Paris Film Festival
- David Chung Cited in “Art Theory”, Oxford Press
- Smithsonian Exhibition Features David Chung’s Work
- Curators and Jurors Visit MFA Graduate Program
- David Chung’s Drawing in Whitney Permanent Collection
- PCAP Art Auction to Benefit the 20th Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners
- David Chung’s Short Film Selected for 2014 Richmond Folk Festival
- David Chung: Video Work at Rice University
- David Chung Video Featured in NY Exhibition
- David Chung: Events in Houston
- David Chung Presents at UC Berkeley
- David Chung’s “Counting Oysters” To Be Screened at the Richmond Folk Festival
- David Chung to Present at Savannah College of Art & Design
- David Chung to Present a Lecture at the Library of Congress
- David Chung at the Virginia Film Festival
- David Chung Included in Asian Art History Survey