Artist in Residence – Jannice Chung

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jannice Chung lives and works in South Korea and the U.S. She has received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BS from Washington University in St. Louis.

Her work starts as a response to social issues, incidents and situations occurred in both local and global community. The issues could be radical, sad, upset, humorous, heart breaking, vicious and more. She feels the urge to react to unpleasant occurrences that often cause devastation inside and interpret them into her own visual language using various materials. She combines traditional painting materials with non-traditional ones to create visually intriguing texture and ultimately expand the range of narratives.

She has come to Skagaströnd with an open mind and ready to take in whatever she encounters. From all fascinating stimulants and imageries, she finds stories about trolls and hidden people intriguing and their relationship to the nature and to her people as well. Stories do not just exist as mere folklores rather breathe and live with and among the people of Iceland. She sees the time spent here in Iceland as a starting point of something that can be grown into a larger project.