Jesse Chun

Born: Seoul, Korea, South
Lives: Brooklyn, New York

Jesse Chun's work investigates notions of home in context of identity, place and language. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and BFA from Parsons the New School for Design. Chun's work has been exhibited nationwide in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Portland, and internationally in Toronto, Hong Kong, Seoul and Istanbul. Selected venues include Fridman Gallery, Abrazo Interno Gallery at The Clemente, NYABF at MoMA PS1, BRIC, Newspace Center for Photography, LAABF at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Incheon International Women Artists Biennale, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Space Debris Art and Toronto Contact Photography Festival. Her work been reviewed in publications such as The Korea Times and Asia Literary Review, and won awards such as The Korea Press Foundation Grant in 2011. She has also been a guest speaker at New York University, Columbia University, School of Visual Arts and Parsons the New School for Design. She is based in New York.

Education

2014
2006
  • BFA, Photography
    Parsons The New School for Design, New York, New York

Selected Collections

  • The Archive of Korean American Artists, AHL Foundation
    New York, New York

Selected Awards and Grants

2011
  • The Korea Press Foundation Grant
    The Korea Times, Seoul, Korea, South

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