Jayoung Chung is a multi-media artist: primarily a visual artist, but also a musician, animator, filmmaker and storyteller. She has had numerous exhibits and installations utilizing nearly every form of media, including performance, film, computer graphics, sound and movement. Her work has been exhibited worldwide in both solo and group shows. In New York, she has shown at such institutions as the IAC Building, the La Mama Gallery, Glasslands Gallery, The Red Room, Culturehub, and Issue Project Room. She also participated in the globally renowned “River to River Festival” in 2012. She has exhibited at the New Media Festival, Seoul Arts Center, and HCI Design Conference in Korea, and the Dot Mov Festival in Sapporo, Japan, to name but a few. In addition, her work appears in the permanent collections of the Korean Film Archive. In 2013, she was the Moving Image Director at the Special Olympics Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
Although Jayoung majored in visual arts, she learned to play three Korean traditional instruments in her childhood, so her body has remembered those unique sounds as well as the physical motions involved in creating them. She incorporates the music she composes and performs with sounds of nature to create her visuals via the technology of sound processing programs she has personally developed. Throughout her work, there is harmony between traditional arts and contemporary technology.
She has been awarded residencies at Swing Space at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in 2012, Culturehub in 2011, an organization that values cross-cultural artistic collaboration, I-Park Foundation and an AHL residency in 2011.
She received an MPS from ITP at the Tisch School of Arts in New York University in 2010, as well as BFAs from Seoul National University in 2005 and Ewha Woman’s University in 2003 in South Korea.
Project Resident / Seoul Foundation for Art and Culture