Katie Chung is a Chicago based artist that uses her practice as a form of healing and self preservation through creating a legacy that shares her narrative as a first generation Korean American woman. Drawing, printmaking, bookbinding and sewing are the techniques used to create her personal anecdotes. These compositions are formed from her resourceful behavior of collecting fugitive materials from her everyday life. Her prints and drawings represent surrealist vignettes of dreams, desires, fears and humor. Her sculptures stand as monuments paying homage to her lineage, heritage and culture. All of her pieces share repetitive gestures of constraint and immediacy that reveal her relationship to labor and reality.
Katie Chung earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. She became the resident artist for the printmaking department at Lillstreet Art Center from 2015—2016. By 2017 she became a member of Candor Arts, a Chicago-based resource for the design and production of artist books. In 2018 she participated in the Center Program at Hyde Park Art Center.