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Katie Chung uses her artistic practice as self preservation by sharing her narrative as a first generation Korean-American woman. She illustrates personal anecdotes of immigration and labor not often visible to the public, as well as expressions of her identity separate from her upbringing. She uses her background in traditional drawing, printmaking, bookbinding, and sewing to produce compositions of fugitive materials collected from her everyday life. Conversely, her prints and drawings represent surrealist vignettes of her own dreams, desires, fears, and sense of humor.  Her pieces share repetitive gestures of constraint and immediacy that reveal her lived experience and relationship to labor, composing a legacy that blends her heritage and the life she is building for herself.


Katie Chung earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. She became the resident printmaking artist 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.