fig. 64: vessel
Mixed media: bedsheet, graphite, fiberglass, neon light,
silk thread, wood, framed photograph, 108x66x8"
© Rene Yung, 1993

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Rene Yung

Rene Yung is a visual artist living and working in San Francisco, California. She grew up in colonial Hong Kong before emigrating to the United States. Her work combines visual imagery with text to explore issues of culture and identity. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, Venice, Italy, as part of the 1995 Venice Biennale; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; the Richmond Art Center, Richmond; and other Bay Area institutions. She is represented by Hosfelt Gallery of San Francisco.

Ms. Yung was commissioned by the City of Oakland Cultural Arts Division for the Broadway Auto Row Public Art Project, and completed Take Root, a public art project at the renovated Chinatown Public Library in San Francisco commissioned by the San Francisco Art Commission. She is a recipient of the prestigious Creative Work Fund Award, and has been a California Arts Council Artist in Residence at the Mt. Zion Institute on Aging, Artist in Residence at the Djerassi Resident artists Program in Woodside, California, and an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California. Yung is also a writer, currently at work on a series of writings on cross-cultural experience and an award-winning graphic designer who heads her own firm.

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