Kacy Jung is a Taiwanese visual artist working with photography, photo-sculpture, and performance, based in San Francisco. Before she began her journey in art, she had been worked in the biomedical science field for many years when she decided to walk out of the lab to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an artist.
Since then, she continuously investigates the ways in which culture is shaped by capitalism and how socialization shapes the construction of identity. The subject often intertwines with the manipulative nature of the capitalist system, the anxiety of being part of the disappearing middle class, and her immigrant experience in the USA.
Kacy's works have been shown/awarded internationally. She is the acceptant of the Harlan Jackson Diversity Scholarship from the San Francisco Art Institute and Headlands Center for the Arts Affiliate Artist Program. Her works have been shown at Berkeley Art Museum, De Young Museum in California, Hastings College in Nebraska, and multiple galleries and private collections in the USA and Taiwan. She is currently participating in a two-year-long Studio Artist Program at Root Division Gallery in San Francisco, CA, USA.
Through photography and mixed-media sculpture, I investigate the way identity is constructed and reassembled during socialization. The subject often intertwines with the manipulative nature of the capitalist system and my immigrant experience in the USA.
The combination of digital photography, the softness, mesh-like fabric, and resin creates a novel visual language that not only represents this distorted world but also reflects the downside of specialization and alienation on a personal level.