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Andrea Chung

MFA, Mount Royal School of Art

Class of 2008

from: Houston, TX

Andrea Chung '08 was born in Newark, NJ 1978, and raised in Houston, Texas by West Indian parents. She received a BFA at Parsons School of Design in New York and her MFA at the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA.

After her graduation from MICA, Andrea received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Mauritius. While in Mauritius doing her research, she was inspired to create Securicorp, a performance piece addressing the problem of street harassment. Through the project and subsequent photos, Andrea highlights the inability of women to lead normal lives because of frequent and unwanted harassment. This project broadly ties in with her other work, which examines the ways in which the Caribbean has been manufactured into a picturesque vacation destination, in turn losing the definition of "native."

Andrea is a 2012 Artist-in-Residence at the Headland Center for the Arts, a multidisciplinary, international arts center just north of the Golden Gate Bridge outside of San Fransisco, CA. Her work as has been featured in the NEXT exhibition at Art Chicago, Off Color, curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Kalia Brooks at Rush Arts Gallery in New York, Conner Contemporary in Washington, DC, the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia, the Sonya Hayes Stone Center at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Gateway Gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art as part of the 3rd Annual Conference on African American Art hosted by MICA's Center for Race and Culture and the WEB DuBois Center for Research in African American Culture at Harvard University.

Andrea also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2008.