“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.
Yung has created extensive public projects for organizations including the Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the City of Oakland Cultural Arts and Marketing Division. She was Artistic Director of City Beneath the City,” an art installation featuring artifacts from the San José Market Street Chinatown excavation, in collaboration with the Stanford Archeology Center, History San José, Chinese Historical Cultural Project, and the San José Institute of Contemporary Art. A graduate of Stanford University, Rene has received grant awards including from the San Francisco Foundation, the Creative Work Fund, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the California Story Fund of the California Council on the Humanities.”