“Su-Chen Hung grew up in Taiwan and has lived in San Francisco since 1977. Studying Chinese Literature at Tunghai University in Taiwan, she later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She earned her BFA in Photography and her MFA in Filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Hung’s work is simple and elegant. Sometimes intensely personal, sometimes a dialogue with cultural and social subjects, the work always begins with a conceptual and visual core idea. Both her studio work and her large-scale public art projects have a meditative aura. She creates places of contemplation and repose.
Since 1984, she has completed over three dozen installations for museums and galleries ranging from the San Francisco Bay Area to her native Taiwan. Hung is participating in several permanent public art projects, including the San Francisco New International Airport, the San Francisco North Beach Public Parking Garage, and the 23rd Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant in Phoenix, Arizona. During 1998 she was artist in residence at the Exploratorium, a San Francisco museum of science, art, and perception, where she is developing an exhibit on memory, specifically memory as an experience of cultural immigrants. In 1997 she was the recipient of the McKnight first national interdisciplinary fellowship in Minnesota.”