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Hyun Jung Jun (b. 1989), currently living and working in Chicago, IL, US

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Education 

2019    MFA, Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University (NU), Evanston, IL
2016    Post Baccalaureate in Sound, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL
2014    BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

News, Interviews, Further Readings

2022   Eater, Social Media’s Coolest Bakers Are Going All in on Fruity, Floral Dome Cakes by Bettina Makalintal, Online
2022   Chicago Magazine
2022   comer La Vanguardia, Pasteles rocambolescos, una nueva estética de pastelería by Rosa Molinero Trías, Barcelona, Spain
2021    New York Times, Let Them Eat Cake by Hilary Reid, Online & In Print
2021    Ginza Magazine, December Issue, In Print
2021    Cherry Bombe, In print, December Issue

2021    Lunch Rush, #11: Just Desserts,  Online

2021    Chicago Reader, Like a moth to a flame by Claire Voon, Online & In Print
2021    Interview with Assistant Director Elizabeth Lalley for “by flame by fog” @ Goldfinch, Chicago, IL
2021    Chicago Reader, Friendship Cake, The Chicago FoodCultura Clarion Issue 3, p 12, Online & In Print
2021    Newcity’s 2021 Breakout Artist, Newcity, Online & In Print
2021    Time Out, This Chicago artist is baking extra-dreamy cakes on Instagram by Emma Krupp, Online
2021    Interview with Something Curated, Online
2021    Vox, Why you’re noticing flowers now more than ever by Eliza Brooke, Online
2020    New York Times, Pandemic Baking Just Got Weirder by Emma Orlow, Online & In Print
2020    domino, Why Over-the-Top Cakes Have Taken Over Your Instagram Feed by Rebecca Deczynski, Online

2020    Newcity, Gestures in Time: The Work of Hyun Jung Jun by Kerry Cardoza, Online
2020    Lumpen #137:Artists Run Chicago60 wrd/min art critic by Lori Waxman, Online & In Print
2019    Artist of the Week, LVL3, Online


Recent Exhibitions

solo & two person show

2021     by flame by fog, solo show @ Goldfinch, Chicago, IL
2021     A Long Sleep Before Spring, a two person show with Cody Tumblin @ HG, Chicago, IL
2020    Echos In Rain (w/ Emily Endo) @ LVL3, Chicago, IL
2019    Tunnels @ The Drawing Room at Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2019    Teyo’s Lightshield @ Freshbread Gallery, Chicago IL


group show

2022   featured in Thomas Huston as Mel Bochner's Working Drawings and Other Visible Things
                on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed,
 I feel like a bootlegger’s wife. Look! @ Apparatus Projects, Chicago, IL
2021    Eternal Network, Terrain Biennial, Oak Park, IL
2021    LtdWear5 @ LVL3, Chicago, IL
2021    The Devil’s Bathtub @ No place gallery,  Columbus, OH
2021    Newcity 2021 Breakout Artist in partnership with Chicago Artists Coalition and Expo Chicago @ CAC, Chicago, IL
2021    Pocket Object @ Buddy Chicago (+wherever Noël Morical went in the past for PO)
2020    Art 2 Go @ Co-Prosperity + Buddy Chicago, Chicago, IL
2020    (w/ Cody Tumblin), amarures + supports, curated by Kate Sierzputowski @ Stanley Brown Jewelist, Chicago, IL
2020    “scry til you know why. “ Curated by meg t. noe @ Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation in Partnership with
                 Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL
2020    The Pitbull’s Garden @ No Place Gallery X GMO Gallery
2020    TUSK x Dream Cake Test Kitchen @ TUSK, Chicago, IL
2020    “The Q “ Curated by Suea @ Onground Gallery, Seoul, S.Korea
2020    Community Lunch with Hyun Jung Jun and Eric May, Online Program, Mana Contemporary Chicago
2020    Talk Soup @ Good Naked, Brooklyn, NY
2020    Drawings, paintings, maybe a sculpture 3 @ EVERYBODY, Chicago, IL
2019    friendship cake and candles @ TUSK, Chicago, IL


Residency

2018    Alchemy Artist Residency, Price Edward, Ontario, Canada
2015    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


contact

thisishyunsemail@gmail.com

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