Cherry Tung

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Ceramics

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Cherry Tung is currently conducting her MFA at The School of the Art Institute Chicago (SAIC). Prior to moving to the US, she graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2020.

As a female artist from Hong Kong, Cherry’s work revolves around politics and minor power dynamics that are easily ignored. The concepts of her art are dark and heavy, but they are visually beautiful, delicate, or cute. Cherry focuses on painting and ceramic sculptures. In terms of ceramics, she is specialized in making sculptures through plaster mold making, slip-casting porcelain, and mixing special effect glazes. While in her painting practice, she does Chinese ink painting on silk (gongbi), oil painting, watercolor, egg tempera, casein, and acrylic. She is attracted to delicate, precious, and translucent materials.