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Bio

Doris Sung is Toronto-based visual artist and curator. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Humanities program at York University, Toronto. Her research investigates the current development of visual culture in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese diaspora, with the focus on issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity construction in visuality. Sung has served on the board of various artist-run, not-for profit organizations in Toronto.

Education

2005 to present - PhD candidate, Humanities, York University, Toronto

2004 - Master of Fine Arts (visual arts), York University

1993 - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Specialized Honours in Visual Arts), York University

Solo Exhibitions

2004-Wandering Boundless and Free-A visual Trajectory, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

2002- Hand Stand, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto

2001 - Round and Round the Beginning, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto

2000 - Forcing, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto

1999 - Clockworks, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005, 2006 – Summer Group Exhibition, XEXE Gallery, Toronto

2004- Art @ Suite 500, Miles S. Nadal Management Centre, Toronto

2003- If I Ruled the World. . ., Red Head Gallery, Toronto

2003- In>kcredible 6+, AWOL Gallery, Luft Gallery, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Toronto

2003- Art @ Suite 500, Miles S. Nadal Management Centre, Toronto

2002- Contemporary Ink Wash Painting Exhibition and Symposium, Yantai Art Institute, Shangdong, China. Qingdao Exhibition Centre, Shangdong, China.

2002- Body as (ready to be re-) made, curated by Pam Patterson, Ph.D., Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto 2002 - IS – A Contemporary Dialogue With Xuan Paper, Is Gallery, Markham, Ontario

2001- Transcending: Chinese Art Tradition-From Classical to Contemporary, organized by the Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Kathleen Gormley McKay Art Centre, Markham, Ontario

2000 - Fresh Paint, organized by ZEN-MIX 2000: Pan-Asian Visual Arts Network, MEG Gallery, Toronto

 

Collection

Mr. Atom Egoyan (Ego Film Arts), Ms. Asinee Khanjian, Mr. David Cheung

Media Review

Interview on OmniCulture, Rogers Television cultural program, Toronto. May, 2004

Justin Skinner, “Expressing Daoism”, North York Mirror, Toronto. May 1, 2004

Roger Cheung. “Doris Sung Wandering Boundless and Free” Sing Tao Daily Toronto. Toronto. April 18, 2004

Andrea Raymond, “Taking a Stand with Ink, Xuan Paper”, North York Mirror, Toronto. May 24, 2002

Roger Cheung. “Doris Sung” Sing Tao Daily Toronto. Toronto. January 15, 2002

Roger Cheung. “ IS” Sing Tao Daily Toronto. Toronto. January 8, 2002

Deirdre Hanna. “ Cultural Splice.” NOW Magazine, Toronto. July 5, 2001.

Nicholas Keung. “Art show paints fresh East-West Tableau.” Toronto Star. August 24, 2000.

Interview by Chinese Newsline, CFMT Television, Toronto. August 13, 2000

Gary Michael Dault, Gallery Going “Fresh Paint at the Meg Gallery.” The Globe & Mail, Toronto. August 12, 2000

Deirdre Hanna. “ Painted Word.” NOW Magazine, Toronto. August 10, 2000.

Alan Leung, Ming Pao Newspapers (Chinese), Toronto. August 2, 2000

Asian Accent, CIUT radio talk show hosted by Aries Cheung, Toronto. April 28, 1998

Asian Accent, CIUT radio talk show hosted by Aries Cheung, Toronto. April 29, 1997

Review in Shin Pao Financial Post, Hong Kong. October 29, 1996

Interview in United Press Newspaper, Hong Kong. Sept 24, 1995s

“E-Motif: Shelly Bahl and Doris Sung” by Ann Marie Muir, Excalibur, Toronto. February 10, 1993

Art Administration and Curatorial Experience

June 2006 Curator, Shaping the Orbit, work by Li Chai, Ying-Yueh Chuang and Karen Tam. A Space Gallery, Toronto.

1998 Co-curator, Shadow Crossings, Work by Shelly Bahl, Gaye Chan and Eric Fong. Gallery TPW, Toronto

2004- 2006; 1998 – 2000 Member of the Board of Directors. A Space Gallery, Toronto 2001 – 2002 Chairperson, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto

1997 – 2002 Steering Committee member ZEN-MIX 2000: Pan Asian Visual Arts Network

 

dorissung@yahoo.com