Hong Hong: A Body at the Center

Fiber and Material Studies Spring 2023 Mitchell Lecture Series
Thursday, March 09, 4:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Hong Hong, Large-scale paper pour, 2019
This is an image of a large-scale paper pour that Hong completed in 2019. Johsnon, VT. Image courtesy of the artist.


Hong will trace the evolution of, as well as connections between, two distinct series of works: Tracing with Ashes the Sphere's Shadow (2017 - 2021) and An Earth at the Edge of My Sun (2021 - current). She will also discuss ties between language, diagrams, light/shadow, mythology, painting, performance and temporality.

Hong Hong has traveled to faraway locations to create site-responsive, monumental paper-works since 2015. In this nomadic practice, ancestral methods of Chinese paper-making coalesced with painting and monastic rituals. Hong's recent projects center interstitial relationships between exile, landscape, time-passing, cosmology, and the Chinese Diaspora through cartographic, symbolic, and material languages. Hong’s works are currently on view at Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg, MA) and Akron Art Museum (Akron, OH). Hong is the recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship (2023), a Carnegie Foundation Fellowship at MacDowell (2020), a Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center (2019), an Artistic Excellence Fellowship from the Connecticut Office of Arts (2019), and a Creation of New Work Grant from the Edward C. And Ann T. Roberts Foundation (2018 - 2019). (2018). Hong lives and works in Massachusetts, where she is an Assistant Professor in the Studio Art program at Endicott College.

The Fiber and Material Studies department’s annual Mitchell Lectureship Series features outstanding artists and scholars in the field of fiber. These lectures are made possible by the generous support of the William Bronson and Grayce Slovett Mitchell Lectureship in Fiber and Material Studies. Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit saic.edu/access.

This event is free and open to the public.