Chung Chak : The Boxes
January 9 – February 13
Opening Reception January 9, 6-9pm
The Boxes exhibition is a series of 25 photo-montages inspired by the SF Bay area.
Artist Chung Chak creates works that reflect his cultural shift experiences as an immigrant from Hong Kong as displayed through his image bank library- a vast collection of images he has amassed for his photo-montages. Inspired by the photo-lens, TV, computer and window panes as filters which frame his personal view he fuels his creative process to reinterpret and deconstruct his world in a presentable format to his audience.
“We all live in layers of boxes–literally in our living spaces– to our circles of friends, families, & communities.”
Chak received an MFA in graphic design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Abroad.
He received the Artist Book Framed Characters Publication Award and was honored by
the Hong Kong Arts Development Councils, 2001
He was the artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, June-Aug 2007, 2013, 2014
• AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Critic Choice Award, Maryland Federation of Art’s 35th annual Art on
Paper exhibition, 2012
Best of show, 2010 Art International, BoxHeart Gallery, Feb 2010
Finalist of Photo Lucida’s Critical Mass, 2011
Spectra 04 National Photography Triennial, Silvermine Gallery, New
Canaan, CT, 2004
20th International Photo Exhibition, Society of Contemporary
Photography, Kansas City, 2004
Sustaining Vision, Photographic Center NW, Seattle, 2003
His work is in the permanent collection at Penn State College at Willamsport and
Lock Haven University as well as private in a variety of private collections.