Born in Hong Kong in 1977, Eugenie Tung immigrated to United States at the age of 17, and lived with her aunt in eastern Washington State for six months. Despite being raised by creative professionals, Eugenie was never known to be a high-achiever. In the Hong Kong education system she failed her 10th grade art classes, and was later expelled from Kamiakan HS in Kennewick, WA. She enrolled in Western Washington University in 1999 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2001. She then moved to New York and earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the Brooklyn College, City University of New York in 2004, where she was awarded a teaching position for a Basic Design Course. She was also among one of the 10 recipients for the 2004 Joan Mitchell MFA Grant and was the Head Teacher for a Drawing and Painting Studio course organized by the Joan Mitchell Foundation Education Program from 2005 to 2007.

Since 2000, her artworks have been shown in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Diego; Madison, Wisconsin; Burlington, Vermont; Summit, New Jersey; New York City; Berlin, Germany; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and in the January 2003 and February 2012 issues of New American Paintings. In 2007, Eugenie’s work was shown at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum for a group show, The Photograph as Canvas, and have completed her first public art project, 16 Windows, at the New Lots Avenue Station on the L line, commissioned by the New York MTA Arts for Transit Program Permanent Art projects, which was featured in the 12/27/07 edition of New York Sun and the book Contemporary Glass. By 2010, Eugenie has since been chosen as finalist for two other public art projects and was a juror/panelist for the MTA Arts for Transit Program Permanent Art Projects. In 2011, Eugenie was commissioned by the New York City Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program to complete a temporary public art project located in Brooklyn, NY.


Education

2004
Master of Fine Arts Degree, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2000
Associate Degree of Arts and Science, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA


Grants + Awards + Commissions

2011
Jersey Barrier Beautification Project at Brooklyn, NY. New York City Department of Transportation, Urban Art Program, New York,NY
2009
Emmett O’Brien Technical High School, Ansonia, CT (Finalist). Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, Art in Public Spaces Program, Hartford, CT
2008
Claustrophobia - Film Logo and Poster Art, Runaway Films, Hong Kong
2007
Jacksonville International Airport Concourse A & C Window Project (Finalist). Jacksonville International Airport Art Commission, Jacksonville, FL
2007
The National Academy Mural Workshop Fellowship, The National Academy, New York, NY
2007
Canarsie Line, New Lots Avenue Station Permanent Art Project. Metropolitan Transit Authority Arts for Transit, Permanent Art Program, New York, NY
2005
Artists Space Independent Project Grant, Artists Space, New York, NY
2004
Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Award, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY
2001
Research and Creative Opportunity Grants, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Solo + 2 persons Exhibitions

2007
"Won’t Last - Available Immediately!" Fillmore Gallery at Fillmore Real Estate, Brooklyn, NY
2006
"Carrie Scanga & Eugenie Tung," Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY
2005
"Vacation Series," Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
2002
"The Colorful Flag Paintings," Fleck Gallery, Portland, OR


Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
"Storytelling", Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012
"Media Matters", Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011
"30th Anniversary Exhibition",  BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
"HEAT ISLAND," Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. CURATOR: Natalie Campbell
2010
"CURATE NYC," Rush Arts Gallery & Resource Center, New York, NY
"NORTHBROOKLYN," The Renaissance Center of North Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. CURATOR: Elise Glick
The Bay Ridge 5th Avenue Store Front Artwalk, Bay Ridge 5th Avenue Business Improvement District, Brooklyn, NY
2009
"Brooklyn Utopias?" Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY. CURATOR: Katherine Gressel
"Human Craters," BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. CURATOR: Andrea Horisaki-Christens
2008
"2008 Aldrich Undercover," Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
"Verge," Vagabond Gallery at Bridge Art Fair Berin 08, Berlin, Germany
"Art in the Public Sphere: Singular Works, Plural Possibilities". University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center, Amherst, MA
"Displacement," Greenbelt Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY
CURATOR: Elizabeth Grady and Julie McKim
2007
2007 National Academy Mural Workshop Fellowship Recipients Exhibition of Mural Designs
The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, NY
"The Story Goes," McKenzie Fine Art Inc., New York, NY
"The Photograph as Canvas," Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
CURATOR: Stephen Maine
"The View From Here," Skylight Gallery at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Center, Brooklyn, NY
CURATOR: Brett Rollins
2006
"There/Not There," Kingsborough Community College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
CURATOR: Peter Malone
Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant 2004-2005 Recipients, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY
2005
"Structuring Perception," NurtureART Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
CURATOR: Elizabeth Grady
"Topographics: Recent Art Mapping Global, Local, Mental, and Other Space," Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
2004
Brooklyn College MFA These Exhibition, Brooklyn College Gallery at Brooklyn War Memorial, Brooklyn, NY
2003
College Arts Association New York City Area MFA Exhibition
CUNY Hunter College MFA Gallery, New York City, NY
2002
"2002 Northwest Annual," Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
"Cinema Incorporated," Gallery Now, San Diego, CA
2001
"Truth and Humor," Flynndog Gallery, Burlington, VT
The 6th Annual BEYOND BORDERS Int'l College Art Competition - Honorable Mentions Viking Union Satellite Gallery at Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA
"See-saw," 734 Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2000
"Small Works, Top Priority," The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY


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Professional Experience + Panels

2016  
Panelist - "The Stoop Series: New York's Underground Art Museum: An Inside Look at MTA Arts and Design," Stoop House at BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Panelist - "Barrier Beautification Project," NYC Dept. of Transportation Urban Art Program
2010
Panelist - "4th Ave. line 86th Street Station Art Project," New York MTA Arts for Transit Permanent Art Program
2007-11
Database Manager, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2006-07
Assistant Chair, Associate Degree Program, Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, NY
2005-07
Head Teacher - Drawing and Painting Studio, The Joan Mitchell Foundation
Art Education Program, New York, NY
2004
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record) - Basic Design, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
2003
Teaching Assistant -Workshop in New Material, Brooklyn College,
City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
2001-02
Graphic Designer & Project Coordinator, YWCA of Bellingham, Bellingham, WA
2001
Teaching Assistant - Drawing Systems and Concepts, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
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