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.