Statement & Bio
How Albert Fung's images are strange is less important than how they are strangely familiar. Color leaves a taste in one's mouth. Pictorial rhythms land like body blows. Although one has never seen them, one can not escape the suspicion that one has been there.
The images are not so much made as much as they are trusted into existence, like remembering a dream by grappling with a ouija board.
Like Phillip Guston said, "We quarrel with what we are."
Albert Fung is a Philadelphia-based artist, yoga instructor, and father.
He was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He earned his BFA in Printmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. In 1996 he earned his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
In 1993, he moved to New York to pursue art and life Over the following eighteen years, he produced and exhibited his paintings, drawings, and prints throughout the New York City area and participated in its vital community.
In addition to making art, he printed photographs for artists, managed IT, and began a family. In 2011, he moved to Philadelphia; and in 2015 he gained his Certification in Yoga Teaching in 2015 from Motherheart Yoga Sangha in Philadelphia.
Today, he makes and exhibits images, does the odd bit of IT support, teaches yoga, teaches art, and raises his son. He produces his work at his studio at Sharktown in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia and at the printmaking collective BYO Print.