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Adam Fung, Assistant Professor of Art                                                            TCU Phone: 817.257.6707

School of Art, Texas Christian University                                                          Email: adambenjaminfung (at) gmail (dot) com

2800 S. University Drive                                                                                    

Fort Worth, Texas 7612

               BIO

Adam Fung is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Texas Christian University (TCU)  in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. He received his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from Western Washington University. 

Fung works primarily as a Painter and has a dynamic range of research interests that touch upon issues such as climate change, landscape, patterns and the make up of the universe. Fung’s work often arises from direct experience and primary sources. Recent examples of this practice include the 2016 Arctic Circle Artist Residency and Expedition around the archipelago of Svalbard and a road trip around west Texas and New Mexico that allowed the artist to visit sites of interest including Observatories, Dark Sky Parks, Marfa, and Spaceport America. His paintings can be found in public art collections at Microsoft, South Bend Museum of Art, and the US Department of Energy’s Fermilab, as well as numerous private collections. Fung recently completed his first film project, titled the uncommon. The 3-channel film was shot primarily using a drone in the Arctic Circle. 

Fung has had recent solo exhibitions across the United States in Dallas, Chicago, Seattle, and the University of Oklahoma. Fung maintains a rigorous professional schedule - exhibiting nationally and internationally, in art fairs, group exhibitions, and recently presented Beyond Nature, a curatorial project concerning the state of the high Arctic and artist expeditions at TCU in April 2017. 

 

Education

2008    M.F.A. Painting, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

2005    B.F.A. Studio Art, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

2000    Art Foundations, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

 

Gallery Representation            

Ro2 Art, Dallas, Texas

Email: jordan@ro2art.com     Phone: 214.803.9575     Website: www.Ro2art.com

 

Aron Packer Projects, Chicago, Illinois               

Email: packer@packergallery.com                                Website: www.PackerGallery.com

 

Solo Exhibitions and Collaborative Exhibitions (collaborative denoted with *)

2017    Iceberg X, Ro2 Gallery, Dallas, Texas

site_midnight_sun>>orangegreengrey, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas (with Nick Bontrager)*

site_fjord_fjall>>blueblackgreen, Collin College, Plano, Texas (with Nick Bontrager)*

2016   constellation atlas, Cloud Gallery, Seattle, Washington

the shape of everything, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

full of infinite space, Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

2015   a wave rolled toward you out of the distant past, Link Gallery, Kent State University, Trumball, Ohio

2014   Observatory, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Color Out of Space, Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas (with Nick Bontranger)*

Rotational Studies, Gallery 1308, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

2013   Volumes, voids and vectors, Moudy Gallery, TCU, Fort Worth, Texas

In Visible, Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois

2012   Recent Paintings, Blue Gallery, Three Oaks, Michigan

Nebula, Optima Horizons Gallery, Evanston, Illinois

2011    Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Mt. Comfort Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

Dark Matter, Dark Energy, The Draewell Gallery, Judson University, Elgin, Illinois

2010   Alois is Here, To Be Continued, Vienna, Austria(with collaborator; Sonja Bendel)*

2008  Ominous, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

           Wake, The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, Indiana    

2007  Surface, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017   Aspen Art Fair, Ro2 Art, Aspen, Colorado

Dallas Art Fair, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

Thaw, University of Notre Dame Center for the Arts and Culture, South Bend, IN (curator: Lucas Korte)

Beyond Nature, Moudy Gallery, TCU, Fort Worth, TX

Chaos!, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

Bi-Annual School of Art Faculty Exhibiton, Moudy Gallery, TCU, Fort Worth, TX

2016   Other Worlds, Other Stories, Washington Artists Project, Washington D.C. (curator: Jeffry Cudlin)

Pole saw, Lloyd’s Hotel, Spitsbergen, Svalbard (curator: Fritz Hortzman)

Dallas Art Fair, Ro2 Art Booth, Dallas, TX

Chaos!, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

Small works, Button Gallery, Saugatuck, MI

2015   Biannual Faculty Exhibition, TCU, Fort Worth, TX

Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Ro2 Art, Houston, TX

Water, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO (curators:: Adam Finkelston + James Meara)

Mountains to Sea, Art Science Gallery, Austin, TX (curator: Haley Gillespie)

Co Action, 500X, Dallas, TX

2014   Hunting Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Houston, TX (jurors: Marie Bosarge, Leila Cartier, + Stephen Wicks)

Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX (curator: Sara-Jayne Parsons)

Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX

2013   Art Matter, Design Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL (curator: Angela Bryant)

Biannual Faculty Exhibition, TCU, Fort Worth, TX

Objective/Subjective, Northern Illinois University Museum of Art, DeKalb, IL (curator: Peter Olson)

Faculty Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Faculty Lounge, Montgomery Building, Fort Worth, TX

2011    Repertoire, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

Within the Landscape/the Landscape Within, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, OH

Art Chicago, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Earth, Air, Fire & Water, Blink Contemporary Art, Michigan City, IN

2010   Flesh and Bone, Hyde Park Art Center and Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

Art Chicago, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Papergirl, Vienna, Austria

Collaborate, IG bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria

           Midnight snacks, 1366 space, Chicago, IL

2009  A Book About Death, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, New York

           Art Chicago, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

           Paintpresent, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky (juror: Bobby Campbell),

           Contemporary American and Italian Artists on Paper, Thaddeus C. Gallery, LaPorte, Indiana

2008  Art Chicago, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Revision, Zolla/Lieberman in 3 Chapters, 32 years, Zolla/Lieberman, Chicago, Illinois

Awards

2016   The Arctic Circle Artist Residency and Summer Solstice Expedition, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

 Research and Creative Activity Fund (Grant), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

 Junior Faculty Summer Research Program (Grant), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

 Coleman Ambassador, Coleman Foundation, Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, TX

2015    Instructional Development Grant, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

 Coleman Fellow, Coleman Foundation + Neely Business School, Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, TX

2014    Junior Faculty Summer Research Program (Grant), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

 Research and Creative Activity Fund (Grant), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

 Coleman Fellow, Coleman Foundation + Neely Business School, Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, TX

 Instructional Development Grant, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

 Merit Award, Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Forth Worth, TX

2009   Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2008   Efroymson Fund Emerging Graduate Artist Award, The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN

 Best in Show, MFA/BFA Exhibition, The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN

 Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship, University of Notre Dame

2007   Graduate Research Grant for Antarctic Field Study, University of Notre Dame

 Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship, University of Notre Dame

2006   Best Hand Drawn Illustration, "Iceberg", Indiana Collegiate Press Association

 Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship, University of Notre Dame

2005   Beyond Borders Juried Competition Award, Viking Union Gallery, Bellingham, Washington

 Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship, University of Notre Dame

 Mary Gillis Davis Johnston Endowment for Art, Western Washington University

 Art Brevis Scholarship, Western Washington University

Teaching

2013 -  Present Assistant Professor of Art, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

2013    Painting Faculty, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

            Visiting Artist, Chicago Math and Science Academy, Chicago, IL

2012     Painting Faculty, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

2011      Visiting Assistant Professor, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois  

2008    Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Professional Experience

2017      Curator, Beyond Nature (artists from the 2016 Arctic Circle expedition), Moudy Gallery, TCU, Fort Worth, Texas

   Artist in Residence, Herhusid, Siglufjordur, Iceland

   Visiting Artist, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California

   Juror for Fort Worth School District Chair of Excellence, Visual Arts, Teaching award, Fort Worth, Texas

2016      The Arctic Circle Summer Solstice Expedition 2016, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

   Visiting Artist, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

   Visiting Artist, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

   TCU Faculty Led Study Abroad, Panama + Nicuaragra

   Juror for Fort Worth School District Chair of Excellence, Visual Arts, Teaching award, Fort Worth, Texas

   Curator, Idea Launch Gallery, TCU School of Business, Fort Worth, Texas

   Portfolio Reviewer, ISAS Fine Arts Festival, San Antonio, Texas

2015      Mock Interviewer, College Art Association Conference, New York, New York

   Visiting Artist, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

   Juror for Fort Worth School District Chair of Excellence, Visual Arts, Teaching award, Fort Worth, Texas

   Portfolio Reviewer, ISAS Fine Arts Festival, Country Day School, Fort Worth, Texas

   Curator, Idea Launch Gallery, TCU School of Business, Fort Worth, Texas

   Chancellor Scholarship Interview Panelist, TCU, Fort Worth, Texas Christian University

2014       Juror for Fort Worth School District Chair of Excellence Visual Arts teaching award, Fort Worth, Texas

    Curator, Idea Launch Gallery, TCU School of Business, Fort Worth, Texas

2013       Painting and Drawing Coordinator, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

2012       Visiting Artist, Department of Art and Art History, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennesse

    Guest Critic, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois

    Painting and Drawing Coordinator, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

2011       Visiting Artist, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

   Guest Artist / Lecturer, School of Art, Design, & Architecture, Judson University, Elgin, Illinois

2009     Artist in Resident, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

              Guest Critic, School of Art, Design, & Architecture, Judson University, Elgin, Illinois

2008     Assistant Curator of Exhibitions, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana

2006-08   Graduate Student Union, Departmental Representative, University of Notre Dame

2006-08   Honesty Committee, Department of Art, Art History and Design, University of Notre Dame

2007      Juror, Scholastic Art Awards, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana

               Juror, Badin Art Exhibition, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Publications and Media

2017    Autonomous Art Systems, guest co-editor, Media-N journal, fall issue

Roundup: Science & Technology at CAA: 2017, Sci Art Magazine, Feb. 2017

New American Paintings (online), Arthur Peña, April 15th, 2017

An uncommon journey, TCU magazine, Winter issue, Fort Worth, TX

Art Students explore mortality, TCU this week, May 15th, Fort Worth, TX

2016    Moby Dick Marathon (reader), Frank Stella exhibition, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

2015    Art Professor headed to Arctic Circle, TCU this week, November 23rd, 2015, Fort Worth, TX

2013    Fort Worth Fall Gallery Guide (Image), Fort Worth, TX

2012    In Visible, an artist’s perspective of the universe, Jessica Orwig, Fermilab Today, 11-15-2012

2011    Within the Landscape/the Landscape Within, Catalog, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron

Dark Energy, Dark Matter (review), Dan Grossman, NUVO, September 5th issue, Indianapolis, Indiana

Case Study: Adam Benjamin Fung, Jeriah Hildewine, Chicago Art Magazine, Chicago, Illinois

2009  Paintpresent, exhibition catalog and book, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky

Notre Dame Review, no. 28, Summer/Fall 2009, Front and Back Cover Art

2008  Antarctica (video), Department of News and Information, University of Notre Dame

Selected Public and Private Collections

Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, Washington

Fermilab Permanent Collection, Fermilab - US Department of Energy, Batavia, Illinois

South Bend Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, South Bend, Indiana

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Glassflake International, Jacksonville, Florida

Stephan Sigrist, Zurich, Switzerland

Tim Vermeulen, Washington, DC

William Lieberman, Chicago, Illinois             

Susan Roth Romans, Dallas, Texas

Larry Karaszewsk, Los Angeles, California

           Russell and Umilla Stead, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Jason Hoyer, Indianapolis, Indiana 

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