Hong Hong

I am an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans papermaking, sculpture, performance and installation. My work explores the formation of personal landscapes in contemporary settings and the conditions that shape it, such as migration, exile, meteorological events, topographic memory, myth and the temporal parameters of human perception. I am interested in the juncture of cultural, climate and geological change, and the impact and experience of deep time as well as the immediate moment.Since 2016, I have been defining and expanding an on-going, multidisciplinary effort loosely titled Everlasting Ephemera.

For this project, I experimented with reflective plastics, such as cellophane and Mylar, to construct ephemeral, environmental structures. I also worked with Kozo, which is the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree, to create site-responsive, monumental sheets of paper. I consider both processes to be ritualistic, private performances. Like objects in an Eastern shrine, the same materials are assembled at different locations, and derive new meaning through changing contexts. Within this cyclical and nomadic practice, each incarnation functions as an abstract temporal measurement, similar to an exhaled breath or the swing of a pendulum.

Born in Hefei, China, Hong Hong is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans papermaking, installation, and performance. Her work explores the human perception of landscape in contemporary settings and the conditions that shape it, such as meteorological events and migration. Hong earned her MFA in 2014 from the University of Georgia and her BFA in 2011 from the State University of New York at Potsdam. Her work has been exhibited across the United States in shows at Jewett Arts Center, Real Art Ways, Madison Museum of Art, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, New Mexico History Museum, and Georgia Museum of Art. Hong is the recipient of grants and commissions from Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Greater Hartford Arts Council, and Artspace New Haven. She has been an artist-in-residence at PLAYA, the Morgan Conservatory, and I-Park. Hong currently lives in Connecticut, where you can find her making paper in empty parking lots, petting other people’s dogs or working on a yearlong, site-specific project called Everlasting Ephemera.
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Sculpture, Printmaking, Installation



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