Kelly Chuning

Works
Biography

Vulnerability is at the forefront of my work, calling attention to intimate moments with family members, friends, strangers, and even myself.

I consider my work autobiographical, examining the various forms of identity through speech and subjectivity. Being my own subject matter, I am dissecting the role of childhood and external/internal personas using language and fiber.
My work explores sexuality and the role of sexism, verbally and emotionally. Reclaiming ownership of language and exploiting it, bringing back its agency for myself and the viewer.

Vulnerability is at the forefront of my work, calling attention to intimate moments with family members, friends, strangers, and even myself.
Utilizing the materials of my upbringing, I am interested in the divergence of memory with material and how that dictates our perceived notions of subjectivity.

 

 

EDUCATION
Southern Utah University
2020: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts

Emphasis in Photography
Minor in Art History
Thesis: “PRETTY LITTLE THINGS”

 

AWARDS
2021: Honorable Mention, PHASES, Dear Artists, Virtual Exhibition

2021: Scholarship, MESH Online Masterclass with Guest Curators Rebecca Morse (LACMA) and Linsey Young (TATE), Fotofilmic
2021: Honorable Mention, A Global Virtual Exhibition curated by Gita Joshi, Create! Magazine

2020: Honorary Commencement Speaker 2020

2020: Outstanding Photography Student for the College of Performing & Visual Arts 2020: Summa Cum Laude

2018: Travel Grant from Southern Utah University for the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards

2018: Honorable Mention for Self Portraits, Julia Margaret Cameron Awards

2018: Proposal Shortlist, Athens Photo Festival

 

RESIDENCIES
2022: Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN

2017: National Parks Service, Zion National Park, UT

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2021: Second Annual Latela Curatorial Women in the Arts Exhibition, Latela Curatorial, Virtual Exhibition
2021: 25th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, New Orleans, LA
2021: SYMPHONIA, The Holy Art, Virtual Exhibition

2021: PxP Contemporary x All SHE Makes, PxP Contemporary, Virtual Exhibition

2021: She / Her / They / Them International Exhibition, IncuArts Gallery, Virtual Exhibition

2021: HER WEIGHT IN GOLD: An International Women’s Showcase curated by Mollie E. Barnes (She Curates), Visionary Art Collective, Virtual Exhibition
2020: Reclaimed, Reimagined, Field Projects Gallery, New York City

2020: ART IN THE TIME OF CORONATM, Dab Art Co., Virual Exhibition

2020: Hot Bits Festival, Virtual Exhibition

2020: Senior BFA Capstone Exhibition, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT 2019: Compendium, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT

2019: The Handmade Photograph: Contemporary Photographers Working in Historic Processes, Bostick & Sullivan, Sante Fe, MN

2018: The Essential, LoosenArt, Rome, Italy  

2018: 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona, Spain

2018: Alteration, LoosenArt, Rome, Italy

2018: Midwest Photo Emerge, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

2018: Evidence, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT

2016: Find Your Park, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT

 

PUBLICATIONS
2021: Interview with Kelly Chuning, ArteMorbida – Textile Arts Magazine

2021: The Art Matters Issue, Winter 2021/22, Go Local Flathead Magazine

2021: Issue 2 Winter 2021, Art Seen Magazine

2021: Issue 1, Artsin Square

2021: Volume 14, Friend of The Artist

2021: Issue #2 curated by Alicia Puig (CEO & Co-Founder of PxP Contempoary), All SHE Makes

2021: Issue #25; Special Annual Womxn Edition curated by Danielle Krysa (The Jealous Curator), Create! Magazine
2021: ART IN THE TIME OF CORONATM, Dab Art Co.

2020: Issue NO. 28, Kolob Canyon Review

2020: Lips Zine, Online Publication

2020: Volume VI: Health, Femme Fotale

2019: Self-Portrait Issue NO. 139, Shots Magazine

2018: Issue NO. 26, Kolob Canyon Review

2018: Inspire: A Visual Arts Lookbook, Thunderground

2017: Revolt (Vol. 1, Issue 4), Thunderground

 

COLLECTIONS

2021: LACMA Balch Art Research Library

2018: The Gallery Awards Exhibition Collection

2018: Permanent Collection, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT