Fleisher From a Distance: Wind Challenge Edition with Yvonne Lung
While Fleisher’s exhibitions are on pause, join us online on Mondays for compelling conversations with past and present Wind Challenge artists. Established in 1978, the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series has enriched the lives of countless visitors and introduced audiences to contemporary art created by the region’s emerging artists. The Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is made possible thanks to generous support from the Dina Wind Art Foundation and Fleisher members.
Yvonne Lung, a 2009 Wind Challenge artist, is an Asian-American interdisciplinary artist with work ranging from sculpture, performance, and video to social practice. Her work is about social change through interaction, learning what we have in common by using her heritage as a vehicle to address shared experiences despite cultural differences.
She received her MFA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and her BFA from Texas Tech University. She was a co-founding member of Practice Gallery in Philadelphia and currently teaches at Tyler School of Art and Architecture as an adjunct professor. She is also the general manager of Nichole Canuso Dance Company and the ceramic studio coordinator at University City Arts League.
Grants awarded include an artist grant from the Nevada Council of the Arts and two Art and Change Grants from the Leeway Foundation. Artist residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Manymini Residency, Art Omi International Artist Residency, and Asian Arts Initiative’s Social Practice Lab Artist-in-Resident. She is currently the co-captain of the Philadelphia Chinatown Dragon Boat Team and a member of the Radical Asian American Womxn’s Collective. Her latest project is the exterior mural for the Chinatown Crane Building at 10th and Vine streets. She resides in NE Philadelphia with her partner, Dustin, who is also an artist.
This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 but is limited to a maximum number of 100 participants. Advanced registration is required. The event will be hosted through Zoom, which can be accessed on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices. We highly recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device in advance. You will receive a URL to join the event after you complete the registration process.