Gianna Chun is a photo-based artist from Hong Kong and Singapore, currently based in Baltimore for her BFA in photography (2021) at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She spent the majority of her life growing up in Beijing, China, and the amalgamation of different cultures has led her to address the question “What is Home?”.
Using photography, immersive installations and interactive art-community making, Gianna addresses the complexity and nuances of identity. Exploring the sense of belonging, relationships, intimacy, growth and change, they focus on the LGBTQ+ community and existing in an in-between third-culture space.
Gianna’s work has been exhibited at Art Depot 798 in Beijing, China, ObjectIfs in Singapore, as well as the Meyerhoff Gallery, Decker Library and Main 0 Gallery at MICA. Her first solo show featuring Q&A opened in October 2020 in the Pinkard Gallery (due to Covid-19, it was moved to an online platform). Her work was also featured in Straits Times and is the recipient of the Jan Meyer Photography Traveling Fellowship '21.
Gianna's commercial work lies in fashion and beauty. She has worked with luxury skin care brands to up and coming designers to small companies. Through her knowledge behind the scenes as a fibres maker, she brings a unique perspective to photographing fashion and beauty. With a focus on pushing for true inclusivity and diversity, Gianna's commercial work paints a unique picture from the industry norm.
Please contact her for collaborations and more information.
Current Location: Baltimore, MD, open to work on the east coast.
MICA Pinkard Gallery, Baltimore MD, ‘20 (Due to COVID-19, the exhibition was moved to an online platform)
selection, group shows
Look Beyond (participated as an invited artist, three month collaborative exhibition)
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, ‘21
Gillman Barracks, Singapore, ’21
Shooting Home Youth Awards (Juried)
Objectifs - Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore, ’21
We Are Everywhere
In conjunction with the AK/OK Collective, Fox 2 Gallery, MICA, ‘20
Terrault Gallery, Baltimore, MD, ‘20
Undergraduate Juried Exhibition (Juried)
MICA Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD, ‘19 (Juried by Blair Murphy, Curator of Exhibitions at Arlington Arts Center in Arlington and Carlyn Thomas, Director of Terrault Gallery, Baltimore)
What's Your Name? (Juried)
MICA Centre for Identity and Inclusion, Baltimore, MD, '19
Accumulation, A Community Show
MICA Decker Library, Baltimore, MD, '18
Identity: What’s Your Story? (Juried)
MICA Main 0 Gallery, Baltimore, MD, ‘18
The Banana Arts Exhibition (Juried)
Art Depot 798, Beijing, China, ‘17
Shooting home: What 'home' means to these young photographers, Straights Times, newspaper feature, ‘21
LUST, Killer And A Sweet Thang and It’s Not Personal, zine, ‘ 18