Using the qualities of simple cloth and the practice of domestic, gender-specific, and labor intensive tasks as an art medium, Mung Lar Lam poses questions concerning the history of these activities, the positioning of women and labor in society, and the relevance of classical media in contemporary art. Her works include Ironings, Stitchings, in-situ drawings, performative installations, and videos.
Mung was born in colonial Hong Kong. She was shortlisted for the 2006 SECA Award at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and she was an artist in residence at CitíƒÂ© Internationale des Arts, Paris. In her extensive experience in the field of design, she has served as director of trim and packaging and manager of product analysis at Gap, Inc., director of product development and technical design at Spiegel, and head designer for various design houses in New York and Paris.
Adjunct Professor, Textiles