Toe Nail, 2007
Oil on canvas
140 x 200 cm

artist profile




lives and works

Chiang Mai, Thailand


BFA, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2007

about the artist

Young, pretty things with doe eyes, cherub cheeks, and velvety hair populate the canvases of Sung. Set against fairytale landscapes or within interiors reminiscent of plush Victorian settings, her protagonists go about their girlish pastimes or domestic duties clad in splendid princess gowns. Rendering her fantastical world complete, Sung then proceeds to sprinkle among the ribbons, flowers, and small animals disturbing dashes of horror and oblique insinuations of violence. Subverting expectations and upsetting proprieties, Sung denies her easy membership to the cartoon generation by drawing quietly uncomfortable and, consequently, endlessly intriguing pictures. Much in the spirit of Yoshitomo Nara’s lone toddlers or Aya Takano’s blushing nymphs, a cursory impression of vulnerability is but a portal into the unexpected. Specializing in painting, the artist presented her first solo exhibition at Greenberg Van Doren in New York, USA, and has participated in group shows within Thailand and abroad, including Roundabout, which traveled from the City Wellington Gallery in New Zealand to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel. 

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2011GROUP Roundabout, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

2010GROUP Roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

2009SOLO My Girls and Our World, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, USA

2005GROUP One by One, Chiang Mai City Art and Culture Museum, Thailand

GROUP Drawing in Environment, Ang Kaew Reservoir, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

2003GROUP The 40th Anniversary of Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Thailand