Sammy Chong

My studio practice elaborates on issues of identity as a social construct. Our sense of individual is formed by interactions with others. We are not beings in a vacuum, but rather in milieus of shared narratives within a specific context and time. Through my work I create stories that allow me to grasp realities that otherwise would pass by undiscerned or disregarded. Just as art helps me to find meaning and be aware of my surroundings, I expect my work to nudge viewers to be conscious of their own.