Doris Ha-Lin Sung
Arts & Expression, Visual Art
She is a Toronto-based visual artist and curator. She graduated with a master's degree in Fine Arts in 2004 and is currently a PhD candidate in the Social and Political Thought program at York University.
Sung's artwork explores the Daoist idea of transformation. She has had solo and group exhibitions in various galleries in Toronto, China and her native Hong Kong, including the Art Gallery of York University, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, A Space, Red Head Gallery, Lennox Contemporary, Glendon Gallery, Shangdong Qingdao Art Gallery, and the Hong Kong Art Centre.
Sung's academic research focuses on Chinese women's painting and multimedia artwork from the 1900s to the present, as well as transnational flows of culture. Sung's research interests are reflected in her curatorial work, which include the exhibitions 'Shaping the Orbit' (A Space Gallery), 'Calligraphy-ism' (Cedar Ridge Gallery), and 'Canada and the World: Asian Imaginings' (Gales Gallery).
Sung is also an active member in the art community. Sung has served on the boards of the artist-run centres of A Space and Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, and was a Steering Committee member of ZEN-MIX 2000: Pan Asian Visual Arts Network, a collective of emerging Asian-Canadian artists and curators who organized the visual arts component of the Asian Heritage Month celebrations in Toronto.