Jin Jung is a Jersey City-based visual artist whose work threads personal experience and local history. Her sculptural objects, videos, performances, environments, and art in public spaces often weave between public knowledge and personal stories reflecting her ever-present artistic and existential investigation into who she is and where she belongs. Jin draws inspiration from her immigrant background and her experience in the art world as one of many working behind its most prestigious artists and institutions around the globe. Using time-based media, she invites her viewers to question the boundaries between play and reality and how trust and language shape our understanding of the world and our place in it.
Born in Seoul, Jin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and her Master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jin founded the collaborative project WERE HERE JC in 2021, creating blue plaques spotlighting the people’s history on private and public fences and street signs all over Jersey City.
Jin received a 2022 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a 2022 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Jersey City Arts Council. Her collaborative project, WERE HERE JC, earned the Jersey City Arts Council’s Public Art Award in 2022.