by Everlyn Sum

a device such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations that assists in remembering something.

Somewhere between the familiar and the uncanny, playfulness and melancholy, togetherness and division; Evelyn Sum’s ceramics sculptures evoke viewers’ curiosity to re-examine the mixed cultures and embodiment of opposed identities. Through her lens as a first generation immigrant from Hong Kong, the seemingly naive subject matters blurs the distinction between memory and the imagined.

Evelyn Sum is an Artist and Curator based in New York. She was born in Hong Kong (1995) and graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. Exhibitions: Stardust, Mihn Gallery, Hong Kong, 2020 (Group) Sculpture Space NYC, New York, 2019 (Group) SAIC Fall BFA, The Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL , 2017 Curatorial Projects: Come, but please don’t stay, 2017, Chicago, IL Accounts of the Numinous, 2015, Neiman Center Gallery, Chicago, IL