Dominique Fung's portrait

Dominique Fung

Turning objects into people, and people into objects

“My art practice is a bricolage of ancestral memory, history, artefacts, stories, and the repurposing of ideas.”

Dominique Fung takes a fresh look at surrealist painting. She paints objects from museums and their catalogues. She also paints from auction catalogues, and historical artefacts. They come together in busy scenes with weird propositions. Swimming pools can be the same size as a teapot. Vases the same size as a door. The paintings have a soft fuzz, and their colours are warm too. Many have a honey-...

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Dominique Fung (she/her) was born in 1987 in Ottawa, Canada. She is based in Brooklyn, New York City.

Did you know?

Dominique Fung’s parents worked in a factory producing terra-cotta after leaving Hong-Kong. Now, Fung often paints these ceramics in her work and has reflected saying, “Maybe my relationship with ceramics is coming full circle”.

At Auction

Greenly (2019) sold in May 2022 at Philips for $63,000 – up to 530% over its estimate.

Collaborations with Dominique Fung