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Adam Fung - Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX, US

Adam Fung

Associate Professor of Art | Texas Christian University


Adam Fung's art studies issues such as climate change, patterns of nature and the universe.





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BEYOND NATURE: KTCU Interview with the 2016 Arctic Circle Residency Artists possible magic preview Exhibition Tour of “Interpreting Renditions of Nature, Community, and Self”




Adam Fung is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. He received his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from Western Washington University. Fung also attended Virginia Commonwealth University for Art Foundations.

Fung works primarily as a Painter and has a dynamic range of research interests that touch upon issues such as climate change, landscape, patterns and the make up of the universe. Fung’s work often arises from direct experience and primary sources. Recent examples of this practice include the 2016 Arctic Circle Artist Residency and Expedition around the archipelago of Svalbard and a road trip around west Texas and New Mexico that allowed the artist to visit sites of interest including Observatories, Dark Sky Parks, Marfa, and Spaceport America. His paintings can be found in public art collections at Microsoft, South Bend Museum of Art, and the US Department of Energy’s Fermilab, as well as numerous private collections. Fung recently completed his first film project, titled the uncommon. The 3-channel film was shot primarily using a drone in the Arctic Circle.

Fung has had recent solo exhibitions across the United States in Dallas, Chicago, Seattle, and the University of Oklahoma. Fung maintains a rigorous professional schedule - exhibiting nationally and internationally, in art fairs, group exhibitions, and recently presented Beyond Nature, a curatorial project concerning the state of the high Arctic and artist expeditions at TCU in April 2017.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Art Exhibitions

Disappearing Ice Masses

Demonstrating the Close Relationship between Art, Music and Science

Painting and Drawing

Accomplishments (5)

The Arctic Circle Artist Residency and Summer Solstice Expedition, Longyearbyen, Svalbard


Junior Faculty Summer Research Program (Grant), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX


Research and Creative Activity Fund (Grant), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX


Artist in Residence, Herhusid Artist Residency, Iceland


Research and Creative Activity Fund (Grant), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX


Education (3)

University of Notre Dame: M.F.A., Painting 2008

Western Washington University: B.F.A., Studio Art 2005

Virginia Commonwealth University: n/a, Art Foundations 2000

Media Appearances (2)

Adam Fung’s Uncommon Arctic Adventure

TCU Magazine  


When Fung, assistant professor of art, heard about a residency sponsored by the Arctic Circle, a nonprofit organization with a mission to introduce artists and scientists to the planet’s North in hopes they would become advocates, he wanted to apply. Through art, Fung said, he could act as an ambassador for the Arctic. But mixing studio art projects, family life and teaching duties meant waiting until his busy schedule would allow a three-week trip. The stars eventually aligned, and the Arctic Circle selected Fung to be among the 28 participants on its 2016 Summer Solstice journey.

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Art surprises in unexpected places

TCU 360  


Art in Unexpected Places is an assignment in the Drawing II class and was founded by Adam Fung, an assistant professor of art. “We do projects like the Unexpected Places where we take drawings and place it around campus,” Fung said. “So we don’t go and do this project in a class and nobody sees it. So this way the entire campus gets to see what we’re doing.”

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