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Notes on Nomad Art-Making

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July 29, 2017

At the end of my residency at Centro Negra, in Blanca, Spain, supported by the AADK Spain team, I presented an open-studio-type exhibition which featured two major installations. 

During the entire month of July, I have been able to know a different way of living and constructing, an unfamiliar rhythm of thinking and researching. I am especially inspired by the...

May 12, 2017

At the exhibition Beyond the Body, organized by Belgian gallery Commonplaces, Sunny J presented an exclusive performance work specifically conceived for the exhibition. 

"The Making of a Lady" traces the many legends and historical practices concerning the modification of the human body, especially the female body. Traditions such as the Amazonian warr...

September 28, 2016

Sunny J, at her young age of 23, already possesses a rich, if not at least intriguing, artistic practice. Among many mediums she is adept at, performance is her way of questioning established societal values such as the marriage ; the artist also expresses herself through painting, currently her main and most glorified medium. 

Her artistic journey, till to...

September 1, 2015

Wedding of All Times


As a participant of the Art Residency "Ritual Art - Time and Space", in Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria, Sunny planned and conducted a wedding for herself.  Her past self and future self united in the ritual of a wedding symbolize the fusion of the two times.  The entire village of Gorna Lipnitsa were participants of this unique ceremony, and the...

July 31, 2015


August 14-23, 2015

Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria


I am honored to be selected as one of the 10 participants at the Old School Residency this year. 



This short-term residency will be held in Gorna Lipnitsa, a historical village rich in Bugarian folklores and rituals.  Its mission is to explore and expand the concept of Ritual Art, namely, exploying rituals as an art...

July 5, 2015

Three of my recent works will be featured in Makers Gallery and Studio's one night event, Rebuild.This event invites rochester community to gather around great art from local artists and to aide in any way we can in the rebuilding effort in nepal.  The works will be auctioned off on saturday, july 11th, 2015 with 100% of the proceeds go...

May 21, 2015


Thesis research project and solo exhibition

Not A Single One explores the coexistence of multiple identities within the same person, and also tests the public’s credulity to “official” information.

Sunny secretly invents two personas who publicly join her exhibition:

Anastazja Luna (Madame Luna) is a professional fortune-teller from France.  Her la...

May 20, 2015


Performance on May 14, 2015, at the Interfaith Chapel of the University of Rochester



This 6-hour performance aims to commemorate the victims of recent terrorist attacks and natural catastrophes, notably the Kenya killing and Nepal earthquake.  The artist hangs 147 red strings in honor of the 147 innocent students killed in Kenya on April 2,...

March 29, 2015


Living sculpture performance during an open studio session on Mar 29, 2015, at Sage Art Center, University of Rochester.


Sunny and her friends insert multiple unknown limbs into her studio, a space full of her artworks that portray a surplus of mysterious arms and legs.  




February 25, 2015

Madame Anastazja Luna and Frau Minse Zonge join Sunny's thesis exhibition

I am excited to annouce that a renowned French fortune-teller, Anastazja Luna, and an Austrian art critic, Minse Zonge, will be joining me at my thesis exhibition. Madame Luna will display some intricate drawings of me based upon her readings of  my future.  Frau Zonge will be the curato...

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