Eric Sung

Eric Sung

Department of Art


MFA-Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University, Bloomington
Room: Hunt-Cavanagh 216

Area(s) of Expertise:

Studio Art
Interdisciplinary Teaching
Engaged Learning and Scholarship
Experiential Learning

Biographical Information:

Eric E. Sung is a professor in the Department of Art and Art History and an artist scholar and cultural worker. Sung’s artworks have been showcased in internationally renowned exhibition venues and public spaces. His art, research, and community empowerment projects were supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH), Providence Department of Art, Culture, and Tourism (ACT), and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).

His innovative and creative vision has materialized multiple interdisciplinary ideas into action with a diverse group of stakeholders. Sung’s experiential scholarship and companion works have appeared internationally in peer-reviewed and juried conferences and venues, including the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA), Imagining America (IA), International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement International Conference (IARSLCE), and Global University Network for Innovation International Conference (GUNI).

Sung was appointed as the founding director for Business and Innovation Program in 2018. Currently, he is a member of WARP Artist Collective and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) and the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).

Area of Expertise:

Contemporary Photography: Arts for Interdisciplinary: Engaged Scholarship: Experiential Learning: Arts for the Community

Selected Awards and Honors

Arts Research Grant, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Certificate, Business Strategy, Harvard Business School (HBS)

Certificate, Mastering Design Thinking, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Award, 1st Place, Juried Exhibition by International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)

Chico Springs Portfolio Review

Selected Exhibitions and Presentation

‘Portales: Reimagining the Future’, Arts Exhibition and Participatory Action Research, Providence, Rhode Island

‘Visual Literacy for Rebuilding Community Solidarity and Re-Imagining the Future’, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

‘Re-Imagining the Arts of Community Engagement: Photography and Storytelling as Gateways to Building Relations and Creating a New Commons.’, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

‘Place as Witness’, Public Exhibition, Providence, Rhode Island

‘Seeing Across Disciplines’, Juried International Exhibition

‘Society for Photography Education Combined Caucus Exhibition’, Juried International Exhibition

Courses Taught:

ART 171 Introduction to Photography
ART 273 Introduction to Digital Photography
ART 333 Community Lens
ART 490 Independent Study