fine arts department
Sammy Chong will be serving as a Lecturer/Teaching Assistant this academic year. He uses his experience in painting on canvas as a starting point for creating multi-layered installations. With a background in theology and philosophy, Sammy’s studio practice builds on the notion of individual identity and transcendental meaning in contemporary society. His recent body of work, “So Close/So Distant”, portrays the challenges of engagement, maintaining being, and building relationships in modern societies. Sammy has also explored the notion of the labyrinth as a metaphor of finding sense in struggle. In the past, he has taught courses in the History of Christian Art, and Theology and Film, at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador.
MFA, Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA. 2012.
STL, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA. 2006.
MDiv, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA. 2004.
Continuing Education, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. 2002–2005.
Bachillerato, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, 1999.
2012 “New England Collective III” Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA.
2012 “So Close, So Distant” Tufts University, Medford, MA.
2011 “Profiles of the [Dis]Connected” Emerson College, Boston, MA.
2009 “Labyrinths” Fundacion Caspicara, Quito, Ecuador.
2005 “Pied Beauty” Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO.
2003 “Life as a Canvas” WJST/EDS Library, Cambridge, MA.