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May Sun is a Los Angeles based artist who is active in multiple disciplines and professional pursuits as a public artist, studio based artist, interdisciplinary artist and art educator. She has exhibited internationally and her large scale multi-media installation UnderGround is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. Her work is also in the permanent collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum as well as other public institutions and private collections. Awards include two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Getty Fellowship for the Visual Arts, a Silver Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (for the MOCA produced radio version of L.A./River/China/Town), a Vesta Award from the Woman’s Building and an Honor Award (for Robert Kennedy Inspiration Park) from the Westside Urban Forum in Los Angeles. Public art commissions include the Robert Kennedy Inspiration Park at the site of the former Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Union Station Gateway Center in downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood and Western Red Line Subway Station in Hollywood, Culver City’s City Hall, a public plaza for Boston’s Chinatown (part of the Rose Kennedy Greenway) and the San Antonio International Airport in San Antonio, Texas.

She received her B.A. in Art from UCLA and attended the MFA program at Otis Art Institute.

See artwork by May Sun here.

 Alumnx Exploration Series: May Sun ('79 MFA Fine Arts)

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