Sunny J calls herself an erroneous narrator. She invents stories of identity confusions and plurality, and hides them under cruel eroticism.
With a multifaceted practice spreading across painting, performance, textile, installation, and various crafts, her fundamental visual research rests on the definition of identity. She drains inspiration from the Dissociative Identity Disorder, portraying the mutual manipulation that happens between the selves within one body, and exploring the temporal and spatial discrepancies that result from such identity multiplication. Although the inquiry itself is universal, the artist's initial motivation is highly personal. It is a constant interrogation vis-à-vis her own story as a Chinese woman wandering in Western countries.
Sunny J received her BA in Studio Arts from the University of Rochester (USA), and her MFA in Painting from the National Higher School of Visual Arts - "La Cambre" in Brussels, Belgium. She has been an artist in residency in China, Spain, Bulgaria, Belgium, and recently a resident at the Swatch Peace Art Hotel in Shanghai, China. Her works are in multiple private and public collections in three continents.
Sunny J lives and works between Cincinnati and Brussels.