Albert Fung is a Philadelphia-based artist, yoga instrutor, and father.
His artwork is comprised of oil painting, printmaking, drawing, and mixed media. The images resemble places no one has been. But how they are strange is less important than how they are strangely familiar. Color leaves a taste in one's mouth. Pictorial rhythms land like body blows. The works are an opportunity to slow and bend the gaze. You look at them; then you look out onto their world; and then where you are no longer seems the same.
His yoga instruction cares for students. This care takes the form of slow precision. The knowledge that lies behind this precision was gained over fifteen years of practice — paying close attention to direct experience and relishing that which can hardly be described.
Albert Fung was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He earned his BFA in Printmaking from Rocheter Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. In 1993, he moved to New York to pursue art. Over the following eighteen years, in addition to making art and exhibiting it throughout the New York City area, he printed limited edition lithographs and later digital photographs and editions for artists. In 1996 he earned his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 2003, he begun the practice of yoga, which come to inform the whole rest of his life. The inclination towards precision, knowledge-gaining, and care would later manifest in a career as an IT Director. In 2011, he moved to Philadelphia; and in 2015 he gained his Certification in Yoga Teaching in 2015 from Motherheart Yoga Sangha in Philadelphia. Today, he makes and exhibits images, does the odd bit of IT support, teaches yoga, and raises his son.