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Meet Pricilla Jin Chung

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pricilla Jin Chung.

Pricilla Jin, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Firstly, I am a British-Korean. Not half British and half Korean. But I would like to say I am 100% British and 100% Korean.

I was born and raised in South West London, growing up in a Korean household. At the age of 18, I traveled alone to Seoul, South Korea, to pursue acting at Hanyang University. After living in Seoul for 5 years, I decided to take my next step and got accepted into the MFA Acting Program at California Institute of the Arts. I am currently in my final year at CalArts and am transitioning into what it means to be a Professional Actor.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
“The world is your canvas”; as cliche as this may sound, I truly believe that we are surrounded by creativity, imagination, and Art. The Art we create becomes our history, someone else’s memory, and an audience’s experience. The key to great work is storytelling. I constantly have to remind myself that we are playing characters who are breathing just as we are, whether they are fictional or not. I believe as an artist, it is my responsibility to portray these characters in a way where they can become a reflection of oneself. A glimpse moment where someone can see a deeper part of themselves in a short second. I believe actors have the power and ability to access this deeper space and to inspire and be inspired.

What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
Show grace to yourself and trust your gut. Whatever that means to you, no one else can justify that feeling you have. We have learned a bunch of do’s and don’ts, rules within this Artistic world we believe we need to follow to get to where we want. However, if your gut tells you to go against that because you sense something you may not be able to put into words right now… believe it. This work takes an enormous amount of courage. We all have unique artistry within us, evolving from our own history, fingerprints, and story. I have found that this is one of the most important voices to PRACTISE to listen to and live out.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Best way to see my work is through my website:
Also, I upload a lot of my work on Instagram. Although I am private about my process as it is so personal to me, I frequently post upcoming shows. Instagram: pricilla_jin_chung

NEXT SHOW: “The Summer in Gossensass & Molly’s Dream” by Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Zoe Moore, at California Institute of the Arts.
Show Dates will be December 6th – 10th, 2019.
Keep a lookout on my Instagram!

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Headshots: Luke Fontana
3 portrait Artsy Shots: Maxine Helfman
Photo with the guitar: Hao Feng
Photo of three actor’s, hugging: Vanessa Crocini
Photo with cigarette in hand and wig on: Manon Manavit
Photo of tall building: Ziyi Jin

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