Bunker Projects Welcomes New Residents Anny Chen and Krystal DiFronzo

Artist Anne Chen holding her creations. Courtesy Bunker Projects.

Pittsburgh, PA (March 18th, 2022) /PressRelease.news/Bunker Projects has launched a unique craft fellowship and residency generously funded by the Opportunity Fund. The two new resident artists incorporate craft methods and history in their contemporary practices.

Artist Anne Chen holding her creations. Courtesy Bunker Projects.

ANNY CHEN makes things you can touch. Curious about the diasporic migration of artifacts, her creations knock-off the objects of her Chinese-American upbringing, adopting strategies of appraisal, appropriating, and deception towards generating sediment and exaggerating value. She has exhibited in Toronto’s Chinatown Biennial, released a line of goods at Wing on Wo & Co in NYC and shown at various spaces in Pittsburgh.

In addition to her sculpture, she has worked as a teacher with Assemble, Prototype, Tech Shop, and the Braddock Library. She is one-third of JADED, a collective seeking to organize healing and artistic programming for the AAPI community with events such as REST at the CMOA, community picnics, distributing self-defense kits and are partnering with CMOA and OPA to offer an upcoming workshop series. Currently, Anne works as an Outreach Associate with the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. She assists with programming for the Center of Architecture Explorations, Pre-College, and makes connections with the larger Pittsburgh educational community. Anne holds a Bachelor degree in Socially Engaged Art from Goddard College.

Artist Krystal DiFronzo. Courtesy Bunker Projects.

KRYSTAL DIFRONZO utilizes natural dye, silk painting, weaving, sculpture, drawing, and video. Their work seeks out histories surrounding the relationships between pharmakon, ecology, symbiosis, illness, desire, and magic. They use these histories as a framework to construct slippery narratives that weave together past bodies with personal poetics and contemporary struggles with labor, medicine, and environmental collapse.

Born in 1989 in Chicago, IL, DiFronzio is an artist and educator based in Ridgewood, Queens. They received their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 and their MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale School of Art in 2020. They have held solo exhibitions at Hume, Chicago; Ballroom Projects, Chicago; and Dirt Palace in Providence, RI. Their work has been shown in group exhibitions at Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Field Projects, New York; and and digitally through The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and Perrotin Gallery.They have been an artist in residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts and at Lafayette College’s Experimental Printmaking Institute. In Summer 2022, they will exhibit a solo exhibition at Wavehill in the Bronx, NY as part of their Sunroom Project Space and participate in a two-person exhibition at Kingfish Gallery in Buffalo, NY.

About Bunker Projects

Bunker Projects is an artist residency and experimental gallery specializing in contemporary and multidisciplinary art-making. By blending the production, exhibition and interpretation of art we center the work of local and visiting artists. Bunker provides a unique and productive environment for artists to advance their career and make new interpersonal connections. Equity and sustainability is a core belief as we work to uplift people from diverse backgrounds in the arts.

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