Jian Jung is a New York based set designer from Korea.
Jung’s design work has been acclaimed as ‘innovative’, ‘inventive’, ‘genius’ and ‘spectacular’ by major press such as The New York Times.
While her productions range from classic masterpieces to new plays, her design always focuses on innovative delivery of the piece, provoking audience’s expectations.
Jung recently designed The Nosebleed at Lincoln Center Claire Tow Theater, Ocean Filibuster at A.R.T (Boston), Kiss at Wilma Theater (Philadelphia) and The Day You Begin at Kennedy Center (DC).
Her theater work has been in many NYC theaters including Classic Stage Company, ART/NY, HERE, The Wild Project, The Kitchen, Bushwick Starr, The Flea, Abrons Arts Center, Theater Row, Soho Rep, Target Margin, and Mabou Mines. Her international work has been in Venezuela, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Korea.
Her opera and musical work have been in Bard Fisher Center, Juilliard School, Wolf Trap Opera (VA), Long Beach Opera (CA), and Huntington Theater (Boston).
Jung received Edith Lutyens & Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Award for Aya Ogawa’s Ludic Proxy, and was nominated for Henry Hewes Design Award for Haruna Lee’s Suicide Forest. Her design in Venezuela was presented in Prague Quadrennial 2015.
Jung received an MFA in Theater Design from New York University, and an MFA in Environmental Design from Ewha Women’s University in Korea, where she was born and grew up.
She teaches at NYU Tisch Design and Sarah Lawrence College.