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.
Selected theater credits include THE NOSEBLEED at Lincoln Center Claire Tow Theater and Woolly Mammoth Theater (DC), OCEAN FILIBUSTER at A.R.T. (Boston), KISS at Wilma Theater (Philadelphia), BODIES THEY RITUAL at Wild Project, THE DAY YOU BEGIN at Kennedy Center (DC), SUICIDE FOREST at Bushwick Starr and ART/NY, and LUDIC PROXY at Soho Rep and Japan Society.
Her theater work has been in many NYC theaters including Classic Stage Company, HERE, The Kitchen, The Flea, Abrons Arts Center, Theater Row, Target Margin, and Mabou Mines. Her international work has been in Venezuela, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Korea.
Opera and musical credits include DIE FREISCHUTZ at Wolf Trap Opera (VA), PROMENADE at Fisher Center in Bard, LUCIO SILLA and EZIO at Huntington Theater (Boston), LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Juilliard, and MOSKVA, CHEREOMUSHKI at Long Beach Opera (CA).
Jung received Barrymore Award for KISS directed by Fadi Skeiker at Wilma Theater, and Edith Lutyens & Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Award for Aya Ogawa’s LUDIC PROXY. She 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.