Jian Jung is a New York based set and costume designer for theaters and operas.
Jung’s design works have been acclaimed as 'innovative', 'inventive', 'genius' and 'spectacular' by major press such as The New York Times, LA Times, Time Out, and many others.
Jung received a 2015 Edith Lutyens & Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Award, and was nominated for 2019 Henry Hewes Design Award. Her work was exhibited in Prague Quadrennial 2015, the world’s largest scenography exhibition.
Jung's theater works have been in many New York theaters including Classic Stage Company, The Kitchen, The Bushwick Starr, The Flea, Abrons Arts Center, Theater Row, ART/NY, and Soho Rep, as well as outside of New York such as in Venezuela, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Korea, and Los Angeles.
Jung’s works for opera have been shown in Lincoln Center Juilliard School, Long Beach Opera (CA), Huntington Theater in Boston, Manhattan School of Music, Hofstra University, and Waterfront Museum among many venues.
Jung received an MFA in Theater Design from New York University. She also received an MFA in Environmental Design and BA in Philosophy from Ewha Women’s University in Korea, where she grew up.
She taught Theater Design in Stony Brook University for 5 years.