Hùng Lê (‘22 Fiber)
2022 Windgate Fellow Hung Lee's work investigates the Vietnam War and his experience as a Vietnamese immigrant, in particular the societal expectations of living as an Asian-American. He pulls inspiration from memories, those of his family, and history, specifically analyzing themes such as immigration, the American Dream, and the military.
Utilizing fabric, photographs, and found objects in combination with laser engraving and woodworking, he creates installations and wall hangings as a way to digest new information while also highlighting hidden narratives. Within his work, he's interested in how personal memory is retained within objects and photographs compared to how collective or national memory is created through education, archives, and propaganda.