Mingdong Sun’s artistic practice analyzes the sympathies of human desires in order to heal childhood trauma on a personal and societal level to reduce psychological violence. His works are fairytales of imaginary creatures that reflect his thinking about the relationship between himself and society. Composed of found objects or found concepts and origami animals, they become symbols of the outside environment that contain the spirit and support the structure of the work. By combining the mixed objects in the works, Sun attempts to create a system where the compositions contain each other while they are twisting the balance, forming an unearthly harmony.
Mingdong Sun received a MA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2020. In 2022, he was Assistant Curator for the exhibition Under the Skin, Between the Machines at the How Museum in Shanghai, China. Mingdong Sun was awarded this solo Revealed exhibition following his participation in The Sculpture Center’s exhibition The Shape of Sculpture: Recent Cranbrook Graduates in 2020.