Sea in the Blood, 2000, 26 min., colour video
Port of Spain, Trinidad
|Known for||video art|
|Notable work(s)||Sea in the Blood, 2000|
|Awards||Bell Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement in Video Art|
Fung's work investigates themes of queer sexuality, postcolonialism and issues of diaspora and family. His video pieces include My Mother's Place (1990), Sea in the Blood (2000) and Islands (2002) and have been screened internationally. A former Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for Media, Culture and History at New York University, he teaches at the Ontario College of Art & Design. Fung has taught at University of California at Irvine, California Institute for the Arts and SUNY Buffalo. He received the McKnight Fellowship at Intermedia Arts Centre for Arts Criticism and Asian American Renaissance, Minneapolis-St. Paul (1996) and the Bulloch Award for best Canadian work in the Inside Out Film and Video Festival (1996). In 2001 he won the Bell Canada Award for Lifetime Achievement in Video Art and the Toronto Arts Award for Media Arts.
- Fung, Richard. "The Trouble with Asians" and "Negotiating Lesbian and Gay Subjects". Selected papers from the Fifth Annual Lesbian and Gay Studies Conference, held at Rutgers University in 1991. Monica Dorenkamp and Richard Henke, editors. New York: Routledge, 1995. 123-130. ISBN 978-0-415-90833-7
- Fung, Richard. "Looking for My Penis: The Eroticized Asian in Gay Video Porn," in The Columbia Reader on Lesbians & Gay Men in Media. Larry Gross and James Woods, editors. New York, 1999. 235-253.
- Pidduck, Julianne. "New Queer Cinema and Experimental Video." New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader. Michele Aaron (ed). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004. 80-97. ISBN 0-7486-1725-6
- Lee, Helen and Kerri Sakamoto, eds. Like Mangoes in July: The Work of Richard Fung. Toronto: Insomniac Press, 2002. ISBN 1-894663-22-5