Richard Fung

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Richard Fung
Fung seaintheblood.gif
Sea in the Blood, 2000, 26 min., colour video
Born 1954
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Nationality Canadian
Known for video art
Notable work Sea in the Blood, 2000
Awards Bell Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement in Video Art

Richard Fung (born 1954) is a video artist who currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. He was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and is openly gay.[1]

Fung is also an associate professor at OCAD University.[2][3]


  • 2000 Bell Canada Award for outstanding achievement in video art[4]


  1. ^ Gross, Larry P; Woods, James D (1999), The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society, & Politics, Columbia University Press, p. 519, ISBN 0-231-10446-4 
  2. ^ OCAD University (December 9, 2012). "Faculty of Art – Faculty Members". Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  3. ^ Onsite [at] OCAD U (2014). "Generations of Queer" (PDF) (Exhibition catalogue). p. 11. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Toronto video artist Richard Fung wins Bell Canada Award in Video Art" (Press release). Canada Council for the Arts. March 26, 2001. Archived from the original on November 5, 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 


  • 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.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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