Sunhee Kim Jung
Artist Sunhee Kim Jung is a Korean-born American Artist. Sunhee Kim Jung is known as a painter of lush landscapes that express provocative ideas, beliefs, and feelings about life and death, loss and rebirth. Jung has been selected by the US Department of State's Art in Embassy Program for the third time. Four of her paintings have shown at the American Embassy in Rangoon, Burma in 2016-2019. She had taken part in a four person exhibition at Artbox Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland in October 2018.
She had her 12th solo exhibition at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Art Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA. She will have her 13th solo exhibition at the Carroll Mansion which is the Peale's inaugural exhibition at its temporary residence. Jung's paintings were selected into numerous juried shows internationally, nationally and regionally. The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Texas in 2017, Queens Museum of Art Partnership Gallery New York in 2016, The US Embassy in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 2010-2012, US Embassy in Rangoon, Burma in 2006-2008 in the US Department of State's Art in Embassy Program. The Costa Rica National Art Museum in San Jose, Costa Rica in 2011. The Eduard Vilde Museum, Tallin, Estonia, Florence Biennale (7th) in Italy, DANYA International Art Fair in Gimje, Korea in 2009. Alexandria Museum of Fine Art, Louisiana in 2007, Katzan Art Center in Washington DC in 2007.
Jung also organized the Korean International Exchange Art Show at the Anne Arundel Community College and was recognized as a Best Contributor and International Contributor from Korea Art International Exchange Association for bringing 20 Anne Arundel Community College's Faculty's work to the Korea Art International Exhibition in Seoul, Korea.
Jung earned BFA in painting from Corcoran College of Art & Design and her MFA in painting from American University. She is the Vice President of the "US-Korea Arts Foundation" in Washington D.C. which is the one of the greatest organization to introduce Korean culture and arts to America by working with the community, government, museums and international organizations. Jung was the President of the Korean American Artists Association – Washington Metropolitan Region from 2004 to 2006. Jung was teaching Art courses at the Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD from 2007 to 2018. Currently Jung is a directory member on the Han Mee Artists Association in Greater Washington area. Jung joined the Board of directors at the Anne Arundel County Arts Council in 4th years.
Her paintings have been featured WNAV radio, The Capital, The Gazette, The Tower Light, The Carroll County Times, Maryland Gazette, What's up? Media, Washington Woman Magazine, WKTV etc.
After her residency at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, which helped her to further develop her work, she had finished her second residency program at Tong Lau Space in Hong Kong in summer 2018.
She finished the Cuttyhunk Island artist residency workshop with Suzanne Brooker in June of 2019. She had received AHL: Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant 2019. Currently she is preparing the Mural Project in Thailand for non- profit organization that houses rescued trafficked children in March 2020. Her vision is to always strive to expand her work into the limitless territory of modern art.