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Artist Statement

I
n my painting, I try to recreate my own viewpoint for the viewer.
My creative begins with search for subject matter that is captivating both spatially and in its forms.
My subject matter comes from various sources, including nature.
After I absorb the feel of scene, I begin to design my compositions in a manner similar to that of the Impressionists.
To evoke more intense feelings of excitement than the actual scenes I paint,  sometimes I apply intense layers of bright color.
Other times, I create texture with sand gel or apply bold brush strokes. These techniques result in color patches which lend a slightly more contemporary feel to my work than that of Impressionist painting.
I try to avoid making the viewer feel of sense of depression or difficulty in understanding what they are seeing in my paintings.
My hope is to inspire feeling of comfort and happiness with my art.





Education

Graduate Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art in 1996 
Earned B. S. and M. S.  Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea 



Solo Exhibition
A Space on Main Gallery in New Jersey  2015
The Philadelphia Sketch Club Stewart Gallery 2014 
Artists’ House Gallery in Philadelphia 1997
Hyundai Art Gallery in Seoul, Korea 1997
Han’s Gallery in Blue Bell, 1996
SPP Gallery in Conshohocken 2011
Fine Arts Peoples’ Gallery in Exton 2008



Group Exhibition-- Juried and Members’  Show 
The Philadelphia Sketch Club Open Juried Exhibition Art of Flower 2016
The Plastic Club Small World Show and  Hand to Paper Show  2016
Radius Show at Gallery of Franklin Commons 2016
Volunteer Show at PSC 2014, 2015
Artist Equity Juried Exhibition at Wallingford Community Center Gallery 2015
The Philadelphia Sketch Club Absolutely Abstract Open Juried Show 2014, 2015, 2016
Numerous Exhibition at The Plastic Club 2014, 2015, 2016
Artist Equity Open Juried Exhibition at Franklin Common Gallery 2014
The Philadelphia Legacy Show 2014, 2015
Henry Gallery PAC Members' Show 2015
Center on the Hill GNAL Juried Exhibition 2014
Main Line Member Show 2014, 2015, 2016
Artist Equity Juried Exhibition at Wayne Art Center 2014
MCGOPA Fall Juried Exhibition 2014
MCGOPA Juried Exhibition " Artists' Perspective" 2014
Plastic Club Juried Show "Weather" 2014,   "Travel"  2014, " Small World"  2014
The Philadelphia Sketch Club Juried Show - Works on Paper Show  2014
The Philadelphia Sketch Club Juried Show - Small Oil Painting Show 2014
Artists Equity Juried Show, 2014 at SPP Gallery
Plastic Club Members Medal Show 2014
GNAL Juried Show at GNAL Gallery 2014
PAC Group Show at Da Vinci Art Alliance Gallery 2013
PSC Juried Show Absolutely Abstract  2013
Main Line Art Center Members' Show 2013
Philadelphia Sketch Club Juried Show 2012
Bolt Art Fair , Tenri Cultural Institute, NY  2012
Bolt Art Fair , Fullerton, CA  2012
World of Professional Artists’ Juried Show, SPP Gallery 2006-2012
Plastic Club Juried Show 2011- 2012
Philadelphia Arts Connection Show at Wayne Art Center 2011
Asian American Homogenous Show at AAI Gallery 2011 
GNAL Show 2010- 2011
Artist Equity Juried  Show at Wayne Art Center 2011
MCGOPA Spring and Fall Juried Show at SPP Gallery 2007- 2011
Juried Collage and Mixed Media Show 2003- 2006
10 Works 10 Artists Show at SPP Gallery 2006
MCGOPA Members’ Show SPP Gallery, Enclaves, 211 Gallery 2002- 2011
9 Women Artists Show 2005
Woodmere Art Museum Show 2002- 2006
Artists Equity Juried Show at Multiple Choice Gallery 2001
Small Works Show at Artists’ House Gallery 2000
Juried Landscape and Garden show at American College 2000
Juried Artist Equity Show at Berman Gallery 1999 
PAFA Fellowship Show 1999
Flower Show at Artists’ House Gallery 1999
Juried Landscape Show at SPP Gallery 1999
Flower Show at Artists’ House Gallery 1998

 
Awards
Best Graphic Award at GNAL Open Juried Exhibition 2016
Merit Award at GNAL Open Juried Show 2015
Honorable Mention Award Them Show at GNAL 2014
2nd Place Award at The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Art of Flower Show 2013
First Prize Juried show at SPP Gallery 2006

Third Prize Juried show at Tyme Gallery 2011
Bertha dash Award at SPP Gallery 2002
Robert Copeland Award at GNAL 2011
Artist Equity Honorable Mention Award 2001
PAFA Fellowship Award 1996
Honorable Mention Award Juried GNAL Show 2011
Young Mae Prize in Seoul Korea


Juror Experience
Board of Directors at The Philadelphia Sketch club 2014, 2015, 2016
President of Philadelphia Arts Connection 2016
Art Contest at the Southeastern District of the GFWC PA Festival of Arts
Present Member of the art Advisory Council of MCGOPA 


       
Collections 
Mellon-PSFS Bank 1735 Market St. Philadelphia 
Seoul National University….
Numerous Collections through USA and Korea more than 150 paintings 



* The Philadelphia Sketch Club Board of Director 2014

Alice K Chung