Alice K Chung
Blue Bell, PA
Artist Bio & Statement
Alice K. Chung is a graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and has a Master degree and Bachelor degree of Science in Seoul National University. She worked as a teacher for 1 year in Seoul National University before she moved to United States of America. Art has been part of her life since she was admitted to Kyunggi Girls’ High School in Seoul, Korea and has been wanted to be a professional artist. After she moved to Philadelphia, she decided to study Fine Arts to be an artist, so she graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1996. Since she graduated from PAFA, she has exhibited her works in various gallery and museum, art centers as a professional artist in Philadelphia region, sometimes in New Jersey and in Seoul, Korea. She had 7 Solo Exhibition including Hyundai Art Gallery in Seoul,Korea, Artists’ House in Philadelphia, SPP Gallery, Fine Arts Peoples’ Gallery, Han’s gallery in PA, The Philadelphia Sketch Club Stewart Gallery. She has exhibited in numerous open juried show including exhibits at American College, Berman Art Museum. Windy Bush Gallery, SPP Gallery, Henry Gallery,Cohen Gallery, Benette Gallery, St Asaph Gallery, Center on the Hill, MCCC Art Center, Artists’ House, 211 Gallery, Wayne Art Center, Main Line Art Center, The Plastic Club, Settlement Music School Gallery, The Da Vinci Art Alliance, Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts Center Gallery in Central Campus, Blue Bell. She is the recipient of numerous awards from many open juried exhibitions such as 1st Place from MCGOPA, 2nd Place from the Philadelphia Sketch Club, 3rd Place from the Tyme Gallery and many memorial awards. Her collections are in Seoul National University and more than a hundred private collections in Korea as well as in United States of America. She is a Board Member at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, founding member and president of Philadelphia Arts Connection ( PAC ) which is Korean American professional Artist Group, MCGOPA Associate, and holds memberships with the Philadelphia Art Museum, PAFA Alumni Association, Woodmere Art Museum, Main Line Art Center, Wayne Art Center, GNAL, Tri State Artists Equity Association, The Plastic Club and Philadelphia Arts Connection. She also had a Juror experience with the Art Contest at the Southeastern District of the GFWC PA Festival of Arts.
“In 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 painting. My hope is to inspire feeling of comfort and happiness with my art.”