Aaron Chung (b. San Francisco, CA 1990, lives in Queens, New York) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013 with a painting major and art history minor. His work explores themes of identity, Korean Art History, and his experiences as a child of South Korean immigrants.
Aaron received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2013 to research muninhwa (traditional Korean literati painting) and traditional drawing techniques with ink on mulberry paper. He also participated in an artist residency in Onishi Gunma, Japan, at Shiro Oni Studio, where he explored Wabi-Sabi and Junichiro Tanizaki's essay, In Praise of Shadows. Aaron has shown pieces in group exhibitions at Baltimore's Subbasement Artist Studios, Current Space, galleries at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and open studio events in Gowanus Creative Studio Brooklyn, New York. Internationally, he has exhibited at the Kana Art Festival in Gunma, Japan, and the Topohaus Art Gallery and United Gallery in Seoul, South Korea. Aaron continues his studio practice while working in the Museum of Modern Art.
Photo Credit: Nora Truskey