Bio of MINJIN KUNG
Minjin Kung is an artist, mother and wife based in Hudson Valley, NY. She received her BFA 83 in Graphic Design at Pratt Institute with additional studies at the Art Students League. Her formal training started from the High School of Art and Design in New York City under Irwin Greenberg and Max Ginsburg who are known as America's foremost illustrators and painters.
Minjin had run Doda Art Center in Queens successfully as owner/director for more than 10 years. Recently one of Minjin’s painting “Afternoon at Village of Monroe” was selected as an official town postcard of Village of Monroe, NY.
-North East Watercolor Society, 2017
-Garrison Art Center 2016, 2017
-Orange County New York Arts Council 2015, 2017
-Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters 2016, 2017
-Warwick Drawing Group, 2016, 2017
-WARWICK GROVE ART GROUP 2016, 2017
My challenge in my artwork is to build a story bridging together these different parts of me and my background. The unforgiving with the forgiving, the culture of my parents with the culture of my children. I hope this will be a step further in my path as I develop as an artist, to record what I can in the time I have left on God's earth, inspiring and bringing happiness through the images I lay on my canvas. This selection of my artwork is the beginning of that challenge.
Now at 50’s, this is a new chapter in my life that I would like to focus on me and my art, creating and transcribing the world as I see it, making myself and others happy. I want to step forward and expand my vision; from my first painting to the last, my art has continued to grow and evolve.
I paint what I see: my town, my family, small snippets of my life. I paint what I want to see: places I have never been and places I would like to go, scenes, still life and arrangements that call to me to be brought to life. New materials, new environments, old masterpieces and faces of loved ones and strangers are all inspiration. My art is an appreciation of life, imagination, and a celebration of who and what I am: Korean, American, Christian, woman, mother, wife, sister, daughter, artist, nature lover, caregiver, and more.