Artist Statement

I am a dreamer. My paintings are reflections of imaginary worlds in my mind. They are abstract landscapes which do not represent any particular place, but they exist only in my imagination. I find inspiration from everything I see and feel. During the day, I sit quietly and visualize imaginary landscapes filled with colors to which I am attracted. The visualization continues in my dreams. Some of my paintings are inspired by images I see as I sleep. When I pick up my brush, I incorporate my emotions and meld memories with dreams to create a dreamlike endless space on canvas. - I define my paintings as fantasy landscapes.

 

I am fascinated by the neuroscience of colors: how colors influence our feelings and how they look different depending on the placement of colors. Combinations of different colors formulate different moods and influence my feelings as I create a new painting. As you can see, colors play an essential role in my artwork.

 

Sometimes, I may be a little shy, however, as I paint, I can express my feelings unencumbered. For me, my canvas is a playground where I can truly be myself, like a child, freely playing with colors, various shapes, lines, and brushstrokes. This is my voice. Not only is it a reflection of my dream world, it is a silent means of communication within myself and with my viewers. This is why I cannot stop creating art. My paintings are my fantasy worlds where I can relax and discover my true identity. These are the places where I desire to be. 

 

 

Bio

Chloe Chung is a Korean-born, Boston-based abstract painter. She immigrated to Canada at the age of 13. She received a Bachelor's degree in Illustration and a Master's degree in Art Education both from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her paintings have been featured in international art fairs and solo and group shows in a museum, hospital and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including the Monmouth Museum in New Jersey; Green Cross Hospital in Seoul, Korea; Jazzy M.A.S. gallery in Seoul, Korea; Able Fine Art Seoul gallery and Artrang Gallery in Seoul, Korea; Solo and group shows in Able Fine Art NY gallery, and Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York. Her artwork was also participated in international art fairs such as Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong and New York Art Expo.

 

 

Chloe Chung

artistchloechung@gmail.com

 

Solo Exhibition

2013  "Chloe Chung: Beauty in Metaphor" Able Fine Art NY Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013  "Chloe Chung: Beauty in Metaphor"  Able Fine Art NY Gallery, New York, NY

2012  "Chung: Immersion" Able Fine Art NY Gallery, New York, NY

 

Group Exhibition

2017  "Beyond the Boundary" Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY

2015  "Confluences of Culture VI" Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY

2013  "Young Artist Group Exhibition" Able Fine Art NY Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013 "Unreal MAT degree show" Westside gallery, New York, NY 

2013  Juried group exhibition "From Plate to Paper"  Monmouth Museum, New Jersey

2012  "Art Expo Group show"  Able Fine Art NY Gallery, New York

2012  "Carpe Diem" Artrang Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011  "Hope" Group Exhibition Jazzy M.A.S. Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

Public Collections

Coron Dental Studio, Boston, MA, USA

Green Cross Hospital, Seoul, Korea

 

Commissions

2018 Amber Lee, Vancouver, Canada

2017  Lauren Lee. Vancouver, Canada  

2017  Brenna Henrikson. Selkirk, Canada

2017  Sarah Petty. Winnipeg, Canada

 

Bibliography

"Beauty in Metaphor: Chloe Chung", Art Hub,  http://www.arthub.co.kr/sub01/board05_view.htm?No=12816 (accessd July 15, 2016)

"Able Fine Art New York Gallery Chloe Chung Solo Exhibition." The Korea Times, June 2012, http://www.koreatimes.com/article/736405 (accessed July 15, 2016)

"A Visionary Dreamer: Chloe Chung" Magazine Art, July 2012: 60. Print.

 

Scholarship

Chairman's Merit Award, 2007-2011

 

Education

School of Visual Arts, New York, New York. M.A.T., 2013.

School of Visual Arts, New York, New York. B.F.A., 2011.