Larine Chung is a Seattle based artist painting in the tradition of contemporary realism. Fueled by her unyielding curiosity, Chung's works are rooted in everyday life. Her mixed cultural backgrounds inform her art, lacing her eastern sensibility with the depiction of western motifs, presenting underlying tension of duality merging into oneness. Chung trained in the Aristides Atelier (2006-2009) after receiving her BFA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chung continues to explore the language of painting after graduation with Antony Ryder, Spanish painters Golucho and Antonio Lopez Garcia. Prior to her pursuit in art, Chung majored in Biochemistry and was trained as a classical pianist in her youth. Chung has had 7 solo shows thus far with an upcoming one scheduled to be held in the Chinese University of Hong Kong in spring 2022. She was the recipient of the Waterway fellowship at Studio Escalier, France, Robert DeZordo scholarship and Gregory Robinson Scholarship. Her works has been featured in American Art Collector, Leonardo art guide, (Spain), Manifest Gallery INPA9 and INDA13, King 5 Evening Magazine, Classical King FM, the Stranger, Seattle Chinese Time and Classical Painting Atelier by Aristides. Chung is also the founder of the Eastside Artists Collaborative with the vision of fostering the artistic growth for her local community.

Instagram: @larinechung

Paul Rosiak, Seattle Based Artist/Instructor & Aristides Atelier Graduate

Paul Rosiak is an artist, teacher, and Co-Director of the full-time Classical Atelier at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from the four-year Aristides Drawing and Painting Atelier, after which he continued his studies with a variety of artists. Before pursuing art, he studied philosophy and literature at Claremont McKenna College. He has attended the Hudson River Landscape Fellowship multiple years and participates in plein air events nationally. He teaches workshops at the Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier throughout the year, and his work has been featured in Southwest Art, Realism Today, International Artist, and Plein Air Magazine. His passion is guiding students in the Classical Atelier along their journey towards mastery, helping them achieve the highest level of fundamental skills they can, as well as a new way of seeing empowered by creative expression. 

Instragram: @paulrosiakart

Artwork by Larine Chung & Paul Rosiak

Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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