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.
Atelier tradition is a time tested method in learning formal elements of art based on direct observation. Through systematic step-by-step teaching, in-depth analysis of master works and vigorous daily practice from life, students would learn how to use the formal elements of painting such as space, value, and color to depict the world around expressing their viewpoints in art. I truly believe that art is a language that can be taught and learnt. Together with the team of excellent teaching artists at the Classical atelier, I would like to bring forth calm yet focus learning environment to aid mastering their techniques and artistic vision.
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.