Landscape painter Michelle Jung’s (b.1964) paintings are complex, reflective compositions that obscure the line between realism and abstraction. From up close the brushstrokes appear as ribbons of color intertwined. From afar they merge to create a timeless image of nature. She notes, “I intentionally leave space and room in my paintings for the viewer’s eye to explore beyond the image itself. I want their familiarity of nature to play a part in the experience.”
Born in Connecticut, Jung received her MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University, and her BA in Art History from Colorado State University. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at The American Academy of Landscape Painting in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
She has participated in international and national exhibitions including most recently; the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon (2016, 2017, 2019, 2020) and the California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition (2016-2021). She has won numerous notable awards; including: The “Alden Bryan Memorial Award for Landscape”, The Guild of Boston Artists, “Jurors’ Award”, California Art Club; “Silver Medal” and “Honorable Mention”, The Guild of Boston Artists; and two “Honorable Mentions”, Oil Painters of America. Jung recently had two solo gallery exhibitions in New England. This year will be her first solo museum exhibition at the Santa Paula Art Museum in California.
Michelle is a member of the Salmagundi Club, an elected Artist Member of The Guild of Boston Artists, a Signature Member of the California Art Club, a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists and an Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master.
Jung maintains studios in California and Arizona.