Sunhee Kim Jung

Sunhee Kim Jung is a Korean-born American painter living and working in Maryland. Jung earned her BFA in painting from Corcoran College of Art & Design, George Washington University and her MFA in painting from American University, Washington DC. Jung has been teaching art courses at the Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD from 2007 to the present. She is currently the Vice President of the “US-Korea Arts Foundation” in Washington DC which introduces Korean culture and arts to America by working with the community, government, museums and international organizations.

Island Series: Artist Statement

“For the last 2 years, I had a feeling that I was isolated on a deserted island due to the Covid 19 global pandemic. I have transom windows on the main entrance door and living room in my home. The transom window inspired the shape of this series.

I found some peace ironically in the middle of the isolation. A deserted island is a mysterious place and it certainly can be an isolated location but it can also a shelter that people can find rest and peace.

My paintings represent that place. With each leaf, having its unique color symbolizes all different emotions working together harmoniously with the value and the intensity in color – Creating a haven for the soul. None of the colors in these paintings are used more than once.

Every Color has meaning. Color in the leaves have many different values and Intensities, Just as Humans do.”