Larine Chung was born in Shanghai, China and raised in Hong Kong. She was trained as a classical pianist since her childhood, but decided to pursue art in college. After she completed her BFA in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she immigrated to United State in 2004 with her family. She is currently living in Washington State and had just graduated from the 4 year Classical Atelier program trained in classical painting tradition under Juliette Aristides. With her traditional art training background, she is interested in creating works that is relevant to now and would evoke an intellectual and emotional response in people. Chung’s work has received recognition nationally and internationally. She was the recipient of the Waterway fellowship organized by Studio Escalier, France, Robert DeZordo scholarship and Gregory Robinson Scholarship. Her works shown locally with Fountainhead Gallery and Seattle Art Museum gallery, her works also being written in the Stranger (02-2007), American Art Collector (10- 2009) and Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio practice by Aristides. Chung is currently on the faculty at Gage academy and EAC studio and teach classical art techniques classes weekly.
In today’s world the line between reality and illusion is constantly being challenged and blurred. One could live a very ‘real life’ in the virtual world without connecting to the physical realm. Everything we see and preserved as reality is a function of our vision combined with our mind’s active construction. Everybody see things a little differently and understands their surrounding in a personal way. I am very interested to explore just diverse reality experience thru my art creation.