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.
Doug started taking photos at a young age, with his own Meikai plastic lens camera. He has since explored the joys and frustrations of both darkroom and lightroom photography. Counter to his training in engineering, he prefers the serendipity of handheld shots, snapshots, and the journalistic style. He loves traveling, meeting people, and cooking, so his subjects often include people, their reactions and interactions, as well as their interactions with food. He’s lived in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Rhode Island, New York City, and finally settled in Western Washington State for its seasons, its sunny and rainy days, and the range of outdoors activities. He holds an ScB from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, and is currently a software engineer doing what he loves – analytical problem solving.
Light and Shadows – without light and shadows, the world would be but a flat display of colours without depth, contrast, hue, tone, and vibrancy. In this collection, the artist attempts to show how the differentiation and integration of light and shadows make the world whole and balanced.