Ken Shung , was born in manhattan and continues to live there , while specializing in Portraiture and Editorial Projects in the studio and on location. He is a faculty /professor at The School of Visual Arts in NYC and part of the BFA undergrad curriculum while continuing working in Lingerie Advertising, , Editorial, Travel lifestyle documentary, Gallery exhibitions, Book Publishing, Teaching Workshops and Commissioned work.
Editorial Assignments , Advertising Clients have included:
Early clients: Gig Magazine , New York Magazine:best bets: and then a Advetising job for :Zotos Hair and beauty out of Darien CT in :1980 , Thus began a succession of the following Magazines after shooting regularly for 7 Days Magazine in 1988~ followed by : Allure, Avenue, Colors, Connoisseur, Discover, Dartmouth Alumni ,Departures, Elle Decor, San Francisco Focus, Metropolitan Home, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, GQ, Interview, Conde Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair Mademoiselle, Mirabella, Money Magazine, Mass Mutual Insurance, Bozell Inc. , Mens Fitness, Muscian, New York Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Money Magazine, Smart Money ,Rolling Stone, Success Magazine, Seven Days Magazine, Brides, , San Franciso Focus, Daily News and clients: Chanel, Tiffanys, Bloomingdales, CBS Records , Paul Stuart PR , Reel Art Press, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Kunduru Music , Charles of the Ritz , Lancome, , Avon , Fairchild Publications , Marina Maher Communications , Unilever , 108 Residency Art colony, Pomerantz Law Firm Partners, Procter & Gamble, Invista, Stainmaster Carpet and recently Vanity Fair Magazine 2015 /2016 with Features on Oliver Sacks and Ann Rao ~ .Lingerie Advertising with Wacoal America .Colossal Media Inc. E.Williamsburg Company Portrait. commissioned portraits for clients .
Exhibitions and Recent Accomplishments
2019 PhaseOne Certified Professional passing the POCP exam 3 consecutive times since 2015 by creating a class for this at School of Visual Arts NYC
2019- Invited Guest Workshop in GwangJu, Korea sponsered by Asia Cultural Center and other Hosts on Portraiture July 19-25, 2019
2018- built a 8×10 shung/shed with 2 doors and a window , metal roofing and ran electrical to it using mostly scrap wood, left over siding, used doors and windows completely by myself without any help or assistant.roof was the hardest without a helper…
2018- Germantown Post Office , N.Y. 12526 July-August ,Portraits of a Community titled : Local:pop up
2017- The Morrison Hotel Gallery NYC exhibition , August 2017 featuring Tryptich Prints of Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters in concert with Arthouse18. travelling exhibition to Oklahoma Bob Dylan Museum.
2016- WE:AMEricans : Group show curated by Leah Oates and Ruben Natal-san Miguel, July -Aug 2016 Station Independent Projects Gallery
2014- exhibited in “WHAT IS A PORTRAIT” RIPE ART GALLERY , Huntington, NY Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel & Gallery owner Cherie Via Rexer.
2014- June- August Fine art prints of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon for the CHICAGO BLUEs exhibition at Paul Stuart of Chicago/New York
2012- Miami Basel, Scope : two works sold to private collector, Wynnwood Miami FL
2011 -One Person Exhibition at New York Public Library : Pretty as a Picture March 2011
2011 -Chicago Art Fair, Exhibited with Asymmetrick NY April 2011
2011- Art Basel Switzerland Scope , June 2011 , two works from the china project sold to Beyeler Museum for their permanent collection
2011-One Person Exhibition, ” Local; The Farm Project ” at The Art Space , Germantown NY September 2011. 3 works sold.
2008 – finalist in Critical Mass , PhotoLucinda selected
Arnot Art Museum Group Exhibition titled: Natural Instincts , Elmira New York, Group show. 1994
1995 Art Institute of Boston, 3 photographers curated by Bonnell Robinson
Barret House Group show , Poughkeepsie New York curated by Willis Hartshorn 1995
Early Career : during college and next decade 1973-1983
Assistant to Irving Penn Studio, Annie Liebovitz , Bill King freelancing for 3 years with different photographers after college in New York City.
Scholarship to Wilson Hicks Conference on Visual Communications, Coral Gables, Miami with
the help of professor , the late , Therold Lindquist, photographer , Fredonia , New York
met with John Durniak,Larry Schiller, Duane Michals, Photo Editors with Time, NatGeo.
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