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 , Assignments not stock include : 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
2020 Recovered from Covid 19 in 10 days from March 16-26th, 2020 only taking one tylenol at home and lucky to only suffered mildly. Antibodies and 2nd Vaccination completed Feb 2021. grateful to be recovered and protected. up to date
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 custom 8×10 shung/shed, built foundation along with 2 doors and a window , metal roofing and ran electrical to it only using scrap/used wood, left over siding, used doors and windows and completely by myself without any help or assistant. roof was the hardest without any helper…learned much about building.
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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