Ken Shung



Ken Shung , was  born at Mount Sinai hospital , Manhattan NYC  , 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 include

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 including stock photography sales  and up to currently 2021, 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, Black Enterprise Magazine,  Mass Mutual Insurance, Bozell Inc. , Mens Fitness magazine,  Muscian magazine,  New York Magazine, New York Times Magazine,  Smart Money ,Rolling Stone, Success Magazine, Seven Days Magazine, Brides, , San Franciso Focus, Daily News and  Advertising 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  ,  , 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. Maime McDonald Skin Care, Dermatologist Dr Erin Kil  and Sommelier , SabraLewis, The MTA for the Arts NY Transit,  Marina Maher Communications Beauty Portraits 2023 , : Chicago , Enclave SoundBar and many commissioned events and portraits.

Exhibitions and Accomplishments

2022- Special private Events, Promotional Beauty Portraits and Muscian Portraits throughout the pandemic

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- 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. Studio at 100 Fifth ave and across the street .

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.

 Additional  Portrait Work can be viewed at

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