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Anita Jung - Associate Professor
School of Art
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2410 USA
Office: A+A 241
Portfolio Presentation: "Recent Printworks"
The applications of commercially-made print stencils, and collage elements denote a return to the craft materials I used while growing-up. In a broader sense these materials reference women’s involvement in historical and contemporary craft practices. Craft usually implies skill, but in this case it has led me to an accessible and rudimentary way of creating repeatable icons. These matrixes make no attempt to hide what they are or how a thing was made. Their technology is fundamental, immediate and direct. The materials I use are beautiful in their natural state. They are irreversibly intertwined and attached to my sense of the feminine, make-believe, memory and sentiment. They are rich with a sense of the suburban predilection for the nostalgia and the cliché.
ANITA JUNG received her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she focused on print media. She was the recipient of the Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Visual Arts Fellowship in 1992 and was awarded an Illinois Art Council Project Grant in 1993. Her art has been widely exhibited in juried, invitational and one-person exhibitions throughout the U.S. She has also exhibited work in Argentina, Iceland, Puerto Rico, China, and Poland. Her work is in numerous national and international collections. She has served on the Board of the Southern Graphics Council and the Mid-America Print Council. She has taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 1999.