Ju Yun is an artist and living in Chantilly, Virginia with her husband and a daughter. She educated at Corcoran College of Art and Design (BFA 1988). Ju is a teacher and an owner at J Art Studio, Inc. where she teaches painting and drawing to the kids to adults in three locations in Virginia since 1995. Ju is a passionate educator and was honored to receive an Outstanding Teachers Award from Scholastic Art and Writing every year. She also has been work at National Gallery of Art at Smithsonian in Washington D.C. as an Exhibits Specialists in Design and Installation Department for five years in past.
Ju has shown her artwork in solo exhibitions in Portland, Indiana called “Visitors from East” Hugh N. Ronald Gallery at Arts Place in 2015 and Solo at 2015 New Your EXPO. Ju showed prestigious group shows like 3rd Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibit (BMRE) at University of Maryland” University College (MD), and (LA-DC Exchange Exhibition) “Same Way, Different Path” (Eight Women Show) Korean Cultural Center in Washington DC / Embassy of the Republic of Korea (D.C.) in 2016. Ju became a member at the Foundry Gallery in Washington D.C. and had numerous group exhibitions and also increased her curatorial efforts for DC-LA Exchange Exhibition of traveling exhibition at Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (CA) ,showed her work at 3rd Biennial MD Regional Juried Art Exhibition at UMUC and The 4th Annual EMULSION from east city art juried show in 2017.
My earlier work shows rich layers of colors. Inside the visual space of the picture, the line can exist absolutely as its own epitome. To prove the identity of my lined objects, I invite a void into the visual space. Inside the empty space the objects stop or pass; they struggle with each other or become engulfed in themselves; they boast or dally; they reach for the top or fade away. I place an emphasis on natural and eloquent simplicity that dominates traditional Korean art forms. At the same time, my idiosyncratic approach and nod towards western formalism is also entirely modern in tone. Also, I create movement through conscious and deliberate color choices. My selection of subject matter is inspired by distinctive shapes and colors in nature. I paint all the brilliance and beauty found in nature and establishes a sense of movement. An awareness of abstract design along with bright and bold colors is a part of this process.