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Anita Jung

Anita Jung is an artist based in Iowa. Over a decade ago she began to use collage and recycled materials in her printmaking process. Book covers and pre-used print surfaces are common in her work. She is also interested in the creative waste materials generated through CNC machines. These anonymous materials are beautifully abstract, they hold the cold precision of technology simultaneously with the humility of being deemed none useful. These castoff materials, through hand printing relief become layered, creating veils and dialogues within an artificially created architecture. In the making of this work, Anita often contemplates the jali or jaali, stone screens used in Indo-Islamic architecture. These screens were used both as a means to keep cool and a means to conceal interior space from the exterior world. 

 

Anita is a professor at the University of Iowa. Over a thirty-year career, her artwork has been curated into well over two hundred and fifty solo, group and juried exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. She has given numerous lectures at conferences, universities, art centers and community centers. She attended Arizona State University, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing; she received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the graphic arts. She was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. Beginning in 2006, she became a frequent traveler to India. She maintains a robust studio practice and engages in community projects, fully utilizing being an artist in academia to engage the world around her.

 

Love In the Time of Counting

2020

RECENT (2019) WORK

Jali

Jali

Triptych | Woodcut | 30x66

Borders

Borders

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Hole in the Sky

Hole in the Sky

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Counting Stars

Counting Stars

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Rising

Rising

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Void

Void

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Flag

Flag

, Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Twist

Twist

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Pink Cloud

Pink Cloud

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Corners

Corners

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Window in the Sky

Window in the Sky

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Next Mountain

Next Mountain

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Green Horizon

Green Horizon

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Black Holes

Black Holes

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Interrupt

Interrupt

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Edges

Edges

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Slant

Slant

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Weather Net

Weather Net

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Mesh

Mesh

Acrylic on Paper | 24 x20 | 2019

Choice

Choice

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Broken Barrier

Broken Barrier

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

White Clouds

White Clouds

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Clouds Touching Mountains

Clouds Touching Mountains

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 |2019

Black Rain

Black Rain

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Cloud Arch

Cloud Arch

Acrylic on Paper | 24x20 | 2019

Rain

Rain

Acrylic on Paper | 24x20 | 2019

Bird

Bird

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Weather Spiral

Weather Spiral

Acrylic on Paper | 24x20 | 2018

Not Kansas

Not Kansas

Acrylic on Paper | 24x20 | 2018

Under

Under

Acrylic on Paper | 40x40 | 2019

Snake

Snake

Acrylic on Paper | 40x90 | 2019

Snake Moon

Snake Moon

Acrylic on Paper | 40x90 | 2019

In-Between

In-Between

Acrylic on Paper | 40x46 | 2019

Snow Garden

Snow Garden

Acrylic on Paper | 46x40 | 2019

Eclipse II

Eclipse II

Acrylic on Paper | 40x40 | 2019

Eclipse

Eclipse

Acrylic on Paper | 36x36 | 2019

Double Blind

Double Blind

Acrylic on Panel | 40x82 | 2019

Constellation

Constellation

Acrylic on Paper | 36x36 | 2019

Converge

Converge

Acrylic on Paper | 46x40 | 2019

Coverage

Coverage

Acrylic on Paper | 46x40 | 2019

Delhi Grid

Delhi Grid

Acrylic on Paper | 40x90 | 2019

Slow Rise

Slow Rise

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Rumors

Rumors

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Smoke

Smoke

Woodcut | 30x22 | 2018

Shade

Shade

Woodcut | 30x22 | 2018

Madras

Madras

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Sticks

Sticks

Woodcut | 30x22 | 2018

Split

Split

Woodcut | 22x30 | 2018

Intersect

Intersect

Woodcut | 22x30 | 2018

Summer

Summer

Woodcut | 30x22 | 2019

Divide

Divide

Woodcut | 22x30 | 2019

Tie

Tie

Woodcut | 30x22 | 2019

Chimera

Chimera

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Forest

Forest

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Pottu

Pottu

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Pink Icicle

Pink Icicle

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Carnevale

Carnevale

Acrylic on Paper | 30x22 | 2019

Green Curve

Green Curve

Acrylic on Paper | 24x20 | 2019

TRAVEL JOURNAL

These are selected entries from a journal sketchbook, kept during a trip to India in 2010.

India-sketchbook 01

India-sketchbook 01

India-sketchbook 02

India-sketchbook 02

India-sketchbook03.jpg

India-sketchbook03.jpg

India-Sketchbook 35

India-Sketchbook 35

India-sketchbook 04

India-sketchbook 04

India-sketchbook 05

India-sketchbook 05

 

Thank you for your interest. For any inquiries, commission requests or studio visits, please contact a gallery below.

MOBERG GALLERY

2921 Ingersoll Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312

+1 515.279.9191

HUDSON RIVER GALLERY

501 12th Ave. Suite 3 Coralville, IA 52241

+1 319.358.8488

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Cloud Arch

Acrylic on Paper | 24x20 | 2019