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
RECENT (2019) WORK
These are selected entries from a journal sketchbook, kept during a trip to India in 2010.