Chin-Cheng Hung, the new faces of Pastel Portrait. His art reflects the changing times while maintaining the conventional tools and influences of culture. Hung explores the tensions among perceived norms, cultural expectations, language forms, word and image, and the traditions of fine art.
Hung is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, member of the Southeastern Pastel Society, the Atlanta Chinese Art Association, the College Art Association, and member and former President of the Chinese-American Academic and Professional Association in Southeastern United States. Hung has received numerous awards from different juried competitions and has been featured in "The Pastel Journal", "Pastel Artist International" (now International Artist), and "New American Paintings" magazines. In September of 2004, he received Popular Vote Award in the 32nd Annual Exhibition for "Pastel Only" from the Pastel Society of America.
Chin-Cheng Hung was born in Keelung, Taiwan, in 1966. He studied art at the national military institution, Fu Hsing Kang College. In 1997, he came to the United States to pursue his MFA degree in painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design after a long career as a serviceman. Hung established his teaching career in the Foundation Studies since 1999.
Chin-Cheng Hung is the Pastel Journal’s June 2008 cover artist.