Jonathan Jungsuk (Jung) Ahn was
born in 1977 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in the Boston
area. At the age of seven, he began studying under Nancy Angell-Rickenbacker,
a former student of Pablo Picasso and Oscar Kokoshka, and quickly
became her star pupil. He studied with Mrs. Angell-Rickenback
until her untimely death in 1998.
Jung continued studying art in
Paris in the late nineties, taking time out to complete a degree
in computer science degree at the prestigious Bowdoin College.
During this time, Jung produced a substantial body of work, although
much of it was stolen in Nice, France. After several years of
traveling the world, Jung settled in San Francisco where he has
received his MFA at the Academy of Art University.
Jung is skilled in a variety
of media, including oil and acrylic paints, charcoal, and pencil,
as well as sculpture. He particularly enjoys portraiture and
other figurative works.
He currently resides in San Francisco, where he divides his time
between painting, studying, teaching and doting on his niece,