Ching Kung Bio:
Kung is the Vilas Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at UW-Madison, emeritus, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences USA. He has drawn and painted for more than 40 years.
His paintings have been exhibited at several local venues and in private collections. His work has won several awards including the 2012 Ada Biddick Award and 2014 Joseph E. Burk Award of the Wisconsin Regional Art Program’s State Exhibit. One painting was selected and exhibited for the 2013 Museum of Wisconsin Art Member show. Another was also a selected entry of the Northern National Art Competition at the Nicolet Art Gallery in 2013.
He has also exhibited his work with the poems by Donna Carnes and Blair Mathews at the Pyle Center at UW-Madison in 2015 and 2016 . Proceeds from the sale of those paintings went to the James F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution and the James F. Crow Professorship, administered through the Genetics Department, UW-Madison.