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The Studio

Photo of Daniel and Carmelita, the artists of Kung Fu Chicken, courtesy Jess Dewes Photography http://www.jessdewes.com/

Kung Fu Chicken is an interdisciplinary art studio run by husband and wife Carmelita Nuñez and Daniel Shown. While they work in completely different mediums, from Carmelita's distinctly illustrated hand-made ceramics to Daniel's new and mixed media compositions, they cross-polinate ideas and aesthetics. Carmelita is grounded and interested in functionality, while Daniel is heady and interested in concepts. They balance, offset and complement each other both creatively and professionally. Contact us to arrange a studio tour:

Kung Fu Chicken - art studio 
4138 Minnesota Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Studio: +1-314-485-4925

Carmelita Nuñez

Carmelita Nuñez is a ceramic artist who creates beautiful functional pieces for people’s everyday rituals. When you perform those rituals—everyday things such as eating, drinking, and gathering with friends or family either casually or formally—your dinnerware and drinkware should reflect your personality and represent just how special those moments are. When you are creating those everyday moments, the vessels that you use for those occasions should also reflect how precious life is. She knows that our surroundings are special and personal. We all like to surround ourselves with things that are complimentary to our personal tastes and values. Whether it's magnets, drawer pulls, or other housewares, she makes things that suit your needs of comfort, beauty and function. Carmelita also makes simple decorative things, personal adornments. The necklaces, pins, earings and other jewellery that she creates are snippets of illustrations that she uses on larger pieces. They are lovely little items that give you a feeling of whimsy.

Daniel Shown

Daniel Shown is obsessed with the creative potential of new media and technology. By day he makes computers work "properly". By night he strives to coax the unexpected from them. Finding the creative possibilities in computers means more to Daniel than just Photoshop, Flash, Final Cut and similar tools. It means writing code using tools like Context Free and Processing. It means taking images off the page, and finding new homes for them in the physical world. It means both carefully crafting objects and performing hyperdelic visual narratives. It means not just sight, but sound.