Justin Kunz is an American representational artist, teacher, and designer of United States coinage. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design, 2011, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Brigham Young University, 1999. Kunz’s paintings have been included in exhibitions throughout the United States and received recognitions including an Award of Merit in the Portrait Society of America‘s International Portrait Competition, a Visitor’s Choice Award in the LDS Church History Museum‘s International Art Competition, and a Director’s Award at the Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon.
Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration from Brigham Young University; Master of Fine Arts in Painting at Laguna College of Art & Design
Currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Brigham Young University. His work is represented by Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara, California, and Deseret Book in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Artist, Fine Artist, Illustrator
2014--Second Place, Praiseworthy Arts Easter Invitational Art Exhibition, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, Utah
2013--Third Place, Spiritual and Religious Art Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
2008--Award of Merit, International Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America, Tallahassee, Florida
2006--Visitor's Choice Award, 7th International Art Competition, Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah
2006--Master Award, Concept Art Category, Painter, Ballistic Publishing, Adelaide, Australia
2006--Award of Merit, 82nd Annual Utah Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
2005--Director's Award, 81st Annual Utah Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
2000--First Place, Freedom Festival Art Exhibition, Provo City Freedom Festival, Provo, Utah