CJ Hungerman's mixed media paintings of visual riot address the trauma and chaos that follows in the wake of every senseless shooting and every death. These paintings take the audience on a stunning sensory trip that brings a new experience with every viewing. His use of dissonant colors and flat shapes creates the illusion of a three-dimensional surreal environment. The medley of colors and intermingling shapes represents the diversity of people residing in our communities and demonstrates the way all of us can interact with each other as we traverse through the friction of life. CJ, originally from Pittsburgh, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University, a Bachelor of Science degree from West Liberty State College, and completed his Master of Fine Arts in Painting at Northern Illinois University. CJ has long resided in the town of Geneva Illinois with his wife and children. In the last several years CJ has made a name for himself in the Chicago public art scene with several commissioned works including a mural for the new Chinatown Library in Chicago, funded by the Mayor's Office and the City of Chicago as well as nearly 2000 square feet of paintings for the Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America.