Soo Sunny Park

TypeArtist
Female
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page
Youtube Artist talk
Wikipedia
Other Interview in Sculpture Magazine


Awards
Artist in residence2005Studio ResidencyCité Internationale des ArtsParis, France
Award2001Best of St. Louis 2001Best Sculptor, Criticsʼ Choice Award, River Front TimesSt. Louis, USA
Artist in residence2000Artist ResidencySkowhegan School of Painting and SculptureSkowhegan, USA
Award20001st Place Award,19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts CompetitionBirmingham, USA
Scholarship1994Trustee Award, Four-Year ScholarshipColumbus College of Art and DesignColumbus, Ohio


Exhibitions
Group exhibition2018Photo-Kinetic Grid, You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound ExperiencesNorth Carolina Museum of ArtRaleigh, USA
Group exhibition2017BioLathCurrier Museum of ArtManchester, USA
Festival2016Luminous MuqarnaIslamic Arts Festival, Art & Science, Sharjah Art MuseumVereinigte Arabische Emirate
Solo exhibition2015Silver LiningsCheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of ArtNashville, USA
Group exhibition2015Lumière - Play of BrillantsLight CollectiveParis, France
Solo exhibition2014 - 2019Boundary ConditionsNew Britain Museum of American ArtNew Britain, USA
Solo exhibition2013Unwoven LightRice University GalleryHouston, USA
Solo exhibition2007Soo Sunny Park: Modified ThoroughfareBanvard Gallery, Knowlton School of ArchitectureColumbus, USA
Solo exhibition2003Bio-Structure: Metra GeoKranzberg Exhibition Series, Laumeier Sculpture Park & MuseumSt. Louis, USA
Group exhibition


Research & teaching
professorshipProfessor of Studio ArtDartmouth CollegeDartmouth, USA


2005
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Fundings and grants

Paris, France
Cité Internationale des Arts, Studio Residency

2005
2000
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Awards

Birmingham, USA
19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition, 1st Place Award

2000
2000
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Education

Bloomfield Hills, USA
MFA Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art

2000
1998
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Education

Columbus, USA
BFA, Painting and Sculpture, Columbus College of Art and Design

1998
1986
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Places of residence

, USA

1986
1975
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Born

Seoul, Korea

1975
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Places of residence

New Hampshire, USA

“My work challenges the boundaries between sculpture, installation, and drawing.”

Park’s work reconfigures and redefines aspects of different mediums to construct pieces which fall in between them. Her sculptures are drawings, her drawings are sculptures, and her installations are a combination of both. Her materials are chosen for their liminal quality, manipulated to explore what lies between inside and outside, sculpture and drawing, vision and perception, and objects and their shadows. Her recent work incorporates light as an essential material, through which elements such as projection, reflection, and shadows travel.

https://www.abigailogilvy.com/soo-sunny-park (6.01.2020)

Over the last fifteen years, my work has moved toward casting light as a sculptural material. I reconfigure boundary materials—fencing, plastic, glass,sheetrock—to expand and explore a variety of liminal spaces between inside and outside, sculpture and drawing, vision and perception, objects and their shadows.

Light is usually treated as a liminal being: something that mediates our visual awareness of the world, but not something that we see in and of itself. In my work, light is not just a means by which the form is seen, but part of what constitutes the work of art. Light is a sculptural material, not because without it one cannot see the forms, but because without it there is no projection, reflection, translucency, or shadow, so the drawing/ sculpture is not complete.

https://www.soosunnypark.com/sculpture-installation (6.01.2020)

 

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Silver Linings photo Silver Linings 2015 Soo Sunny Park 
Unwoven Light photo Unwoven Light 2013 Soo Sunny Park