Soo Sunny Park – 2014 Residency Artist
South Korea / USA
Soo Sunny Park was born in 1975 in Seoul, Korea. She currently lives in Hanover, NH and is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College. Park received a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and an M.F.A Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, the 19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition Grand Prize, The Helen Foster Barnett Prize from The National Academy Museum, New York, NY (2008), and The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship (2010). Park was featured in Time Magazine, The Culture, July 2013; Art New England, July 2012 and June 2009; Sculpture Magazine, April 2008 and June 2004.
Recent solo shows include Unwoven Light, Rice Gallery, Houston, TX; Capturing Resonance, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; Soo Sunny Park: Vapor Slide, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Fractal Immersion, Reeves Contemporary, Chelsea, NY; Bio-Structure: Metro-Geo, Kranzberg Exhibition, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO. Group exhibitions include Fabrications, Great River Arts, The Newport Mills, Newport, NH;183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, NYC; 2007 Invitational Show, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC; Joan Mitchell Foundation, CUE Art Foundation, NYC.
During her time in Vancouver Soo Sunny Park participated in the Big Print Project realized on Granville Island, where she design a 4ft x 8ft wooden block inspired by the Vancouver Biennale’s theme Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver. Soo Sunny Park also did several workshops with children and youth at Sunset Community Centre, where she created a mirror-reflected installation made of translucent fabric and mylar.