Soo Sunny Park received her B.F.A. in painting and sculpture from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and a M.F.A. in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. After a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME (2000), she worked in St. Louis, Missouri as an installation artist and as a Lecturer at the Washington University, School of Art. In 2001, Park was selected as the River Front Times “Best of 2001, Sculptor of St. Louis”. She is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell M.F.A. 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).
Selected group exhibitions: You are Here: Light, Color, & Sound Experiences, North Carolina Museum of Art, NC; New Book: 2017, Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, NYC; Luminous Muqarna, 19th Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah Art Museum, UAE; New Ways of Seeing: Beyond Culture, Dorsky Gallery, LIC, NY; Lumière - Play of Brilliants, Éléphant Paname, Paris, France; Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, NYC; The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, NYC; 2007 Invitational Show, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC; 6595 miles (10614 km), The Total Gallery, Chongno-Gu, Seoul, Korea, and Network Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, MI; Women Only: Artists Working in St. Louis, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO; Grand Opening, Phillip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO; CUE Art Foundation, Chelsea, NY; Dupreau Gallery, Chicago, IL; The Distance Between Us, Dupreau Gallery, Chicago, IL; Joan Mitchell Foundation, CUE Art Foundation, NYC; and Exposure IV: The Space In-Between, Park Avenue Gallery, MO.
Selected solo shows: BioLath, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH; Luminous Muqarna, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT; Silver Linings, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville, TN; Boundary Conditions, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Unwoven Light, Rice University Gallery, Houston, TX; Vapor Slide, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Capturing Resonance, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; Liminal Possession, Good Citizen Gallery, St. Louis, MO; Liminal Engagement, FireHouse Gallery, Burlington, VT; Bio-Structure: Metro-Geo, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; and Transmission, FCA- Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO.
Selected publications include: Sculpting with Light, Circa- NCMA- North Carolina Museum of Art link; Artist Soo Sunny Park Seeks the Elusive Self in a Material World, Valley News link, Imaginary Spaces Within: A Conversation with Soo Sunny Park, Sculpture link, Fare/Luce: Shedding Light, Corraini Edizioni, printed book link, Making Order from Anguish, Harpeth Perforation, A Picture and A Poem, T: The New York Times Style Magazine link, Soo Sunny Park: Light Whisperer, ArtPremium Magazine, link, Unexpected Art, Chronicle Books link, Top 10 Most Stunning Art Installations in 2013, My Modern Net link, Shimmering Chain-link Fence Installation by Soo Sunny Park: This is Colossal link, 20 Times That Art And Design Inspired Awe In 2013, Buzzfeed link, Soo Sunny Park: Playing with Light and Space, Sculpture Magazine, (April 08); The Immutable and the Impermanent: Soo Sunny Park, Sculpture Magazine, (June 2004); and Soo Sunny Park: Fracture Illumination, Art New England (June-July 2009).
Selected collection includes: Capital One Headquarter, Hygate Corporation, Shinsegae Corporation, Mostyn Estate, Christian Dior, Taiwan Ministry of Transportation, Penn Medicine University City Science Center, St. Andrews Cathedral, Columbus, OH.
Park lives in New Hampshire and teaches at Dartmouth College.
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