About KEUN YOUNG PARK

Keun Young Park depicts the body in a state of transformation. Her works on paper show floating figures, faces, draped arms and cupped hands, which appear to be disintegrating and reforming at once. The artist begins her process with original photographs keyed to various evocative hues. The images are shredded by hand into thousands of tiny pieces that are then reassembled. Between the pasted pieces are thin, white, vein-like lines that reveal the texture of the paper’s edge. Park’s practice has a relationship to the precision of Pointillism, the uniformity of Benday dots and the repetition of digital pixilation but her works retain a tactile, hand-made quality through the irregularly shaped elements from which they are formed.

“I intend to reflect upon the a-static character of existence in the flow of time…I attempt to capture the tremor of unstable presence,” writes Park. Each work vibrates with a quiet energy, conjuring up thoughts of both the beginning of life and its end. This sense of disembodiment is balanced with a fullness of form and physicality that is derived from the artist’s earlier practice as a sculptor.

Keun Young Park as born in Seoul, South Korea, where she received her BFA and MFA Degrees in Sculpture at Seoul National University. Since 2005, Park has lived and worked in New York. She has received awards from A.I.R. Gallery, Artist Talk on Art, and the New Jersey State Council of the Arts, as well as residencies with Vermont Studio Residency Program and Triangle Arts Workshop. Park has had numerous solo and group exhibits in the United States, Europe and Asia.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, BFA, 2000

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, MFA, 2004

 

 

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
 

2016 “Solo show” in Volta NY, Pier 90, New York, NY

2015 “ There From”, Muriel Guépin Gallery
2013 "In Between," Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, NY

2012 "Solo Show," Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York, NY

2011 "Fragments," Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, NY

        "Reiterate and Repeat," Two person show, The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada

        "Awakening," Two person show, Tria Gallery, New York, NY

2010 "Solo Exhibition", A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
2007 "New Mosaic"Smart Gallery, New York, NY
2005 "I am Here", Space Cell Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOW/ART FAIRS
 

2016 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Corey Helford gallery, Los Angeles, CA

        Seattle Art Fair, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Seattle, WA
        Texas Contemporary, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Houston, TX

2015 Volta Basel 11, Muriel Guépin Gallery, Basel, Switzerland Art on Paper, Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York

2014 Context Art fair, Accola Griefen gallery, Miami, FL Salon Zurcher, Muriel Guépin Gallery, Paris, France

        Art Paris Art Fair, Muriel Guépin Gallery, Paris, France
         ‘On Being’ three persons show, Mandevill gallery, Union college, Schenectady, NY

2013 "Modern and Contemporary Art from the Benton's Collection", Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut

        Material World’ Anthony Brunelli gallery, Binghamton, NY Process points, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL
       ‘C’est quoi la femme’ Group show, Tria Gallery, New York, NY ‘Sing Sang Song’, Group show, Gallery Ho, New York, NY
        Affordable Art Fair, Santa Monica, CA
        Spoon Art Fair, Hong Kong

2011 Aqua Art Fair Scope Art Fair
      "Above and Beyond Photography," Muriel Guépin Gallery, Brooklyn NY

       Art Chicago, Muriel Guépin Gallery

2010 Scope Arts Fair, Miami, FL
       ‘Running on Empty’, Fa-fine arts, New York, NY

       Art Hamptons Art Fair, Hampton, NY Affordable Art Fair New York, New York

2009 "Curator's Choice ATOA Group Show", Jim Kempner Fine Arts, New York, NY

2008 "Triangle Workshop Open Studio", Dumbo, New York "A.I.R. Gala Exhibition", Puck Building, New York, NY

         "Generation 6", A.I.R Gallery, New York, NY

         "On Paper", Bushnell Promenade Gallery, Hartford, CT

2007 "Small Rays of Hope", Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY

         "ARWI International Art Fair", San Juan, Puerto Rico "One Day Art Explosion", Galleria Galou, Brooklyn, NY

         "Halpert Biennial '07", Turchin Center, Boone, NC "International Exhibition", Kolok Gallery, North Adams, MA "Small Works",           80 Washington Sq Park Gallery New York, NY

2006 "Wish You were Here 5", A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
         "50 Artists", Mushroom Gallery, New York, NY
         "Small Works", 80 Washington Sq Park Gallery New York, NY "Generation 5", A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2004 "Art Capsule", Yeonsai University Museum, Seoul, Korea

2003 "Space Bar", Boundary Project, Gallery Hanty, Seoul, Korea "M.F.A Degree Show", Seoul National University Museum, Seoul,   Korea

           "The Messiah is Coming", Jeonju National Museum, Jeonju, Korea "The 25th Joongang Fine Arts Competition Exhibition", Ho- am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002 "Their Place Exhibition", Information Center, Seoul, Korea "Chemical Art", Sagan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
"Waiting", Reno Samsung Center, Seoul, Korea

2001 "International Exchange Exhibition", Beijing Center Academy of Fine Arts, China

 

RESIDENCIES
2012 Newark Museum of Art 

2009-2010A.I,R. Gallery artist Fellowship Program

2008 Triangle Artists' Workshop, Dumbo, NY

        Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

AWARDS
2013  
Mid Atlantic Art Foundation Fellowship from

 2013 New Jersey State Council for the Arts 

2010 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Program recipient, New York, NY

2008 Winner of ATOA, 'Curator's Choice', Juried by Jim Kempnel, New

York, NY
2007 Juror Award, The 30th 'Small Works,' 80 Washingtion Square Park Gallery New York, NY
Purchase Award, 'Halpert Biennial '07', Turchin Center, Boone, NC Honorable mention, 'Small Rays of Hope', Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY

2004 Vermont Studio Center Scholarship, Johnson, VT
2003 4th Place Prize, Joongang Art Competition, Seoul, Korea

2002 Sponsorship by Aekyung Chemical Co. Seoul, Korea