Sui Park is a New York based artist and an interior architect born in Seoul, Korea. Sui Park’s education includes a MDes in Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Environmental Design at Maryland Institute College of Art. Sui Park also has an MFA and a BFA in Fiber Art at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
She had a solo exhibition Playing with Perception at the Denise Bibro Fine Gallery in Chelsea, New York. She also had a solo exhibition Garden of Humans at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY. She participated in over 70 exhibitions, including a recent exhibition, Dismantle the Core at Elaine L Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Park’s artworks have been acquired by Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Artand Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in the United States.
Her work involves creating 3-dimensional organic forms mostly in generic and biomorphic shapes. The weaved organic forms are made with mass-produced industrial materials, monofilament and cable ties in particular. Park transforms these non-durable, disposable, trivial, inexpensive, and easily consumed materials into organic visualizations by weaving and connecting them together.
Through these forms, she attempts to express seemingly static yet dynamic characteristics of our evolving lives. While they resemble transitions and transformations of nature, the forms also capture subtle but continuous changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories, and expectations.
“My work involves creating 3-dimensional organic forms in generic and biomorphic shapes. Through these forms, I attempt to express seemingly static yet dynamic characteristics of our evolving lives. While they resemble transitions, and transformations of nature, the forms are to capture subtle but continuous changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories and expectations.
I weave and connect traces and tracks of the subtle changes into organic forms. The organic forms are made with mass-produced industrial materials, in particular, Monofilament and Cable Ties. They are non–durable, disposable, trivial, inexpensive and easily consumed materials. But, when I weave and connect them, they are transformed into organic visualizations. I want them to be creating lasting moments, evoking and encapsulating our precious thoughts.
I often find these moments from nature. I think nature allows us to pause and find things that have been overlooked and are inspiring. Nature provides me with rooms to find breakthroughs and answers, and gives me time to ponder into thoughts. Through my work, I want to bring to our attention the moments that nature allows us to find and look forward. I present nature in abstract porous ways so that they can be filled with our moments.
- Sui Park, Augutst 2020
To learn more about artist Sui Park, please visit www.suipark.com.