2015 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: SOO SUNNY PARK
August 8 – October 25 2015
In residence, July, 2015
On display, August 8 – October 25, 2015
Cheekwood’s Courtyard Gallery in the Frist Learning Center is home to Soo Sunny Park’s most recent installation titled, Silver Linings. As Cheekwood’s 2015 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, Park will spend the month of July working on-site and creating a dramatic, interactive installation that allows visitors to walk amongst the suspended “clouds” of silver and black, making their own unique “mark” on the work – adding to the beauty and intrigue of the environment they are surrounded by. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see, and be a part of, an exciting exhibition by our new artist-in-residence!
Born in Seoul, Korea, Soo Sunny Park moved to the U.S. at the age of eleven and grew up in Marietta, GA and Orlando, FL. 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). Park currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire and teaches at Dartmouth College. She will spend the month of July working on a site-specific project at Cheekwood.