Kyungmin Park: Windgate Visiting Artist Lecture
Thursday, February 21, 2019; 12–1pm
Porteous Building, Osher Hall, second floor
Admission is free, all are welcome.
Funded through the generous support of the Windgate Charitable Foundation.
Kyungmin Park is a figurative ceramic sculptor drawing inspiration from childlike perspectives. Contrasting the darker emotions and restricted psyche of adulthood with the boundless consciousness of children, Kyungmin’s sculptures confront the view with uncomfortable juxtapositions, encouraging reflection upon personal expectations and narratives. Kyungmin largely uses handbuilding techniques to construct her figures out of porcelain, a material she prefers for its ability to contrast starkly with bright and colorful decoration.
Originally from South Korea, Kyungmin earned her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Georgia in 2012 and her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2008.
Currently, Kyungmin is an Assistant Professor of 3D studio Art at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Park was a long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana where she earned 2014-2015 Matsutani Fellowship and 2015-2016 Windgate Fellowship. Park has won multiple awards; her most recent recognition being from the National Council on Education the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) for, which granted her the 2016 Emerging Artist of the Year Award; Ceramics Monthly Magazine also gave her that same designation in 2015. Kyungmin was invited as a 2017 Guest Artist at the Jingdezhen International Studio in Taoxichuan Ceramic Park, Jingdezhen, China and One of the recent exhibitions, 74th Scripps College Ceramic Annual show in 2018 was features in LA Times.
She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most notably at: the Aqua Art Miami Basel, SOFA Chicago, Scripps College Ceramic Annual, Claremont, Ca, Penland school of Crafts, in NC , Arrowmont School of Arts in Gatlinburg, TN, Museum of Arts and Science in Macon, GA, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in, Auburn, AL, along with a multitude of galleries, including: the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Belger Arts Center, Morean Art Center, Lillstreet Art Center, Eutectic, Kolva-Sulivan, Duane Reed, Abmeyer + Wood galleries.