Sui Park is a New York based artist and an interior architect born in Seoul, Korea. Her work involves creating 3-dimensional flexible organic forms of a comfortable ambiance that are yet dynamic and possibly mystical or illusionary.
She had a solo exhibition ‘Playing with Perception’ at the Denise Bibro Fine Gallery in Chelsea, New York in April 2016. She also had a solo exhibition ‘Garden of Humans’ at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY in March 2016. She participated over 70 exhibitions, including a recent exhibition, ‘Dismantle the Core’ at Elaine L Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI in 2017. Park’s artwork ‘SuiTable’ has been acquired by Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in United States in 2016.
Sui Park’s education includes MDes in Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 and BFA in Environmental Design at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. Sui Park also has MFA and BFA in Fiber Art at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
My work involves creating 3-dimensional organic forms mostly 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 also 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, transform them into organic visualizations; I want them to be creating lasting moments, evoking and encapsulating our precious thoughts.
I often find these moments in nature. Nature allows me to pause and find things that have been overlooked and are inspiring. It 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 back. I present nature in abstract porous ways so that they can be filled with our moments.