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Sookkyung Park

jsk19561@hotmail.com

www.sookkyungart.com

@sookkyung_arts

EDUCATION

2023, May: Master of Fine Arts, Towson University, Towson, MD

2016, May: University of Maryland, College Park, Bachelor's degree in Studio Art, College Park, MD

2013, May: Wor-Wic Community College, Associate of Arts, Salisbury, MD

1999, May: Gentie Academy (Japan Comprehensive Handicrafts Association), AAD, 3-D Handicraft and Manual Arts, Tokyo, Japan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2023, Present: President at HMAA GW (Han Mee Artist Association of the Great Washington D.C.)

2024, May 9: Workshop (Making lotus lantern) at Sandy Spring Museum, MD

2024, March 22-28: Instagram Takeover to showcase my work "Blooming" from FiberArtNow

2023, November: November 17-18, Participated "UNDER $500 Event" hosted Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD  

2023, September 22-24: Participated "ArtScape 2023", Art Projects / Sample Making Session with Asian Culture Center, Baltimore, MD, 2023

2023, September 7-10: Attending an art fair at the invitation of Catalyst Contemporary, Art on Paper NYC Art Fair 2023, New York. 

https://ny.thepaperfair.com/ 

2023, May: Collected by the Baltimore Peninsula development team to exhibit Origami Sculpture at E1 building, @live250mission, Baltimore, MD

https://www.wmar2news.com/local/baltimore-peninsula-partners-with-maryland-art-place-to-showcase-local-artists 

2022, October: Participated Garden Glow at Ladew Topiary Gardens, Fallston, MD. 

2021, April 23: Participated Zoom presentation of WSG (Washington Sculptors Group) Image Show on the international sculpture day

2020, October 15: Presented storytelling about Sookkyung’s art, hosted by A&C at TU University.

2019-2020: Recording Secretary at Han Mee Artist Association

2016-present: Phi Theta Kappa Member of Honor Society (Wor-Wic Community College)

1982-2010: Founder and President of SaeromArts& Crafts Studio in South Korea. The word Saerom(a Korean word spelled in English) means crafting creatively which had been the motive of the studio. The studio (specialized in teaching Stained Glass, Decoupage and Shadow Box to people) was one of the oldest arts and crafts studios in South Korea.

1985-1993: G.C.S. Yeji Cultural Association, general affairs director

1991, March: K.B.S. (Korean Broadcasting System): Appeared on Live TV as a guest, Titled Ask Anything 

1989, October: K.B.S.: Appeared on TV as a guest, Titled The Whole Country is Now

1989, May: K.B.S.: Appeared on TV as a guest, Titled The Whole Country is Now

1988, September: K.B.S.: Appeared on TV as a guest, Titled Studio 8:30

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024, June 7-July 31: Through Paper, Library Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD 

https://www.pgparks.com/event_list/sookkyung-park

2024, January 31-February 22: Blooming, Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Towson, MD

2023, September 13-December 16: Connected as One, Asian Arts Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD

2023, April 8-April 30: Blooming at IA&A Gallery, Hillyer, Washington. D.C.  

https://athillyer.org/press-release-april-2023/

2023, February 3-April 15: Along the way at Holtzman MFA Gallery, Towson, MD.

2022, January 8-February 4: The Old Tales at Consulate General Republic of Korea, Washington D.C.

2018, June 8-29: Creative Color at the Consulate of the Republic of Korea, Washington D.C.

JURIED EXHIBITIONS & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024, June 10-August 3: 2-Person Exhibition Boundless at Gallery II Howard County Arts Council, MD

2024, May 3-June 1: Participated Love Letters to Baltimore + the DMV at Motor House, Baltimore, MD

(Curated by Nerissa Paglinauan)

2024, April 28-July 24: Invited Group Exhibition A Paean to Paper at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD (Curated by Sonya Michel & Holly Stone)

2024, February 4-March 2: WSG Invitational Guest Artist Exhibition, Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, MD

2024, Jan 11-Feb 18: Invited Group Exhibition A Delicate Balance / Sculpture at the Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria VA (Curated by Jackie Hoysted, produced by Veronica Szalus)

2023, Nov, 1-2024, Jan, 26: Selected Juried Exhibition Disconnect / Connect The Cade Center for the Art Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College

(Juror: Jin Lee)

2023, Sept 14-Nov 11: Selected Juried Exhibition (not) Strictly Painting, McLean Project for the Arts, Mclean, VA (Juror: Tim Brown)

2023, August 4-October 20: Invited two persons exhibition IMPRESSIONS at Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, Silver Spring, MD

(Curated by Flannery Winchester) https://www.creativemoco.com/kramer-gallery/ 

2023, July 13-September 9: Invited Young Blood exhibition at Maryland Art Place, MD. (Curated by Amy Cavanaugh) 

https://www.mdartplace.org/exhibitions

2023, June 14-July 15: Participated HMAA-GW Annaul Exhibition, Balanced at Asian Culture Center, Towson University, MD.

2023, May 14-June 28: Participated the 40th Anniversary Exhibition of Baltimore Sculptors at Liriodendron Mansion, Bel Air, MD.

2023, May 8-June 17: Selected Juried Exhibition Level Up at Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD (Juried by Mary Early)

https://bestthingsmd.com/event/exhibition-level-up-a-juried-exhibition-for-graduate-artists-2023-06-15-brentwood-md.html 

2023, May 5-June 3: Participated Asia North 2023 Exhibition TRANSition / TRANSformation / TRANScendence at the Parlor, Baltimore, MD 

(Curated by Nerissa Paglinauan)

2023, February 23-April 6: Invited four person, Goucher College Spaces of Memory & Imaginations, Baltimore, MD. (Curated by Alex Ebstein)

https://www.goucher.edu/art-galleries/silber-art-gallery/exhibits/

2022, December 9-2023, February 13: Invited five person, Winter Exhibitions In the Round: Dimensional Fiber Works at McLean Project for the Arts, VA. (Curated by Nancy Sausser) https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2023/02/03/art-gallery-shows-dc-area/

2022, September 22-December 31: Participated Sculpture in the Courtyard Art at Frederick, MD. (Curated by Cynthia Scott-Johnson)

2022, August 19-September 24: Participated The 250th anniversary of Ellicott City Exhibition: EC250: ARTifacts, Ellicott City, MD

2022, August 13-September 25: Selected Annual Exhibition, Spark V: New Light at The Pearle Museum, Baltimore, MD (Curated by Catherine Borg)
2022, May 7-July 10: Selected Juried Exhibition, National Juried Exhibition, The Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD

(Juried by Gerald Ross)

2022, April 8-May 28: Selected Annual Exhibition, Asia North 2022 at Stillpointe Theatre & Motore House, Baltimore, MD

(Curated by Nerissa Paglinauan)

2022, April 8-May 16: Participated HMAA GW Group Exhibition: Boundless, Korean Cultural Center, Washington D.C.

2022, March 5-April 15: Selected Mid-Atlantic region juried exhibition Hand Crafted at Black Rock Gallery, Germantown, MD

(Juried by Rula Jones)

 

2021, October 16-November 27: Selected Juried Exhibition: Art Howard County 2021, at HCCA, MD (Juried by Freda Lee-McCann)

2021, October 15-2022, January 23: Group Exhibition: Art in the New Normal, at Annemarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, MD

2021, September 18-November 13: Selected mid Atlantic region juried exhibition, Not Strictly Painting, at the McLean Project for the Arts, VA

(Juried by Foon Sham, and Virginia Treanor)

2021, September 8-December 11: Selected triennial Exhibition, Asia in Maryland Fall 2021 Exhibition, at AA&CC, Towson University, MD

(Curated by Nerissa Paglinauan)

2021, August 21-September 25: TU MFA Student Exhibition, HEAT, at York & Penn Art Gallery, MD (Curated by Grace Doyle)

2021, August 4-November 6: Selected Juried Exhibition, Artina 21: Balancing Act, at the Sandy Spring Museum, MD (Juried by Twylene Moyer) 

https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/artina2021/

2021, August-Ongoing: Selected International Online Juried Exhibition, Connection the Art Fluent. (Juried by Amy Matteson Neill) https://www.art-fluent.com/connection?pgid=krjg3jup-c6d197c9-f88f-4445-be92-5ec5edb1b4b0

2021, June 2-June 15: Participated Group Exhibition, Infinite Spectrum at The Riverside Gallery, NJ.

2021, April 29-June 29: Selected Annual Exhibition SPARK IV: A New World? at the MAP, Baltimore, MD. (Curated by Catherine Borg)

2021, April 10-May 15: Selected Annual Exhibition Asia North 2021 at Impact Hub, Baltimore, MD. (Curated by Nerissa Paglinauan)

2021, March 2-March 28: Selected Juried Online Exhibition 2021 Local Color, Ellicott City, MD.

2021, February 5-April 6: Selected triennial juried exhibition Identity hosted by Maryland State Arts Council

2021, January 9-February 20: Participated General Exhibition at Howard County Cultural Center, Ellicott City, MD.

2020, December 4-2021, February 4: Participated Group Exhibition at Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Washington, D.C.

2020, September 17-November 14: Selected Juried Exhibition Sculpture NOW 2020 at the McLean Project ForThe Arts,McLean, VA.

(Juried by Nancy Sausser)
2020, August 3-24: Selected Online Exhibition Tradition-Memory-Transformation Contemporary Art Gallery

2020, June 6-28: Selected 2020 National Juried Exhibition at The Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD (Juried by Noah Smalls)

2019, November 9-14: Incheon Cultural Center, Art International Exchange Exhibition, Incheon, South Korea

2019, May 24-September 2: Selected national juried exhibition Ebb&Flow: the power of water at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD (Juried by Cynthia C. Gilmour)

2019, March 29-April 28: Selected Juried Exhibition Intricate Layers/Asia North, at Motor House, Baltimore, MD. (Curated by Nerissa Paglinauan)

2019, March 8-25: Participated Group Exhibition, To be a Woman, at Korean Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.

2018, June 3-July 7: Participated Group Exhibition Resilience at Waverly Gallery, Bethesda, MD.

2018, April 4-June 3: Participated Group Exhibition The New Homeland at the Verizon Gallery, Annandale, VA

 

2017, September 28-2018, January 10: Participated Group Exhibition Blue in Flight at the BWI International Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

2017, October 6-28: Participated Group Exhibition East Meets West at Art League, Ocean City, MD.

2017, March 27-May 19: Participated Group Exhibition Spring Sonata at the Harmony Hall Oxon Hill, MD.

2017, January 11-26: Participated Group Exhibition LIFE INFINITE at Korean Cultural Center, Washington D.C.

 

2016, December 9-23: Participated Group Exhibition Bridging East & West at Hermitage Design and Gallery, Mclean, VA.

AWARD

2023, July: International Competition: First Prize, "Paper Made" held by Fiber Arts Now 

https://www.fiberartnow.net/summer-2023/#:~:text=Fiber%20Art%20Now%20%E2%80%93%20Summer%202023&text=The%20Fiber%20Art%20Now%20team,issue%20will%20blow%20you%20away!

2023, June: ARTsites 2023, Grant, Howard County Arts Council, MD, Grants and Special Projects

2021, May: International Online Competition: Mixed Media & Three Dimensional Categories, Best Award, All Planet Earth, Contemporary Art Gallery contemporaryartgalleryonline.gallery/2021-art-competition-all-planet-earth

2020, December: International Online Competition: Mixed Media and Three DimensionalCategories, Best Award, ALL Color, Contemporary Art Gallery contemporaryartgalleryonline.gallery/2020-art-competition-all-colors

1993, November: Best Award, 600th Anniversary Cultural Folk Handicraft Exhibition sponsored by Seoul city, South Korea

1993, September: Merit Award, Gwacheon-si Art and Craft Competition, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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