Sungyeon Park is an artist, an educator and a researcher, who is demonstrating her work through an interdisciplinary, complex and, artistic social language. She seeks to challenge societal beliefs about art in her work by representing trivial parts of daily life through a diverse range of artistic genres, such as literature, theater, and sound. Her artistic practice is multi-disciplinary, mixed media, and concept-driven.
Park graduated from Ewha Womans University with a BFA and MFA in Painting & Printmaking, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London, UK and a Doctoral degree in Fine Art at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea.
Her projects have been previously supported by a wide range of organizations including but not limited to the GyeongGi Cultural Foundation, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, and the Arts Council Korea.
She has been participating in artist-in-residences such as the Art Omi International Residency in New York (2010), the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York (2010), and the MacDowell Colony (2011), the Taipei Artist Village of Taipei Culture Foundation in Taiwan (2011/12), the National Art Studio of National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea (2012), Kulturamtes der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf in Germany (2012), and the Clayarch Gimhae Museum of Korea in 2015. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Konkuk University in Korea.
Sungyeon Park, Regular Café with Homemakers, 2012(2018), single channel video, 7 minutes 43 seconds, color, sound
Regular Café with Homemakers
This following interview is a part of Sungyeon Park’s project, Regular Café with Homemakers; The Sociology of Everyday Discourse, which started in the summer of 2010.
“Through conversation with other people, my thoughts and interests are gradually becoming specific and developing into different ideas. I have acquired permission from the participants in the project to publish the contents of my book and it will eventually become part of my work. This time, the interview is mainly introductory, but it is already becoming part of work that will be presented in the next exhibition and book.” Sungyeon Park, 2012.