Visiting Artist Lecture with Kyungmin Park

Date: 

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Help us welcome Kyungmin Park to the Boston arts community as she accepts her post as Assistant Professor of 3D Studio Art at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. "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.

This lecture is free to the public. Seats are limited. To RSVP, please email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

Artist Bio:

Kyungmin Park is an Assistant Professor of 3D Studio Art at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Originally from South Korea, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 2012 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2006. Kyungmin was a 2014-2016 long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. She was also awarded a 2014-2015 Matsutani Fellowship, 2015-2016 Windgate Fellowship and 2014 Windgate Summer scholarship by the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2016, Kyungmin received an Emerging Artist Award from Ceramics Monthly magazine. In 2016, she was also honored to be recognized as an Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Kansas City, MO.

Her work has been featured in many national and international exhibitions including the Aqua Art Miami Basel, Galerie Aqui Siam Ben in Vallaruris, France, Morean Art Center, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Museum of Arts and Science in GA, The Clay Studio in PA, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Eutectic Gallery, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Lillstreet Art Center, Signature Gallery, Belger Crane Yard Gallery, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Duane Reed Gallery and the Holter Museum of Art.