Soo Sunny Park

  • The Parents Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities

  • Professor of Studio Art

Park received a B.F.A. from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and a M.F.A. in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. After the residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she worked in St. Louis as an installation artist and Lecturer at the Washington University St. Louis, MO. In 2001, she was awarded with the River Front Times Best of 2001, Sculptor of St. Louis. Park is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant; Grand Prize winner of the 19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition; Helen Foster Barnett Prize: The National Academy Museum, New York; Cite Internationale des Arts Studio Residency, Paris, France; The Rockefeller Foundation: The Bellagio Center Fellowship, Bellagio, Italy; Kultur Osterbotten Fellowship, Ateljé Stundars Residency, Korsholm, Finland; Vancouver Biennale Artist-in-Residence, British Columbia, Canada; and The Cheekwood Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, Nashville, Tennessee.


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  • B.F.A. Columbus College of Art and Design
  • M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Residency, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Selected Publications

  • ARTIST WORK IN PRINTED BOOK:2017, Fare/Luce: Shedding Light, edited by Beppe Finessi, Corraini Edizioni2016, A Picture and A Poem, Poetry and Art from the Pages of T: The New York Times, edited and printed by Gay Gassmann2015, Liquid Spaces: Scenography, Installations and Spatial Experiences, Gestalten Press2015, Unexpected Art, edited by Jenny Moussa Spring, Chronicle Books 

Shows and Exhibitions

Apr 2018, Photo-Kinetic Grid, You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NCApr 2017, BioLath, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NHDec 2016, Luminous Muqarna, Islamic Arts Festival, Art & Science, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab EmiratesMay 2015, New Ways of Seeing: Beyond Culture, curated by Jan Castro and Eileen Jeng, Dorsky Gallery, LIC, NYMar 2015, Lumière - Play of Brillants, curated by Light Collective, Éléphant Paname, Paris, FranceFeb 2014-18, Boundary Conditions, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CTJan 2015, Immersion: Becoming You, Kate Shin Gallery, New York, NYDec 2014, Inverted Boundaries, Islamic Arts Festival, Art & Science, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates 

 Other Notable Work:Unwoven Light, Rice Gallery, Houston, TX

Soon  Sunny Park: Vapor Slide, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Liminal Engagement, FireHouse Gallery, Burlington, VT

Transmission, FCA 2001-02 Project, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO

Bio-Structure: Metro-Geo, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, NY

2007 Invitational Show, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY


Selected Works