Soo Sunny Park

Academic Appointments

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.


Visual Arts Center, Room 307
HB 6081


Studio Art


  • 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


  • 2017, Fare/Luce: Shedding Light, edited by Beppe Finessi, Corraini Edizioni

  • 2016, A Picture and A Poem, Poetry and Art from the Pages of T: The New York Times, edited and printed by Gay Gassmann

  • 2015, Liquid Spaces: Scenography, Installations and Spatial Experiences, Gestalten Press

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Selected Works & Activities

Selected Exhibitions

Jan 2019-14, Boundary Conditions, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Sep 2018, HUMANS, 28th edition of Miniartextil, Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy

Apr 2018, Photo-Kinetic Grid, You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC 

Apr 2017, BioLath, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH 

Dec 2016, Luminous Muqarna, Islamic Arts Festival, Art & Science, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates

Sep 2015, Fermented Souls, Waterfall Gallery, NYC

Aug 2015, Silver Linings, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

May 2015, New Ways of Seeing: Beyond Culture, curated by Jan Castro and Eileen Jeng, Dorsky Gallery, LIC, NY

Mar 2015, Lumière - Play of Brillants, curated by Light Collective, Éléphant Paname, Paris, France

Jan 2015, Immersion: Becoming You, Kate Shin Gallery, New York, NY

Dec 2014, Inverted Boundaries, Islamic Arts Festival, Art & Science, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates

Apr 2013, Unwoven Light, Rice University Gallery, Houston, TX

Nov 2012, Vapor Slide, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI            

Sept 2011, Capturing Resonance, platform8, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA




Selected Works