Born in Seoul, Korea, Soo Sunny Park moved to the U.S. at the age of eleven and grew up in Marietta, GA and Orlando, FL. Park received her B.F.A. in painting and sculpture 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 a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME (2000), she worked in St. Louis, Missouri as an installation artist and as a Lecturer at the Washington University, School of Art. In 2001, Park was selected as the River Front Times “Best of 2001, Sculptor of St. Louis”. She is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell M.F.A. Grant, The 19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition Grand Prize, The Helen Foster Barnett Prize from The National Academy Museum, New York, NY (2008), and The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship (2010).
Park’s selected group exhibitions include: Fabrications, Great River Arts, The Newport Mills, Newport, NH; The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, NYC; 2007 Invitational Show, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC; 6595 MILES (10614 KM), Network Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, MI; The Total Gallery, Chongno-Gu, Seoul, Korea; The Distance Between Us, Dupreau Gallery, Chicago, IL; Joan Mitchell Foundation, CUE Art Foundation, NYC; and Exposure IV: The Space In-Between, Park Avenue Gallery, MO. Her selected solo shows include: Liminal Possession, Good Citizen Gallery, St. Louis, MO; Fractal Immersion, Reeves Contemporary, Chelsea, NY; Liminal Engagement, FireHouse Gallery, Burlington, VT; Bio-Structure: Metro-Geo, Kranzberg Exhibition, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; and Transmission, FCA 2001-02 Project, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO. Upcoming projects include a September 2011 exhibition at the deCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Selected publications include: Soo Sunny Park: Playing with Light and Space, International Sculpture Center, Sculpture Magazine, (April 08); The Immutable and the Impermanent: Soo Sunny Park, International Sculpture Center, Sculpture Magazine, (June 2004); and Soo Sunny Park: Fracture Illumination, Art New England (June-July 2009). Park lives in Hanover, New Hampshire and teaches at Dartmouth College.