Sung Eun Park is an artist working across the mediums of drawing, sculpture, and painting. In her current body of work, Park has been exploring life and death. Her ongoing series of works have been investigations into a “good death”, the reflection on our mortality, and the intensity of this inevitable shadow that forces us to accept the prospect of death—an acceptance that impacts the way we lead our lives.
In each work, Park weaves a narrative that allows the viewers to journey through a surreal world, a trip that will compel them to stay immersed in the present, free themselves from the past and the future, and contemplate the dignity and value of their lives.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Park migrated to the United States. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and an MFA from Indiana University Bloomington. Her work has appeared in print and exhibitions, such as Vox Populi, Wassaic Summer Exhibition, and CICA Museum. She has been an artist-in-residence at the studios at Wassaic Project, the Vermont Studio Center, and others. She is currently living and working in Oregon.