Yoorim Erin Park
My work deals with conflicting states of time: static and active. The time in my work is not oriented to a specific time, rather floating in a space of co-existence. These conflicting states, “static and active” are addressed in a single frame by depicting historical symbols from the past on the same plane as today’s digitally enhanced sources. By juxtaposing these two time states, I am interested in reconstructing time to reconnect our past and present.
Yoorim Erin Park is a painter and collagist. She earned BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and MFA with honors from University of Pennsylvania (Penn). She currently lives and works in Queens, in NYC where she spends most of her time in the studio. She is currently faculty of Fine arts in the International School of Design in Manhattan, NY. Her painting is featured in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally, including awards and fellowships such as 25th International Fine Art competition’s finalist in painting in Korea, Christopher Lyon Memorial fellowship in the U.S, and The Stuart Egnal Scholarship Award at Penn in the U.S. Her painting includes in selected private and public collection such as Caroline Lyon’s private collection in the U.S and Juvenile detention center in Korea.