Maria Park

Maria Park 2018-06-09T22:37:22+00:00

Project Description

CURRENT EXHIBITION
Maria Park + Branden Hookway – Training Setting
Through April 4, 2018

 

Maria Park

Maria Park’s work examines ways that technology intervenes in our participation in the world. Ranging from serially based paintings to site-specific installations combining studio- produced and manufactured objects, her work explores human presence and agency within a media-reliant society. Since graduating with an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003, Park’s works have been included in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Museum projects include solo exhibitions at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Rosa, CA, and group exhibitions at the Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY, Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, MO, and the Seoul National Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea. In 2012, Park was commissioned a permanent installation for the new building at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and in 2016, completed the design of a 150-foot mural for the central subway temporary barricade at the Chinatown Station in San Francisco, CA, commissioned through the San Francisco Arts Commission in partnership with San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. This summer, her collaborative project (Oculi) with Austin + Mergold and consulting engineers Chris Earls, and Scott Hughes will be on view on Governors Island, NYC, as the winning proposal of the Figment NYC City of Dreams Pavilion competition. Awards include the MFA Grant Award from the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2003) and the Korea Arts Foundation of America Award (2002), and the Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship from the San Francisco Foundation. Her work is represented by Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York City and Nancy Toomey Fine Art in San Francisco, CA. Park resides in Ithaca, NY where she is an Associate Professor and Director of AAP Exhibitions and Events in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University.