Jeong Min Park is a New York-based artist. She received her MFA from Long Island University and Suwon University, South Korea. She had 15 solo exhibitions and participated in several groups shows internationally including USA, China, and South Korea.
Jeong Min Park’s paintings are closely aligned with abstract art, but not completely abstract because she feels that this style is insufficient to express her ideas and imagination. She believes in reincarnation, meaning we live in the present, in the past, and will live again. In her paintings, each line and dot have different meanings within this spiritual cycle. Each gesture represents and connects her past, present, and future memories that will be part of that life whether it’s good or bad.
Jeong Min starts painting with an abstract process. However, after many layers, images begin to emerge that look like landscapes. She overlaps and repeats many layers that represent many relationships and experiences that made her who she became now. Painting for her is less about a realistic depiction and more about translating the vision or essence that originally inspired her.
During the 90-minute workshop, the participants will create artwork using various tools, including pens, needles, chopsticks, and cosmetic brushes. Artist Jeong Min Park will demonstrate how to apply ink on Hanji (Korean hand-made mulberry paper) using those tools and show how each method creates different moods and textures on paper.