Sui Park is a New York-based artist born in Seoul, Korea. She has had several solo exhibitions and public art commissions including Immersion in Black and White at Sapar Contemporary in 2021. She has participated in over 130 exhibitions internationally. Her artwork has been acquired by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Oregon and the Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in New York. Numerous mentions of her work and projects have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Hyperallergic, Artnet, Vice, and Colossal as well as other publications. She is represented by Sapar Contemporary in New York City.
Sui Park’s education includes an MDes in Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Environmental Design at Maryland Institute College of Art. She also earned an MFA and BFA in Fiber Arts at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
Sui’s work involves creating 3-dimensional organic forms in generic and biomorphic shapes. Through these forms, she attempts to express seemingly static yet dynamic characteristics of our evolving lives. While they resemble transitions and transformations of nature, the forms are to capture subtle but continuous changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories, and expectations.
This exhibition, ‘Gift Box’ will showcase site-specific installation of various colorful cable ties in plant-based abstract forms that represent our sentiments, aspirations, and memorable moments in life. The installation repurposes one-time use disposable cable ties into the form of the art demonstrating reuse, recycling, and sustainability. Sui’s black and white ink drawings will also be presented along with the installation.
“My work involves creating 3-dimensional organic forms in generic and biomorphic shapes. Through these forms, I attempt to express seemingly static yet dynamic characteristics of our evolving lives. While they resemble transitions, and transformations of nature, the forms are to capture subtle but continuous changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories and expectations.
I weave and connect traces and tracks of the subtle changes into organic forms. The organic forms are made with mass-produced industrial materials, in particular, Monofilament and Cable Ties. They are non–durable, disposable, trivial, inexpensive and easily consumed materials. But, when I weave and connect them, they are transformed into organic visualizations. I want them to be creating lasting moments, evoking and encapsulating our precious thoughts.
I often find these moments from nature. I think nature allows us to pause and find things that have been overlooked and are inspiring. Nature provides me with rooms to find breakthroughs and answers, and gives me time to ponder into thoughts. Through my work, I want to bring to our attention the moments that nature allows us to find and look forward. I present nature in abstract porous ways so that they can be filled with our moments.
- Sui Park, Augutst 2020
To learn more about artist Sui Park, please visit www.suipark.com.
This exhibition is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.