Kyungmin Park is a figurative ceramic sculptor drawing inspiration from childlike perspectives. Contrasting the darker emotions and restricted psyche of adulthood with the boundless consciousness of children, Kyungmin’s sculptures confront the viewer with uncomfortable juxtapositions, encouraging reflection upon personal expectations and narratives. Kyungmin largely uses hand-building techniques to construct her figures out of porcelain, a material she prefers for its ability to contrast starkly with bright and colorful decoration.
Originally from South Korea, Kyungmin earned her MFA in Ceramics from
the University of Georgia in 2012 and her BFA from the New York State
College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2008.
Currently, Kyungmin is an Assistant Professor of 3D studio Art at Endicott
College in Beverly, MA. Kyungmin was a long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana where she earned 2014-2015 Matsutani Fellowship and 2015-2016 Windgate Fellowship. Park has won multiple awards; Her most recent recognition is being from the National Council on Education the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) for, which granted her one of the top six Emerging Artist of the Year 2016 Award; Ceramics Monthly Magazine also gave her that same designation in 2015. Kyungmin was invited as a 2017 Guest Artist at the Jingdezhen International Studio in Taoxichuan Ceramic Park, Jingdezhen, China, and A.I.R Vallauris in France in 2011.
She is a seasoned artist and has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most notably at the Aqua Art Miami Basel, SOFA Chicago, Scripps College Ceramic Annual, Claremont, CA, Penland School of Crafts, in NC, Arrowmont School of Arts in Gatlinburg, TN, Museum of Arts and Science in Macon, GA, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in, Auburn, AL, along with a multitude of galleries, including the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Belger Arts Center, Morean Art Center, Lillstreet Art Center, Eutectic, Kolva-Sulivan, Duane Reed, Abmeyer + Wood, signature, Lacoste and Keane galleries, to name a few. One of the exhibitions, 74th Scripps College Ceramic Annual show in 2018, was featured in LA Times.