Alumna exhibition on display at Dartmouth College

November 16th, 2010 by Amanda Fondriest
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Scultpures by Soo Sunny Park are on display at Dartmouth College.

Sculptures by alumna Soo Sunny Park (CCAD ’98) are on display in Jaffe-Fride and Strauss galleries in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College now through December 5. Park is an assistant professor of studio art at the college.

Dartmouth’s website posted the following quotation from Park. “There’s a traditional idea of what sculpture is, and I try to stretch that definition. The whole idea of installations is to engage the viewer’s body; moving around in space is part of experiencing the work.”

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Park majored in Fine Arts at CCAD and earned an MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. After a residency in Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, she worked as an installation artist and lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

In 2001, she was awarded with the River Front Times’ “Best of 2001, Sculptor of St. Louis.” Park is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, and grand prize winner of the 19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Cité Internationale des Arts Studio Residency, Paris, France. She has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, and New Art Examiner.

The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30-10:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, call the Studio Art Exhibition Program at 603.646.3651.

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