Sin Park South Korean, b. 1987

Overview

Sin Park (b. 1987) is a visual artist and PhD candidate in Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art. She completed an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art 2017, and a BFA in Painting from Ewha Womans University 2007. Her recent works were featured in group shows including; RSA Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh, 2020, Elephant Lab London, 2020, Virtues of the Real/ Necessity of the Imaginary, The Art Space Glasgow 2019, Flourish award, Spike Print Studio, Bristol 2019 and PR1 Gallery at the university of central Lancashire, Preston 2018, Nature, ARNA, Harlösa, 2018, Skip-Ad; Play, Savoy Center, Glasgow 2018, Odyssey, Summerhall, Edinburgh 2018, One summer night, Crypt Gallery, London 2017, The Arrival, Square Gallery, London 2017, The Abstraction of Continents and The Continent of Abstraction, Lychee One, London 2016, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London 2016, Shadow, Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield 2016. Park was awarded the RK Burt&co. West Yorkshire 2018. She was also shortlisted in The Hopper Prize 2019, the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018, the Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award 2016, and The Lichfield Prize 2016. She participated in residencies including Elephant Lab2020, Aucart Lab London 2019, Summerhouse Dusseldorf 2018 and ARNA Harlösa 2018.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I am interested in notions of memory and not-knowing as methods for approaching painting. Critical to this thinking are predetermined actions set against the potential of active eruptions of moments at which the activity stretches into a space that is not-known, where actions are affected by the activity of painting. Momentary gestural action delivers a timeless desire that becomes one with another, sought within an instant through intuition and improvisation. The sensory apparatus makes this possible, makes textural surface and surface of emotional sense an extended moment of absolute proximity and distance, all at once. Within this method, I utilise motifs as a precursor to the indeterminable, through which the real, or that is to say reflections of the real, become entangled within abstract environments embedded within the surface. This all happens through the activity of painting and constructs a liberated space of complexity; I would determine this as a space of familiar unfamiliarity.

Works
Biography

EDUCATION 

2017 - 

PhD in Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art 

2015 - 2017 

MA in Painting, Royal College of Art 

2007 - 2012 

BA in History of Art, College of Liberal Art 

B.F.A in Painting, College of Art & Design, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 

 

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS 

Virtues of Real/ Necessity of Imaginary, The Art Space, Glasgow, 2019 

To each his own, Sedec Art Gallery, Seoul, 2014 

Look at You, Space 15th, Seoul , 2012 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2020 

Exh 03, Floor Magazine Online Show 
RSA Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 
Elephant Lab, Colart, London 

2019 

Crocodile Tears, Greenpoint Open Studios 2019, New York 

Bath Open Art Prize 2019, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, 44AD Artspace, Bath 

Aucart LAB, 189 Gloucester Place, London 

Flourish award 2018 tour, Spike Print Studio, Bristol 

2018 

Flourish award 2018 tour, PR1Gallery at the university of central Lancashire, Preston 

U-Star, Albereta Relais & Chateaux, Milan 

Flourish award 2018, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield, West Yorkshire 

Summerhouse, Lindenbecker Weg, Düsseldorf, Germany 

ARNA opening studio, Harlösa, Sweden 

Skip-Ad; Play, Savoy Center, Glasgow 

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018 Shortlist Show, Ashurst LLP, London 

No Safe Haven, The Pipe Factory Gallery, Glasgow 

Odysseys (SYN Festival Edinburgh), Summerhall, Edinburgh 

2017 

Biophilia, KI Europe, London 

One summer night, Crypt Gallery, London 

RCA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London 

The Arrival, Square Gallery, London 

Under the see, Crypt Gallery, London 

2016 

The Abstraction of Continents and The Continent of Abstraction, Lychee One, London 

Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London 

Lost in the woods, Square Gallery, London 

Cityscape, Contemporary Art Gallery, United States 

Shadow(Lichfield Festival), Lichfield Cathedral(Emporium Art gallery), Lichfield 

Nothing To See Here, Square gallery, London 

Fine Art Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London 

2013 

Noticeable Works, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 

Pyongyang Residency, Space 15th, Seoul 

Triangle Art Festival, The East Monsters, Hongik University, Seoul 

2012 

2037 Residency in Pyongyang, Art Factory Project, Janghang 

Group Show, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 

2011 

Reflected World, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea 

2010 

Combat, Ewha Art Center, Seoul, South Korea 

 

AWARDs 

Hopper Prize 2019 (Finalist) 

Bath Open Art Prize 2019 (Finalist) 

Flourish Award 2018, RK Burt&co. Prize, West Yorkshire, UK (Awardee) 

Summerhouse2018, Düsseldorf, Germany (Awardee) 

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018, London, UK (Shortlisted) 

New Contemporaries 2018, London, UK (Shortlisted) 

Solo Award 2017, London (Longlisted) 

Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award 2016, London (Shortlisted) 

The Lichfield Prize 2016, Emporium Art gallery, Lichfield (Finalist) 

Noticeable Works Award 2013, Ewha Womans University, Seoul (Awardee) 

 

ARTIST TALK & TEACHING 

Artist Talk, Sotheby’s institute of Art, 2019 

Visiting Artist, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 2019 

Artist Talk, Glasgow School of Art, 2019 

Visiting Artist, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, 2017 

 

RESIDENCIES 

Elephant Lab, Colart, 2020, London 

Aucart Residency Lab 2019, London 

Summer House2018, Düsseldorf, Germany 

ARNA Residency House 2019, Harlösa, Sweden 

 

PUBLICATIONS  

‘Sin Park’, FOA Volume 9 (USA: FOA Magazine, May 28, 2019), p102-105 

‘Sin Park’, Artmaze Mag, Spring issue 12 (London: ArtMaze Magazine, May 8, 2019) 

WOTISART #24, March 2019, p7-8 

5 Abstract painters to watch, Artpiq Blog, 2018 

https://artpiq.net/blogs/news/5-abstract-painters-to-watch 

ArticulAction, Special Issue, 2017 

https://issuu.com/articulaction/docs/articulaction_art_review_special_is/152 

 

COLLECTIONS 

HSBC Collection (London) 

Private collections in UK, Germany, Sweden and South Korea