Jaeyeon Park


Untitled, Epoxy clay, found objects, 2020
(Inspired by Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka)

Education


2021 (May)
Master of Fine Arts, Department of 3D Design,
Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA
2018 (Feb)
Bachelor of Industrial Design,
The University of Seoul, Korea


Exhibition


2021(Nov)
Launchpad, ICFF&Wanted Design Manhattan, New york, USA
2021(Sep)
Cranbrook Chair Show, At Jack Craing studio, Detorit, Michigan, USA
2021(Apr)
Graduate degree exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art,
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield hills, Michigan, USA
USA
2020(Aug)
Open Studio <I had wanted to give a full answer and explain everything, but…>, Hwang gum building, Seoul, Korea
2019(Oct)
Ideal home, Forum gallery, Bloomfield hills, Michigan, USA
2019(Jul)
Killing the Chair, 4LOG Art space, Seoul, Korea
2018 (Sep)
1000 Vases, Espace commines, Paris, France
2018 (2017 Dec~2018 Jan)
Good bye Hello, THE FOLK gallery, Seoul, Korea
2017 (Nov)
#ffffff Bachelor degree show, Red brick gallery, Seoul, Korea
2012 (Apr)
Puberty, YOZM gallery, Seoul, Korea

Press&Award


2021(Aug)
Cranbrook Academy of Art:Design MFA graduates 2021, Artthread
2020(Mar)Discover the 2020 Launch Pad Design Studios, Presented by WantedDesign Manhattan, Design Milk
2012 (Jun)
“Live a dream”, Coauthor, Indigo seowon, Busan, Korea


Experience


2021 (Sep~Oct)
Exhibition set-up assistant, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield hills, Michigan, USA

2021 (2020 Mar~2021 Mar)
Department assistant of 3D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 
Bloomfield hills, Michigan, USA
2020 (May~Aug)
Studio assistant for sculptor Bahk Seonghi, Ansung, South Korea

2017 (Mar~Dec)
Total director of graduation exhibition in department industrial design, University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

2016 (Mar~Dec)
A class squad leader of the department Industrial design, University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

2012 (Jan~Jun)
Gallery Metaphor, Internship of Curating Modern art, Seoul, South Korea

2008 (Jun~Jul)
Rrepresentative student, A member of the committee of 'Indigo world wide book fair', Busan, South Korea


Statement 


“I'm interested in creating environments that embody a story. My practice's goal is to make another world through image-based narratives using the composition of physical objects and installation. My inspiration for my installations comes from the books I read. The stories I often read were written by Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Oscar Wilde, and Murakami Haruki. Their stories have stuck with me and continue to live on in my work.

The main topic of my work is the subject of a human abyss, about the darkness inside us. This is not a scary or terrifying thing, but it's a deep abyss of the mind and the core of the mind. I'm curious what is underneath the human psyche. I want to make time and space for facing it.

I want my work is to meld real-life experiences and surreal settings. Inspired by fictional stories, I'm writing my own fantastical narratives using objects and creating environments and spaces, rather of words. When the audience steps into this worlds that I make, they enter a deep cave and find a story via clues within objects.  

In my making process, I mainly use epoxy clay, which makes sculptures by touching it with hands. I also use ready-mades, a technique that applies existing objects to art. My work is mainly created by mixing those two things, and the final result is usually expressed as an object and installation in space. Using the epoxy clay, I want to express abstract mind flutters with atypical shapes and abstract and ambiguous figurations. And the found objects convey real life, using items that already exist in reality. I want to face essential parts of human life by moving back and forth between abstraction and non-abstraction.

When it comes to working methods, when a particular topic comes to mind, I first think of the story and meaning I want to convey. And I draw an ambiguous finished image in my mind. After making only the big outline and concept of the work, I work in a big frame in an instant way. In the course of the work, I often get a formative results that differ from what I initially expect, and things that I couldn't think of semantically, I add or expand upon and transform.”
Mark