Maria Park's work examines ways that technology intervenes in our perception of and participation in the world. Ranging from serially based paintings to site-specific installations and public projects, her work explores human presence and agency within a media-reliant society. She has exhibited internationally at venues including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Seoul National University Museum of Art, and is the recipient of awards including the MFA Grant Award from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Korea Arts Foundation of America Award. She lives in Ithaca, NY, where she is an Associate Professor and Director of AAP Exhibitions and Events in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University. She is represented by Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York and Nancy Toomey Fine Art in San Francisco.
Exhibitions and News:
Oculi, a collaboration with Austin+Mergold and consulting engineers Chris Earls, and Scott Hughes, wins the 2018 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition for Governors Island, NYC. On view June 23 -October 21, 2018.
Light Years: A Celebration of 20 Years, group exhibition,
Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
July 5 - August 17, 2018.
"Training Setting", a collaboration between Maria Park and Branden Hookway, featured in Interface Critique Volume One: Beyond UX, Summer 2018.