Nara Park is an artist based in Seoul, South Korea. Park’s work investigates our relationship to the landscape we inhabit and the imprint we leave in it when we are gone. Using synthetic materials such as Styrofoam or plastic, her sculptures are inspired by sacred places that can range from memorials to natural rock formations.
Park is a recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship and the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship. Park’s work has been on exhibit at numerous venues, including
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, The Phillips Collection, Grounds for Sculpture, Baltimore/Washington International Airport and American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Her works are included in the collections of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, as well as The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she received the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award by the International Sculpture Center and Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship. Park has been a guest speaker at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.