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Herion Park
2024 Fellowship Award Recipient


Herion Park is a Korean American visual artist, sculptor, fashion designer, and professor currently teaching art and fashion design at Miami-Dade College, Miami FL. Immigrating to the United States in the 1980s, she received a BFA in Painting and Fashion Design and a Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in an expansive list of significant exhibitions and has been awarded multiple residency invitations, including at The Vermont Studio, Hambidge Center, and Yaddo.

Her artistic means of expression have encompassed and integrated varied media. Her work is informed by the immigrant experience of a naturalized citizen and the spiritual and biological ties of family. Both her personal experiences and those of her many young students from immigrant families are transmuted into her art. Her most current work speaks of matters of sorority and motherhood through forms emanating from spiritual inspiration and conjured up from contemplation on familial memories. She has lived in Seoul, Chicago, New York, Miami, and currently makes Sarasota County, FL, her residence.