Yangbin Park (born 1981, Seoul, South Korea; lives Seoul) holds a BFA in Studio Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia. Park has had six solo exhibitions at venues including Airspace Gallery, Philadelphia and Creative Space of Public Art Shinheungdong, Seongnam, South Korea. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA; Woodmere Museum of Art and Asian Art Initiative, both Philadelphia; as well as the Seoul Museum of Art. Park has been honored with the Exhibition Merit Award granted by the Janet Turner Print Museum as well as the Awards for Excellent Artists by Cyart Space in Seoul. He participated in the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program and the Apprentice Training Program at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, both Philadelphia; as well as the Seongnam Creative Space of Public Art Residency, South Korea. His works are held in the public collections of China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China; El Minia University, Egypt; and Contemporary Center for the Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam. Park’s work has appeared in news media, articles, reviews and a dissertation. He currently teaches at Chungnam National University in Daejeon, South Korea.
Statement from the Artist:
Park’s work explores the issue of cultural displacement and the relationship between individuality and collectivism. He investigates how our experiences as individuals reflect the society in which we live and how personal experiences are profoundly connected to historical, political and socio-economic circumstances.