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Kyungmin Park

Biography to Display: 

Born, South Korea


2008BFA New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2012MFA Ceramics, Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia


2011Artist in Residence, A.I.R. Vallauris, Vallauris, France

2014Summer Resident, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

2015-2016Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

2016Artist invites Artists Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

2017Artist in Residence, Jingdezhen International Studio, Jingdezhen, China


2004-2005Instructor, C&C Art Institution, Seoul, South Korea

2008-2010Instructor, Art and Craft, Camp Scatico, Elizaville, New York

2009-2010Studio Technician, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

2012Adjunct Professor, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

2012-2014Adjunct Professor, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

2016—Assistant Professor, Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts


Kyungmin Park is known for porcelain figurative narrative sculpture dealing with unique childhood experiences. Surface techniques include underglaze color application. The glaze is restricted to a clear gloss, with the occasional addition of gold luster on select pieces.

In work completed before 2011 Park made pottery vessel forms, at times monumental for installations, or in smaller scale combined with figural elements.  In this period, Park also made traditional Korean functional pottery forms, covered jars, and serving wares. For the functional based forms, Park uses solid colors, allover patterns or clear glaze over white porcelain.

Park's narrative themes include children's natural mindfulness juxtaposed with regulations of adulthood. Works often appear childlike, with adult facial expressions.


Public Collections to Display: 

A.I.R. Vallauris, Vallauris, France

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia


Bibliography to Display: 

Emerick, Valarie. “ART45, Childlike Images.” Metro Spirit, no. 23 (2012). McNutt, Sarah. “Souvenirs from the Future.” Ceramics Monthly (December 2015).

Monnet, Edith Garcia. “The Figure as a Map to Human Experience.” Ceramics Art & Perception no.99 (2015).

Seckinger, Kate. “Ceramics Professor Shapes Students for the Future.” The Plainsman, November 29, 2014.

Smith, Nan. 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form, v. 2. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2014.



Typical Marks
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast, Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
You Silly Billy
Date: 2018
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Surface Technique: Glaze, Underglaze
Courtesy Sculpture Culture, Unifying the Narrative Figure Exhibition, NCECA 2018
Courtesy Sculpture Culture, Unifying the Narrative Figure Exhibition, NCECA 2018

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified April 6, 2023.