Soonae Tark

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Work1 Title: Untitled Year: 2015 Materials: acrylic on acrylite Dimensions: H 16 W 24 D Work2 Title: Untitled Year: 2015 Materials: acrylic on acrylite Dimensions: H 16 W 24 D Work3 Title: Untitled Year: 2012 Materials: acrylic back acrylite Dimensions: H 16 W 24 D Work4 Title: Nap Year: 2007 Materials: acrylic on canvas Dimensions: H 32 W 32 D Work5 Title: In Blue Year: 2006 Materials: acrylic on canvas Dimensions: H 32 W 32 D

Statement:

I work with acrylic on canvas, wood, paper and plastic.  My process is to build images systematically on a flat colored surface. Very precise forms and colors of different weights are placed together to create a perfect, yet precarious, balance.  I enjoy exploring new materials and working with color and form using rigid lines to playfully create three dimensional effects on a flat surface.  I like  to  challenge how to paint.

Resume:

SOONAE TARK
www.soonaetark.com

Born in S. Korea, since 1996  lives and works in New York City

EDUCATION
1995  Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Pratique, Option Art avec  “Les Felicitations du Jury” ;
1993  Diplôme National d’Art Pratique, Option Art,  Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon,
France
1990  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dongduk Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

PERMERNENT PUBLIC ART
2015  Glass mosaic,  MTA Arts for Transit Commission, Buhre Ave. Station, New York City

2008  Relief form Mural,  Percent for Art Commission, New York City Public School PS306, Queens

AWARDS
2014  Merit Award, National Compact Competition, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2008  National Academy Museum Abbey Mural Painting Fund Fellowship, New York, NY

2007, 2001  The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
Individual Artist Initiative Award, Queens Council on the Arts, Woodhaven, NY
2005  First Place Award, National Compact Competition, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
First Place Award, National Juried Exhibition, Art Centre of Plano, Plano, TX
2004  First Place Award, National Juried Art Show, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM
EXHIBITIONS
2015 Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY
2014 Site-specific Installation at Window of Los Verdes New York, Organized by No Longer Empty, NYC
Queens Museum of Art,  ” Shades of Time, Part Two”  Queens, NY
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, Rockefeller Center, New York,  NY
2014 Korean Cultural Service,  ” Shades of Time,”  New York, NY
Spring New York Affordable Art Fair, represented by Art-Flow
2013  Yegam Art Space, “Community Art Project,”  Flushing, NY
2012-2009  U.S. Embassy Seoul, Korea, “Korean-American Connections,”  by Art in Embassies Program,
U.S. Department of State,  Washington, DC
2012  Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc. “Art From The Boros,” New York, NY
MSKCC Brooklyn inFusion Center, “A Wish, A Dream,”