Jihye Park

Park was born in 1983. She received her MFA and BFA from Hong-Ik University.

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Since her first solo exhibition in 2007, she has been in a variety of group exhibitions including one at the Hongik Contemporary Museum of Art in 2007 and one at the Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art in 2011.

Park is a meticulous painter who concerns herself primarily with depictions of women. These women are often caught from behind, mid-movement. The lifelike qualities of her paintings interfere with a moment in time and she is able, through the interactions of movement, to engage the viewer into a time sequence. Without tension or preoccupation, her characters become familiar to the viewer and her paintings deny passive observation and encourage total absorption within the moment.