Sheri Park
Artist from the Bay Area, California

Themes of growth and change are the focus of my work: the entangling and liberating of groups of people, the shifting of the seasons, the mystery of myself maturing. What do the different phases look and feel like? What prompts or hinders these changes?

I explore these changes through interdisciplinary work, focusing on video/performance, photography, and found object collage construction. Each work reflects an inward journey. Using my own body in performance puts me in a vulnerable states where I am more able to achieve an emotional connection with my environment and with the viewer.

Understanding change is closely linked to correct perception, the ability to see the different pieces that make up one entity. Layers and multimedia work, then, are an important part of my work; as I explore change I build up, cover, peel back and expose different layers of paint, text, and pixels using organic lines and shapes that reflect the meandering lines of nature. I'm drawn to layering and unveiling text amidst images. Words lead me to movements in my body, and the cycle of performance and creation continues.

My artistic process reflects the process of change and growth, from a disembodied concept to embodied action. In looking deeply inward, I hope to describe a archetypal spiritual struggle.

CURRENT EXHIBITION
EDUCATION
  • 2015 Certificate in Theology and the Arts, Fuller Seminary, Menlo Park, CA
  • 2013 BA summa cum laude, Fine Arts, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2009 Oxbow School of the Arts, Napa, CA
EXHIBITIONS
  • 2017 | Visual Union: The Decades Show, Union College, Schenectady, New York
  • 2016 | As I Am, Changing (forthcoming, solo), Yellowren Productions Japan, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2016 | Hope that Moves, Peninsula Covenant Church, Redwood City, CA
  • 2016 | Open Your Hand Until (solo), PCC Basement Gallery, Redwood City, CA
  • 2016 | WEAR & TEAR: living woman (solo), Liminal, Oakland, CA
  • 2016 | WEAR & TEAR: living woman (performance), Dragon Theater, Redwood City, CA
  • 2016 | WEAR & TEAR: living woman (solo), Georgia Anwell Gallery, San Rafael, CA
  • 2015 | Today-Friday-Saturday-Sunday, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA
  • 2015 | WHITE WHITE RED: living woman, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA
  • 2014 | 16th Annual Postcards From the Edge, Visual AIDS, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
  • 2014 | Fractured Yet Rising, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2014 | College Collective, Genesee Pottery & Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • 2014 | Small Works Auction, International Arts Movement with Ruby Garden Dreams, New York, NY.
  • 2013 | As I Am, Changing (solo), Burns Atrium Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2013 | Student Invitational, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2012 | Catalogue Card Art Competition, Library, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2011 | Genesis & Dreamtime (solo), Wikoff Student Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2010-11, 2013 | Visual Arts Steinmetz Exhibition, Burns Atrium Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY
PUBLICATIONS
  • Cicada Magazine (cover), March 2010
  • Cicada Magazine (cover), February 2008
  • Letteri, Marianne (editor), Angels: Artists Imagine the Invisible, 2008, p.108
  • Letteri, Marianne (editor), Women of the Bible: Mothers, Harlots, Wives, and Queens, 2008, p.27
Press
  • Alejandro Palacios, "WEAR AND TEAR: living woman" Georgia Anwell Gallery, Community Media Center of Marin, access date: March 17, 2016
  • Tony Gapastione and Laura Ferro, "Bridging the Easter Story Part I & Part II", Peninsula Covenant Church, access date: July 22, 2015
  • "Genesis and Dreamtime by Sheri Park", Dogpond, publication date: February 8, 2015
  • "Birth (Over the Waters)", InterVarsity Arts Ministry, publication date: October 9, 2013
  • Tina Lincer, "Student Spotlight: Sheri Park '13", Union College, publication date: May 13, 2013
  • Elizabeth Cardella, "Artist Spotlight: Sheri Park", Calvary Tabernacle, access date: July 30, 2013
  • "Featured Creative Activist: Sheri Park", World Vision ACT:S, publication date: August 3, 2012
  • Shilpa Darivemula, "Present: Artistic Expressions by Sheri Park", Union College Concordiensis publication date: Thursday, May 6, 2010
GRANTS, AWARDS, RESIDENCES
  • 2015 REORIENT: home is where, Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign
  • 2016 Artist in Residence, Yellowren Japan, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2014 Vallejo Pacific Studio residency, Vallejo, CA
  • 2013 Juror's Choice Award, Just Art: Creative Competitions on Human Trafficking, The Price of Life, New York, NY
  • 2013 Charles Alexander Richmond Prize in Fine Arts, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2013 Student Research Grant, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2012 Student Research Grant, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2012 Judge's Choice Award, Library Catalogue Card Art Competition, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2011 Arnold Bittleman Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Teaching
  • 2014-15 Private In Home Art Teacher, Bay Area, CA
  • 2013 Afterschool Art Teacher, Abracadabra Afterschool Program, Mountain View, CA
  • 2012 Visiting Art & Dance Teacher, Truong Vuong Middle School, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2010 Intern/Teaching Assistant, Lascaux Academy, Belmont, CA