Jennie E. Park is a Southern California-based Korean American artist, writer and curator interested in interdisciplinarity and integrated approaches to honesty. (In)visibility and (in)vulnerability, and world-generating dynamics of entanglement and truthful paradox, recur as practices, tools or puzzles she explores through her project-based work. Her most recent body of work explores the erotic (Audre Lorde), Neutral (Roland Barthes) and generic as substitutional, competing or coarticulating vortices of comfort, belonging and liberation.
Her artwork has been internationally exhibited through galleries, film festivals, fairs, and community and office spaces, including most recently at Axis Gallery (Sacramento). She received MOZAIK Future Art Awards in nationwide exhibitions in 2020 and 2021, and in 2022 received the City of Lancaster Mayor's Award and Assistant City Manager's Award in an exhibition at MOAH:CEDAR. She has written for Artillery and other arts publications for the last decade, and in 2021 received an inaugural MOZAIK Future Art Writers Award.
Prior to dedicating herself to art making, Jennie served as the regional director of the alternative dispute resolution and legal education programs at California Lawyers for the Arts in Santa Monica, CA. A California-licensed attorney, her prior graduate degrees in law and in cognitive psychology inform her art and writing practices.
Inflection Points (2021), MFA thesis show, Gallery D301, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (installation views)