BIO

Soonae Tark was born in South Korea, educated in France, and works and lives in New York City.  She has

exhibited her reductive, colorful geometric work internationally across the United States, France and Korea.

Her exhibitions include Rockefeller Center Plaza, New York, NY; Union Station, Los Angeles Metro, CA; Florida

State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL; Queens Museum of Art, NY; and U.S. Ambassador’s

residence in Seoul, Korea.

 

Her recent public art commission includes completing an invigorating mural for the Montefiore Medical Center located

in the Bronx, New York. She also completed compelling permanent public arts projects for the City of New York; a two-story mural work was placed in a New York City Public School in Queens. Her joyful celebration of color and delight was featured on the cover art of New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayor's Management Report; as well as a glass mosaic mural outdoors on the raised platform of the Buhre Avenue Subway Station located in the Bronx, New York through the MTA Arts for Transit Program.

 

She has received many awards and grants including two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants.  Her work has been favorably reviewed by The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, New Jersey Herald News, Louisiana Magazine-The Advocate, Queens Chronicle and many others. Her work was featured numerous times in cover art of books, news papers and U.S. Department of State’s Desk Calendar.

 

Her works are in the collection of the Department of State, Washington DC, MTA New York City Transit, New York City Department of Education, and the City of New Haven, CT.  She has a BFA from Dongduk Women’s University in Seoul, Korea and an MFA from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France. 

 

 

 

 

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