BIOGRAPHY

Soonae Tark continues to exhibit her reductive, colorful geometric work in galleries, museums,

and public spaces. Her list of awards includes two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Adolph

& Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, a National Academy Museum Abbey Mural Painting

Fund Fellowship, and an Individual Artist Initiative Award from the Queens Council on the Arts.

She has won more than 15 cash awards in national and international competitions including the

First Place Award of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

 

She completed two compelling permanent public artworks for the City of New York. She installed a glass mosaic mural on the platform of the Buhre Avenue subway station through the MTA Arts for Transit Commission, and awarded competitively.  Her other public two story mural work, titled “Love You,” (2008) was placed in New York City’s P.S. 306, commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, a competitive award.  Her joyful celebration of color and delight was featured on the cover of Mayor Bloomberg’s New York City's Mayor's Management Report (2009).

 

She has had solo exhibitions in the United States, Korea and France.  Her work has been included in over 100 juried and invitational group exhibitions across the United States and was exhibited at the U.S. Embassador's residence in Seoul, Korea (2009 to 2012) by the Art in Embassies Program, Department of State, Washington DC. The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, New Jersey- Herald News, Louisiana Magazine-The Advocate, Queens Chronicle and many others have favorably reviewed her work.  She has been featured in MarquisWho's Who in American Art (ongoing since the 29th Edition, 2009) and New American Paintings, Juried Exhibition in Print, with inclusion of her work on the back cover.  Her work was featured in U.S. Department of State's 2012 Desk Calendar and numerous times for the Cover Art of books, News Paper.

 

She has her BFA from Dongduk Women’s University in Seoul, Korea  and her MFA from the  École Nationale Supérieure des  Beaux-Arts de  Lyon, France.  She lives and works in New York City.

 

 

 

 

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