MARIA PARK

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Maria Park
b. 1972. Munich, Germany

Education
2003     MFA Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2001     MFA program in Painting, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1995     BFA Interdisciplinary, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Installations and Commissions
2016     Central Subway Chinatown Station, San Francisco, CA, commission through
               San Francisco Arts Commission in partnership with San Francisco Municipal
               Transportation Agency to design artwork for central subway temporary barricade
2012     Johns Hopkins Hospital, commission and permanent installation for The Charlotte
               R. Bloomberg Childrens Center and Sheikh Zayed Tower, Baltimore, MD,
               curated by Nancy Rosen (catalog)
2004     Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA, commission of site-specific temporary
               installation for Trinitas: Three Artists Expand the Boundaries of Painting

Solo Exhibitions
2014     Composition, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2013     Composition, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2012     Shelf Life, Milstein Hall Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2011     Counter Nature 3, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
2010     Counter Nature 2, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
2010     Counter Nature, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY (catalog)
2008     Crystal Leisure, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2006     Discrete Velocity, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2005     Strange Passages, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO,
               curated by Elizabeth Dunbar
2005     Stasis, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2003     Introductions, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2002     Discrete Universe, Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
2000     reflex, Main Gallery, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017     Hoping for Clear Skies, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2016     Summer Breeze, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2016     Cornell Art Faculty 2016, Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2016     Fifty Shades of Red, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA,
               curated by Trevor Richardson
2015     Hotspots, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2014     That's Where You Need to Be, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2014     Beyond Earth Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
               curated by Andrea Inselmann
2013     New Year 2013, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2011     Red, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2010     Sea to Shining Sea, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2009     For Excellence, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea,
               curated by Jinyee Oh and Jina Kim (catalog)
2009     Cornell Art Department Faculty, Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2009     Drawing, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2008     Remix 2, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2008     Ten, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2008     Cornell Art Department Faculty, Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2007     Critical Art: Faculty of the Cornell University Department of Art, Academy of Art and
               Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, curated by Louis Grachos (catalog)
2006     Duets: A Collaboration between Artists, Writers, and the Hand Print Press,
               Gallery of Art, University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
               curated by Craig Subler
2006     Summer Splash, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2006     Selections from the Contemporary's Flatfiles, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis,
               St. Louis, MO, curated by Paul Ha
2005     Certain People I Know, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
               curated by Tommy Everett
2005     Summer Sensations, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2005     Terra non-Firma, Howard House, Seattle, WA
2005     Urban Jungle, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
2005     New4, Belger Art Center, Kansas City, MO
2004     Refraction, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004     Joan Mitchell Foundation 2002 & 2003 MFA Grant Recipients, CUE Art Foundation,
               New York, NY (catalog)
2004     Nuit Blanche, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA & Paris, France
2003     Beautiful Pressure, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL
2003     Cream 2003, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
2003     After Study of Deflection Investigate Joints, Post, Los Angeles, CA
               curated by Sabina Ott
2003     International Young Art 2003, Mars Gallery, Moscow, Russia (catalog);
               Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel;
               Sotheby's, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003     Terminal Velocity, Center for Integrated Systems, Stanford University, CA
2003     2002 KAFA Award for Visual Arts, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
2003     MFA Thesis Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
2003     New California Masters, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA (catalog)
2002     Murphy and Cadogan Award Exhibition, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery,
               San Francisco, CA
2002     slant, Diverseworks, Houston, TX
2002     surfacer, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002     rethinking pink, Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
2001     Memory and History of Place, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
2001     Crossing Bridges, CBS Marketwatch.com, San Francisco, CA

Selected Grants and Awards
2011     John Hartell Award for Distinguished Teaching, Cornell University
2008     Watts Prize for Faculty Excellence, Cornell University
2005     University of Missouri- Kansas City Faculty Research Grant
2003     MFA Grant Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation
2002     Korea Arts Foundation of America Award
               (Jurors: Henry Hopkins, Howard N. Fox, and David Pagel)
2002     Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship, San Francisco Foundation
               (Jurors: Clara Kim, Stephanie Syjuco, and Timothy Taylor)
2001     San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Fellowship
2000     Washington University School of Art Scholarship
2000     Henrietta Wahlert Scholarship, Washington University
1995     Sobel Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute
1991     Hewlett-Packard Merit Scholarship
1991     Bank of America Award in Fine Arts

Selected Publications
2012     Art + Architecture, project catalog, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
2011     Counter Nature, exhibition catalog, essay by Patricia Phillips, co-published by
               Margaret Thatcher Projects, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, and Sabina Lee Gallery,
               New York, NY
2009     For Excellence, exhibition catalog, essay by Peter Frank and David Pagel,
               Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2006     "Discrete Velocity", Hyphen Magazine, Issue 9, San Francisco, CA
2005     Strange Passages, An Installation by Maria Park, interview with Elizabeth Dunbar,
               Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2004     The CUE Art Foundation Presents an Exhibition of the Joan Mitchell Foundation
               2002 and 2003 MFA Grants Recipients, exhibition catalog, essay by Gregory Amenoff,
               Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY
2002     Trepan, Vol. 4, Cal Arts Literary Journal, School of Critical Studies, Valencia, CA
2001     New American Paintings, MFA Annual 2001, essay by Lisa Phillips, Open Studio
               Press, MA

Selected Reviews
2016     Steve Pfarrer, "50 Shades of Red: UMass exhibit looks at primal color", Amherst
               Bulletin
, February 23
2015     Paul Hegarty, "Maria Park: Composition", Enclave Review, No. 12
2014     Margaret Wright, "Painters Point the Way at Richard Levy Gallery", Adobe Airstream,
               August-September
2014     Leora Lutz, "'Composition' Solo Exhibition by Maria Park at Toomey Tourell",
               San Francisco Arts Quarterly, January
2014     Kenneth Baker, "Bay Area Visual Arts Picks, Jan 30-Feb 2", San Francisco Chronicle,
               January 29
2012     Tom Moore, "Plastic Trees and Plexiglas", The Cornell Daily Sun, September 14
2011     Sook Hee Chung, "Strange Nature", Korea Times, April 6
2009     Sook Hee Chung, "KAFA Artists", Korea Times, July 29
2008     Marianna Stark, "Park, Maria: Acrylic Science Fiction", thestarkguide.com, January
2006     David Bonetti, "Unexpected Discoveries", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 23
2005     Kenneth Baker, "Rauschenberg is 80 -- How Is His Work Aging?", San Francisco
               Chronicle, December 31
2005     Alice Thorson, "Art Captures Darker Side", Kansas City Star, December 22
2005     Alice Thorson, "Painting Against Time and Technology", Kansas City Star, July 31
2005     Rebecca Braverman, "Park Life", The Pitch, July 14
2005     Regina Hackett, "'Terra Non Firma' explores the changing face of landscape", Seattle
               Post Intelligencer, June 24
2004     Carol Cuzner, "Beyond the Painted Edge", Art Contemporaries, Fall, Museum of
               Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA
2004     Gretchen Giles, "By the Beautiful See", North Bay Bohemian, July 21
2004     Yoohee Ahn, "Refractive Soul", The Korea Central Daily, July 12
2004     Lindsay Westbrook, San Francisco Bay Guardian, January, Vol. 38, No. 17
2003     Damarys Ocana, "Tales of Suspense", The Miami Herald, December 26
2003     Debra Koppman, Artweek, "Cream: The Right Stuff", October, Vol. 34, Issue 8
2003     Olaniyan Adams, "Introductions 2003", Stretcher.org, September 27
2003     TG Moon, The Korea Times Los Angeles, March 20
2002     Hyun-Ah Lim, The Korea Central Daily, May 15
2002     JJ Rhee, The Korea Times, April 27

Selected Interviews and Citations
2014     "Ideas to Look At", Andrea Inselmann, ed. Emily Sanders Hopkins, Ezra, Summer
2012     Ernestina Snead, "Landscape: An Image or an Encounter with Nature?", Connecting
               with Cornell, 23.1
2010     "Tips of the Trade: How to Buy Art," Emily Greenspan, OpenHouse New York, NBC,
               August 29
2006     Marie Lee, "January 2006: Gallery Crawl", KQED, San Francisco, January
2005     Maria Park, interview with Steve Walker, "Arts Roundup", KCUR, July 22
2003     Jean Korelitz, "Who Inspires You?", Real Simple, December 2003/January 2004
2003     Corina Knoll, "So You Want To Be an Artist...", KoreAm Journal, March, Vol. 14, No. 3

Public and Corporate Collections
Fidelity Investments
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Academic Appointments
2013-    Associate Professor, Department of Art, College of Architecture, Art and Planning,
               Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2006-    Assistant Professor, Department of Art, College of Architecture, Art and Planning,
    13       Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2003-    Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Missouri-
    06       Kansas City, Kansas City, MO