Keunho Peter Park, in collaboration with Beth Ireland
Baby Blue Sedan Guitar, 2019
Plywood, cherry, plastic, milk paint
The beauty of the human body and characteristic forms of various living
creatures always inspire me. This naturally leads me to take interest in organic
forms and to create anthropomorphic forms. To achieve this, I use segmented
carving technique which enables me to make liberal forms and size, and also use
different texture and color to add unique features on each work. I constantly
explore innovative construction format to create organic forms and explore the
sensory experience and sculptural qualities that could be derived from a
functional object made out of wood.
Keunho Peter Park(b.1984) is a woodworking artist and studio furniture maker.
He creates anthropomorphic and organic forms of functional objects,
furniture and musical instruments inspired by his personal experience and love of
music, organic forms of nature such as the beauty of human body and living
Park is born in Columbus, Ohio and grown up in South Korea. He holds a B.F.A
in painting from South Korea’s Kookmin University and an M.F.A. in
Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of
Park is the recipient of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show’s Wharton
Esherick Award 2015: Excellence in wood, and Windgate resident artist at
Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Park exhibited his work at the Center for Art
in Wood in 2018, PMA Craft Show throughout 2015~2019 and, at the
Philadelphia International Airport in 2020. He also has taught workshops about
free-form woodcarving and musical instrument making at the Society of
Contemporary Craft and Peters Valley.
Park currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and presents his works in US
and South Korea. He teaches wood & furniture at the University of the Arts in
Philadelphia since 2016.