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It is my intention to create metal art that contains the vibrancy and beauty that I perceive in nature. Various colours and shapes of organic objects such as flowers and plants are always appealing to me because they represent the delicate dance and tenacity of life.

Working with metals in a large scale allows me to maximize the impact of my response to the resilience of nature and with a small scale I am able to focus on details and fine quality.

During the process of fabrication, I have experienced the resistant properties of metal that reminds me of nature. Using metal characteristics, I create lively and elegant organic forms and then apply soft and warm colours to the surface with various colouring methods.

Eunseon Park is a Korean jeweller-metalsmith who is based in Vancouver, Canada. She completed a BFA in 2017 majoring in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design [NSCAD University]. During her studies at NSCAD Eunseon took the opportunity to do an exchange semester in South Korea at Kookmin University. While on exchange study, she became interested in holloware and as a result has been engaged in making vessels and sculptural pieces.

Eunseon’s intention is to imbue her personal impression of nature into her pieces. She is immersed in visualizing the strength as well as the delicacy of flowers and plants using sheet metals.

With her method of shearing the edge of thin metal sheet as a forming process, she experiences uncontrolled beauty of the characteristics of metals, just like how she feels about nature. Another major factor in her working process is the use and experimentation of diverse methods of applying colour to metal.

EDUCATION

2017                Bachelor of Fine Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Halifax, Canada

Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing

2015                Exchange Study, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2017                Entrancing Vibrance, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Halifax, NS, Canada

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017–18         Alchemy4, Enamelist Society 2017 Student Juried Exhibition, Tour Exhibition, USA

2017                Creases, Fold, Summer Craft Residency Exhibition, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada

14th Annual Jewellery Student Competition, L.A.Pai Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Art & Form, Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, NS, Canada

                        Crafting the Future, National Craft Student Juried Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Canada

NSCAD 2017 Graduation Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD,
Halifax, NS, Canada

                        Entities, NSCAD Senior Art Jewellery and Metalsmithing Exhibition, Historic Properties, Halifax, NS, Canada

Gallery@Acts, Atlantic Craft Trade Juried Exhibition, World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada

2016                Nocturne, Yu Yo Craft Supply and Tea House, Halifax, NS, Canada

2015                Currents, NSCAD Senior Jewellery show and sale, Frida Fine Jewellery, H­­alifax, NS, Canada

Coffeehouse Funk Night, NSCAD, Halifax, NS, Canada

                        Nocturne, No Offense Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada

                        Andante, Johyung Gallery, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

2014                Nocturne, Fire Works Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada

                        Cole or Gold, NSCAD Jewellery Department show and sale, Bridge CAT Gallery, Dartmouth, NS, Canada

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017                Resident Artist, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada

Professional Development Summer Residency Program

2015                Instructor, NSCAD, Halifax, NS, Canada

Cuttlefish Bone Casting Workshop

2014–16         Artist, NSCAD, Halifax, NS, Canada

NSCAD Pop-up Show and Sale

 

PUBLICATION

2017                NSCAD 2017 Graduation Catalogue, NSCAD, Halifax, NS, Canada

                        Free Coffee, Halifax, NS, Canada

                        NSCAD Annual Catalogue of Student Work

2016                 Jewellery Studio Projects 2015–2016, Halifax, NS, Canada

NSCAD Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing Department

 

VOLUNTEER

2016                Art Party, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Canada

2014                Starfish Award, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada

2012–15         Artist for a Day, NSCAD, Halifax, NS, Canada

 

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.