Soonae Tark received a BFA(1990) from Dongduk Women’s University in Seoul, Korea and an MFA(1995) from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France. Her work has been exhibited at numerous national and international venues, including U.S. Embassy Seoul, Korea, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN. She has been awarded The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a Site-specific Permanent Public Art Commission at New York City Public School PS306 by Percent for Art Program. Her work was featured numerous times for the Cover Art of books, news paper including New York City Mayor's Management Report, 2009.
I build images systematically on a flat colored surface. Very precise forms and colors are placed just next to each other find a perfect, if sometimes precarious, balance. I am interested in the process that builds abstract, architectural forms into flat surfaces. I like to play with opposites and differences to create harmony and to solve problems. I challenge myself through daily practice.