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Seungyea Park was born and raised in Seoul Korea. After she graduated high school she moved to New York and received a BFA at Southampton Long Island University and an MA at C.W. Post Long Island University. After receiving her degrees she back to South Korea where to be closer to her family.
She describes her work by saying, “My works address the topic of ‘Monstrousness’ caused by fear in our inner world. Due to fear and horror being used as the most ‘universal’ and constant devices to maintain social systems as ‘injustice’, and consider them ‘enemies’. While regarding tabooed beings deviating from us as monsters, we ourselves become freaks. Monsters are everywhere. At the moment the ‘I’ within me faces the ‘I’ outside of me. They try to avoid, conceal, and deny each other, considering the other a monster. The true nature of fear is perhaps an evasion of something nonexistent. I make my work wishing that I can be accustomed to and overcome fear by drawing out, and facing monsters, or the true nature of fear.”