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2015 Artist-in-Residence: Soo Sunny Park

August 8 - October 25

In residence, July, 2015
On display, August 8 - October 25, 2015

Cheekwood’s Courtyard Gallery in the Frist Learning Center is home to Soo Sunny Park’s most recent installation titled, Silver Linings. As Cheekwood’s 2015 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, Park will spend the month of July working on-site and creating a dramatic, interactive installation that allows visitors to walk amongst the suspended “clouds” of silver and black, making their own unique “mark” on the work – adding to the beauty and intrigue of the environment they are surrounded by. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see, and be a part of, an exciting exhibition by our new artist-in-residence!

Born in Seoul, Korea, Soo Sunny Park moved to the U.S. at the age of eleven and grew up in Marietta, GA and Orlando, FL. Park received her B.F.A. in painting and sculpture from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and a M.F.A. in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. After a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME (2000), she worked in St. Louis, Missouri as an installation artist and as a Lecturer at the Washington University, School of Art. In 2001, Park was selected as the River Front Times “Best of 2001, Sculptor of St. Louis.” She is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell M.F.A. Grant, The 19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition Grand Prize, The Helen Foster Barnett Prize from The National Academy Museum, New York, NY (2008), and The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship (2010). Park currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire and teaches at Dartmouth College. She will spend the month of July working on a site-specific project at Cheekwood.

The Heart of Trees, 2007 Seven bronze figures and seven trees, earth 39 x 26 x 39 inches (99 x 66 x 99 cm) each Installation view: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, England, 2011 Photo: Jonty Wilde

Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape

May 22 - November 1

In 2015, Cheekwood will debut a major exhibition of large-scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the latest grand-scale show to be featured at the estate’s historic grounds and museum of art. Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape will feature outdoor and indoor installations including sculptures imagined specifically for Cheekwood’s grounds. The exhibition is organized by Cheekwood in partnership with The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, where four of the artist’s sculptures will also be on view. Plensa’s monumental sculpture Isabella (2014), installed near the entrance to the Frist Center, will mirror a “sister” cast iron sculpture sited at Cheekwood.  More ...


September 22 2012 - ongoing

Operating Hours: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (Weather-Dependant)
Train lovers, young conductors and engineers of all ages, let’s hear it for the Trains!  The exhibit features two amazing outdoor trains on three separate tracks, with so many wonderful details to explore, you’re sure to find something new every time you visit.
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