Yena Park is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Michigan and Philadelphia. Park received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from The University of the Arts. Park facilitated a workshop for the Free Library in Philadelphia spotlighting the sister city of Incheon through storytime and craft events. She has exhibited work in Michigan, Philadelphia, Maryland, Chicago, North Carolina, and South Korea.
Her practice is a journey to mundane objects and places, questioning and listening to the material itself between human and non-human, public and private, and presence and absence through Western influence and Korean roots. Park’s work is rooted in process, experimenting, and the innate qualities of the materials used. She is inspired by the traditional weaving system and constructed woven/surface processes. Park translates these fiber processes into ways such as pipe insulation, lawn grids, sink liners, and cable connections to create visceral sculptural forms. She interrogates how material experimentation/experience creates possibilities without endings.