Jei Park 1988, Born in Seoul, South Korea.
Currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Jei Park studied fine art from the recognized art schools in South Korea, the U.S., and the U.K from 2001-2011. After that, she took some years off from the mainstream of art, living in the Korean countryside. She published a book about her life around the kitchen, emphasizing happiness in simple existence.
She is now living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and studying painting at the Graduate School of Chiang Mai University, Faculty of Fine Art.
In her art practice she has been focused on the subject of her longing for love. Her current paintings portray herself in two characters who long for love from their different perspectives; one cares about what others think of her, and the other wants to do whatever she wants, like a child.
Through this process, she observes herself from a distance, and attempts to think of how she has built general relationships with others and with things (how she has longed for love and had attachment in relationships), and how she wants to have a relationship in the future. And thus, how she should have it now.
To her, painting is a tool to understand who she is, and to see the world as it is.
2016-2019 M.F.A Painting, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
2008-2011 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK
2007-2008 Diploma in Foundation studies Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Arts, University of the Arts, London, UK
2002-2006 Visual Art, Idyllwild Arts Academy (High School), California, US
2001-2002 Visual Art, Ye-Won Art School (Middle School), Seoul, Korea
2018 Seeking: Jei and the Squirrel @Baan Tuek Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2012 Peeped into the between @Gallery E-De, CheongJoo, Korea
2013 Group Exhibition @Heyri Farmland Art School Gallery, Paju, Korea
2012 Group Exhibition @Gallery AP, Seoul, Korea
2011 Group Exhibition @The dong gallery, Milano, Italy
2011 Group Exhibition @Seoul Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 Group Exhibition @YoungSan Art Hall, Seoul, Korea
2011 Graduation Show @Chlesea College of Arts and Design, London, UK
2010 Group Show @Gallery AW, Seoul, Korea
2010 Trialogue @Samchong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010 Group Exhibition @Gaga Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010 Group Exhibition @Tacoma Contemporary, WA, USA
2009-10 Group Exhibition @Edenbrook, London, UK
2006 Graduation Show Trialogue ‘Past, Present, Future’ @Parks Exhinition Center, CA, USA
2002-2005 Group Exhibitions @Idyllwild Arts Academy, CA, USA
2015 Published articles about food on Web Magazine, http://www.meetjul.com
2015 Published the book 까칠한 채식주의자의 풍성한 식탁, Hongikbooks, Korea
2009 Published 16 stories of Travel Diary: Four Months in the Northern India on Web Magazine
2016 Article: 채식주의자, 치앙마이를 그리다, 부엌매거진(BOOUK magazine), 창간호 (9월), Korea
2016 Interview: 그녀들의 채식 -아티스트의 채식, 박미현 기자, 여성조선 5월호, Korea
2015 Interview: 소박한 그녀의 채식 식탁 이야기, 은가비 기자, 고함20, Korea
2015 Brochure for Bukchon Market (북촌마켓 by 네니아), Seoul, Korea
2013 Jeiphia Recipe Postcard for Sale, Seoul, Korea