Céline Minkyung Park is a critical designer and the founder of Céline Park Studio, Céline Park Gallery and Eyelove Art Center in Seoul, South Korea. She constantly moves to Europe from Korea to develop her work in progress and to exhibit them.As a Korean she was raised and educated in France, Canada, and the United States. After achieving her MA degree at Royal College of Art in the design interactions programme, she has exhibited her work at the V&A museum in London, Busan International Short Film Festival in Busan and a few more places. Throughout her previous years as a designer, she has used multiple methodologies. She obtained a graphic design, film, photography, and fine art background. And therefore, she drew on these experiences to suit the specific subjects in her work. She interrogates perceptions of cultural and social constructs that exist in society. In most circumstances, she creates speculative scenarios around social hierarchy to explore individual experiences that people go through. The scenarios that she creates are usually polarised dystopian or utopian ones and can sit in the future, the past as a counterfactual scenario or the present. An underlying objective of her projects is to remind people that culture can unconsciously manipulate us and that it is always important to look through all the layers of a subject. Céline Park Studio encourage and invite experts from diverse backgrounds to work collaboratively through design. We mainly use design fiction and speculative design proposals to challenge assumptons, and to create art concepts by reinterpreting a certain time period or events. The studio is located at Apgujeongro 32, 30 gil, Gangnam in Seoul, South Korea.
| Education |
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM | September 2014-July 2016
M.A. Design Interactions | Shortlisted for Helen Hamlyn Award
CIID, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK | June 2014-July 2014
Summer programme in interactive design
PRATT ART INSTITUTE, NY, UNITED STATES | September 2006-December 2010
B.A. Graphic Design Award: Received International Merit Scholarship. | Nominated: Student Leadership Award
ST. JOHN’S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, VANCOUVER, CANADA | September 2003-December 2005
President and secretary of Student Council.
ECOLE DES ROCHES, NORMANDIE, FRANCE | September 2000-May 2003
Received Junior Highschool Graduation degree (Brevet Exam)
| Experiences |
EYELOVE ART CENTER & CELINE PARK STUDIO & CELINE PARK GALLERY | Owner & Main Designer | June 2017-
Produces critical design and opens lectures of temporary issues around sociology, science, and politic with invited guests for collaboration and to educate forward thinking for audiences. Organize lectures with diverse designers.
EYELOVE I CLINIC | Head designer | December 2016-
Filmed and produced short films. Designed posters and brochures. Designed logo and posters. Photographed still shots. Directed and edited short advertising films.
CJ ENTERTAINMENT, THE DRAMA SERIES ‘20’ | Head designer | October-December 2013
Filmed and helped produce a drama series “20’s”. Designed logo and posters. Photographed still shots. Directed and edited short advertising films.
SYS PLANET | Art director | January-June 2013
Taught art to autistic students, and directed and exhibited
their work at Galleries.
LIPPINCOTT IN NYC | Freelance designer | April-December 2011
Designed logos, websites, brochures and visual systems for MasterCard, Exelis, Forsee, Xylem, Post-it, Citibank, Financial Engines, and Wells Fargo.
CONDÉ NAST, TEEN VOGUE MAGAZINE IN NYC | Intern | September-December 2010
Finalized details for layouts.
MTV, NICKELODEON IN NYC | Intern | September 2009-
Designed Variety Magazine cover, on-air/ off-air ads, web banners, and posters.
EDITORIAL FOR RING MAGAZINE | Photographer | March, April 2008
Photographed the editorial.
| Press |
| Award & Exhibition |
Objet + Astral | Centre Culturel Coréen | Paris, France | Exhibition | 2018
Celine is having her first solo exhibition in Paris. During her exhibition, 'Objet+Astral' she demonstrates projects that are related or based on the subject, 'The Objectum-Sexuals' -- there are four of her films and the objects or machines that she designed and made. The four main projects are 'The Object Right (2018)', 'The Object Marriage (2019)', 'The Object Signal (2019)', and 'The Object Matcher (2019)'.
Inside Intel | Goldsmiths University of London | London, UK | Exhibition | 2018
Celine's short video, 'The North Koran Hiphop Music Video' has been screened. The show was organised by Elliott Burns for Inside Intel.
BISFF | Busan International Short Film Festival | Busan, S.Korea | Film Screening | 2018
Celine's short film, 'Placebo Funeral' has been screened as the Asian . She also had the time of 'The Conversation with Audiences'.
Friday Nights | V&A Museum | Exhibition | London, UK | 2018
Celine's film, 'The Object Right' has been screened for the first time in public. Celine directed her performative project, 'The Object Marriage' and she gave a talk about the subject.
SOUTHBANK CENTER | London, UK | Performance | 2016
Celine directed performance of 'Placebo Funeral' at Changing Minds festival. She composed music, and designed costume and objects. She choreographed and collaborated with 10 dancers.
| Skill |
in Adobe AfterEffects, Premiere, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Final cut pro.
in Adobe Flash, Dream Weaver, Microsoft Office.
in French, English and Korean.