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Keunho Peter Park

Keunho Peter Park (b.1984) is a woodworking artist and studio furniture maker. He creates anthropomorphic and organic forms of functional objects, furniture, and musical instruments inspired by his personal experience and his love of music, organic forms of nature such as the beauty of human body, and living creatures. Park was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in South Korea. He holds a B.F.A in painting from South Korea's Kookmin University and an M.F.A. in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Park is the recipient of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show's Wharton Esherick Award 2015: Excellence in wood, an Emerging Artist Award Winner at the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture show in 2015, and Windgate resident artist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also has taught workshops about free-form woodcarving and musical instrument making at the Society of Contemporary Craft and Peters Valley. Park currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and presents his works in the US and South Korea. He has taught wood & furniture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia since 2016.