Keunho Peter Park in a rose-colored T-shirt, standing with arms folded in front of a piece of unfinished furniture.
Faculty

Keunho Peter Park has taught for four years in the Wood/Furniture concentration in the Crafts and Material Studies at University of the Arts, where he teaches Advanced Technique: CNC Router TechnologyBasic Woodworking and Wood Carving.

Biography

Keunho Peter Park was born in Columbus, Ohio, and grew up in South Korea. He holds a BFA in Painting from Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea, and an MFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.

Park 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 love of music; organic forms of nature, such as the beauty of the human body; and living creatures.

Experience                                           

An exhibit of three wood chairs, a modern rocking horse and a chair in a glass case in front of large windows.
  • Park has taught sculpture at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey. 

  • He has shown his work at various places, including the Center for Art in Wood, the Philadelphia International Airport and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. 

  • Park has taught workshops about freeform woodcarving and musical instrument making at 

    • Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh; 

    • Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, New Jersey; 

    • Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; and 

    • Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, Maine.

Visit the site for Keunho Peter Park’s studio. 

A credenza made of dark wood with metal details and unique legs.

 

 

 

 

 

Awards & Accolades

Park has been recognized with

  • the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show’s Wharton Esherick Award 2015: Excellence in Wood

  • an Emerging Artist Award at the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show in 2015, and 

  • Windgate artist residency at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.