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Eun-Ha Paek - Artists + Designers - Hostler Burrows
Eun-Ha Paek - Artists + Designers - Hostler Burrows

Paek in her studio, New York City

Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Eun-Ha Paek’s sculptures give physical form to the artist’s inner narratives and personal history, while exploring broader themes of identity and human experience. Paek’s hybrid approach to ceramics is informed by her background in animation and film. Her attempts to roll increasingly smaller, tighter coils eventually lead her to introduce 3D printing to her practice, enabling detail that would not be possible by hand. The resulting pieces, while finally static, are created through a process that in many ways mimics stop motion animation. Paek’s work, across media, investigates questions of identity through storytelling. Hints of recognizable references and motifs are present in her figures, but this host of characters is the unique product of a visual language developed to give shape to the artist’s internal dialogue.

Born in Seoul, Korea in 1974, Eun-Ha Paek currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she has also been a guest lecturer. Paek’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, and she is the recipient of several awards and grants including the Windgate Scholarship and Rudy Autio Grant from the Archie Bray Foundation. Paek’s animated films have screened in the Guggenheim Museum, Sundance Film Festival, and venues around the world. She has been a guest lecturer at Fashion Institute of Technology, a visiting critic at Maryland Institute College of Art, and she currently serves on the faculty at Parsons School of Design, The New School.



(Korean, b. 1974)

2022    Amalgam, HB381, New York, NY
2021    Eun-Ha Paek, Hostler Burrows, Los Angeles, CA
2019    Two, Too, Marvin Gardens, Rigewood, NY
2017    Eun-Ha Paek, Pascal Gallery, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
2016    Between Worlds, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
2015    A part of, a parting, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY
2007    Postcards from Next Year, Ai Ai Gasa, Brooklyn, NY

2021    Friends of Marvin Gardens Standley's, Los Angeles, CA
            Soft Elegy, with Anna Ortiz, RSOAA, Brooklyn, NY
2020    Human Expections II, HUB- Robeson Galleries, Penn State, Philadelphia, PA
            potLUCK, Jane Harstook Gallery, New York, NY
            Decameron Day 9, Curated by Brigitte Mulholland, New Release Gallery, New York, NY
            Stange Days: Hit Pause, Curated by Jackie Klempay, White Columns Online Exhibition
            Emotionally Coded, LES Gallery at the Clemente, New York, NY
            Claytopian, Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY
2019    Bodega Imprimatur, Facets, Los Angeles, CA
            Making Ceramics in the Digital Age, Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
            New Artist Group Exhibition, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY
            Online Platform, Juried Show, Korean International Ceramic Biennale, Gyeonggido,
                   South Korea
            Eun-Ha Paek and Rachel O'Meara Sculpture Space NYC, Long Island City, NY
2018    Ceramics Now 2018, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY
            Melted City 4, Yui Gallery, New York, NY
            Beyond the Brickyard, Juried by Kristen Morgin, Archie Bray Foundation,
                Helena, MT
2017    Archie Bray Resident Artists Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery,
                Spokane, WA
            Resident Artists Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
            Melted City 4 @RISD, ISB Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design,
                 Providence, RI
            Melted City 4, Blanc Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
2015    50 Towers, Kikkerland, New York, NY
2014    Death By Art, Death by Audio, Brooklyn, NY
2013    It’s a Pink World, Rojo Bermelo, Mexico City, Mexico
2010    YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial of Creative Video, Guggenheim
               Museum, New York, Bilbao, Berlin, and Venice
2009    First Look 2010 Emerging Artist Series, Visual Arts Center of NJ,
               Summit, NJ
2008    Once Upon a Time, Group Show. ISE Cultural Foundation,
               New York, NY
2007    Secret Clubhouse, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, New York, NY
2005    Postcards from Poketo, Revolver Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004    Cute and Scary, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
2003    Cybelle’s Lovely, San Francisco, CA
2002    Modart’s Keep a Breast, Triple Five Soul, New York, NY

2018    Sundaymorning@ekwc Grant, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
2017    Rudy Autio Fund for Creative Initiatives, Archie Bray Foundation
            Windgate Scholar, Archie Bray Foundation
2014    Anna Siok Award, Greenwich House Pottery
2008    Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, Film/Video category
1995    Rhode Island School of Design Scholarship, David Rosenberg Memorial
                Scholarship Award

2018    Resident, European Keramic Work Centre, Sundaymorning@ekwc,
                 Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
            Summer Resident, Center for Contemporary Ceramics, California State
                 University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
2017    Fellowship, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
            Summer Resident, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

“Artist Spotlight”, Feb 13, 2017
“One Piece”, American Craft Magazine. Feb/March, 2016
“What’s in Your Toolbox”, Dec, 2015 Sep, 2015 Sep 20, 2010
Live interview on “Screensavers”, G4 Tech TV. Feb, 2005
“Reverberations” by John Rockwell. New York Times. May 28, 2004
Entertainment Weekly’s “The Must List”. Oct 10, 2003
Graphic Design magazine. Korea. Oct, 2003
edesign magazine. June, 2002
The Village Voice. Oct 16-22, 2003
San Francisco Weekly. Sep 18-24, 2002
Sunny News TV Show. Germany. February, 2002
Zoo Magazine. December, 2001
The Korea Times. May 24, 2001
Tokion. July/August, 2000

Ceramics: Contemporary Artists Working in Clay by Kate Singleton. USA 2016
Pictoplasma – Characters in Motion Vol. 3. Germany 2010
Pictoplasma – The Character Encyclopaedia. Germany 2006
American Illustration 24, 25, 27, 28
3×3 Illustration Annual 6
Society of Illustrators NY 50
Curvy 3 Showcase. Australia 2006
Rethink, Redesign, Reconstruct by Mark Wasserman 2004
Max Hits by Mike Slocombe 2003
New Masters of Photoshop 2001

Visiting critic, MFA Illustration, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017, 2016,
Guest lecturer, MFA Illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology, 2014, 2013
Guest lecturer, BFA Animation, Rhode Island School of Design, 2013, 2008
Guest lecturer, BFA Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design, 2004


Comedy Central
Sundance Channel
Democratic Republic of Congo

Film Festivals
Sundance Online Film Festival
SXSW Film Festival
Pictoplasma, Germany
Playmedia, Korea
Krok International Film Festival, Ukraine
AnimaBasauri, Spain
International Film Festival Breda, Netherlands
Woodstock Film Festival
3DNA@Comicon, Italy
Sonar Barcelona
Art, Culture,Technology installation at 1996 Olympics

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