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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

Eun-Ha Paek (Korean, b. 1974) is an artist living and working in New York City. Her work in ceramics is informed by her background in film, animation and video exploring the object’s ability to provoke a response from the viewer based both on its formal qualities as well as the viewer’s personal past experiences. She creates narratives that use humor to process the full range of human emotion bringing the characters in these narratives into the physical world through ceramics, creating sculptures that are familiar and yet strange, and, at times dark, but always playful. In her own words, “The same way a boulder on a hill stores potential energy, a banana peel on the floor can be the setup to a joke, storing potential ‘ha-has’. The setup might cause a smirk, without any real action taking place. My work uses this potential to construct narratives on the precipice of the familiar and strange, to explore grief and hope with humor.”

Paek received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design where continues to be a guest lecturer. She is recipient of many awards and grants, and her films have been screened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Sundance Film Festival.



Born in Seoul, Korea

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

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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