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Multi-media artist named 2009 James Rosenquist Artist in Residence

Min Kim Park has been named the 2009 James Rosenquist Artist in Residence at NDSU. Park will work during spring semester in the studio dedicated for the program at NDSU’s Visual Arts Department, located in Renaissance Hall. Park will interact with students, hold public lectures and open her studio for visitors.

Born in South Korea, Park focuses on exploring the issues revolving around gender, ethnicity and identity using multimedia performance, video, photography and sound and sight installation. “I am committed as an artist to create innovative work,” Park said. “That is, at the same time relevant to current social, political and theoretical concerns.”

At NDSU, Park will teach a seminar course that focuses on the history and theory of photography, new media, Web art, installation, performance, film and video. Her international background will enhance the students’ cultural background and offer them a global perspective on the creation of art. Her residency will culminate with an exhibit and donation of a piece of artwork to the James Rosenquist Artist Residency Collection.

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“Ms. Park is a quintessentially American artist, whose globalism shows itself in her work. It is this melding of American and international insights that is inspiring for us at NDSU,” said Thomas Riley, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Park is from Chicago and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism from St. Louis University. She has taught at the University of New Mexico; the School of the Art Institute, Chicago; and Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. In addition, Park has been the artist in residence for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Neb., and she has exhibited her work in galleries both nationally and internationally.

The James Rosenquist Artist in Residency Program for Visual Arts at NDSU honors James Rosenquist. Born in Grand Forks, N.D., Rosenquist is considered one of the greatest living artists of the Pop Art movement of North America. His work and career are internationally known. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from NDSU in May 2005.

NDSU introduced the residency program in 2006 with its inaugural artist, Hedi Schwöbel, of Ludwigsburg, Germany. One of her artistic installations included sculpted salt blocks placed in area pastures with cattle near Casselton and Leonard, N.D., The second artist in residence, sculptor Jonathan Pellitteri, used his experience as a mason and carpenter to create artwork that included various mediums and processes representing his observations of the world around him.

“The Rosenquist Artist in Residency Program allows NDSU to continue additional support of the arts,” said Philip Boudjouk, vice president for research, creative activities and technology transfer, which is funding the program. “The program's success illustrates its support of art education and the region's vibrant arts community.”

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