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Roy Jean Park is a visual artist and media critic. He spent his youth in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, going to music and art-shows, and studying painting and drawing at Art Center, Pasadena. He completed his degree in American Literature and Media Studies from UCLA and has done post-graduate work in screen-printing and graphic design.

Continuing his interest in a critical engagement with image and media, Park’s work is a strong proponent for modern viewers “not to sit idly and passively as these images kind of assault them,” as video artist Bill Viola once remarked to him in conversation. Park’s prints, sculptures, and mixed-media works re-deploy pictorial iconography and conventions; explore the malleable processes of looking, reading, and writing; and examine how the “viewer-participant” is intimately involved in constructing meaning.

Park lives and works in Los Angeles.

Roy Jean Park