Lisa Park (artist)

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Lisa Park is an interdisciplinary artist living in New York City and Seoul, South Korea.

She received her BFA in Fine Arts Media from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. She also holds an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.[1]


On her own website, Lisa Park said she "has been working with biofeedback devices (heart rate sensors, commercial brainwave headsets) to display auditory and visual representations of physiological measurements. These performances explored the possibilities of self-monitoring her physical and psychological states."[2]

For example, she did some works visualizing emotive states and the subconscious. In Eunoia and Eunoia II, she controlled pools of water with her brain-waves. This was done by using electroencephalography (E.E.G.) data to create sound-waves which were pushed through pools of water, causing them to ripple. Park sat in the center of the pools as this occurred.[3] For Eunoia, Park separated the E.E.G. data into five emotions, each of which fed into one of five pools of water. For Eunoia II, she expanded her conception of brain activity to cover forty-eight pools of water, matching the forty-eight emotions described by philosopher Baruch Spinoza.[4] Also, while Park strove to control her emotions in Eunoia in order to keep the pools of water still, she changed her approach in Eunoia II to focus on expressing emotions.[5]

She collaborated with fellow student Adria Navarro to create "I Wish I Said Hello," a work that used physical locations mentioned in classifieds such as Craigslist to map out places where people missed connecting with each other.[6]

In 2017 she participated in "Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions", a group exhibition at the Mana Contemporary in Miami, Florida.[7]


Year Exhibition
  • SXSW Art (South by South West), Austin, Texas [8]
  • MANA Contemporary (Nokia Bell Labs X NEW INC), "Only Human", NJ[9][10][11]
  • MANA Contemporary BSMT "Flatland", Miami, FL[12]
  • Simons Center gallery, "Manifesting Invisibles", Stony Brook, NY[13]
  • Hong Kong Art Centre, Pao Galleries, "ifva award", Hong Kong[14]
  • Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, "CTRL+ALT", New York, NY[15]
  • Nuit Blanche Toronto, "And the Transformation Reveals", Toronto, Canada[16][17][18]
  • Storefront for Art and Architecture, "Work in Progress", New York, NY[19][20]
  • MassArt, "Encircling the World", Boston, MA[21]
  • Todays Art Festival 2015, Hague, The Netherlands[22]
  • Red Bull Studios, "NEW INC End-of-Year Showcase", New York, NY[23][24][25]
  • Reverse gallery, "SYNAESTHETICS", Brooklyn, NY[26][27]
  • Digital Art Center, "Digital Art Festival 2014", Taipei, Taiwan[28]
  • New York Hall of Science, "Maker Faire", Corona, NY[29]

Awards and fellowships[edit]

Park was the recipient of a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship[30]

Park was a member at the New Museum's by-application-only incubator, NEW INC,[31] from 2015 to 2017.[32] Park was selected to be an artist-in-residence at Nokia Bell Labs in 2017 as part of their Experiments in Art and Technology residency program with NEW INC[33][34][35]. As part of the residency, Park was commissioned to create, "Blooming," which was featured in the exhibition Only Human at Mana Contemporary in May 2017[36] and written up in Wired[11]. Blooming was an official selection of SXSW Art in 2019[8].


  1. ^, Active Data Exchange. "Manifesting Invisibles: Lisa Park Solo Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Talk". Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  2. ^ "BIO/CV". LISA PARK. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  3. ^ Park, Lisa. "[Eunoia]." ITP Thesis Week 2013. New York University. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ Mufson, Beckett. "Artist Manipulates 48 Pools of Water with Her Mind." The Creators Project. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  5. ^ Stinson, Lisa. Watch An Artist Control Pools of Water With Her Brainwaves." Wired Magazine. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  6. ^ Chen, Brian X. "Send an E-Mail to the World, and Other Student Projects." New York Times Bits. 2012 May 15. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  7. ^ Martinez, Nicole (2017-11-30). "Mana Contemporary Explores New Dimensions in "Flatland"". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  8. ^ a b Faires, Robert; 6:53PM; Feb. 6, Wed; 2019. "SXSW 2019 Announces Art Programs". Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  9. ^ "Only Human". Mana Contemporary. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  10. ^ ""Only Human" the first major exhibition of NEW INC's artists' collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs researchers - Bell Labs". Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  11. ^ a b Stinson, Elizabeth (2018-05-11). "What Artists Can Teach Us About Making Technology More Human". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  12. ^ "Flatland". Mana Contemporary. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  13. ^ Maria. "Manifesting Invisibles: Lisa Park Solo Exhibition – Opening Reception, Thursday October 19 | SCGP". Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  14. ^ 香港藝術中心, Hong Kong Arts Centre. "ifva". Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  15. ^ "Smithsonian's Asian Pacific American Center Debuts Culture Lab in New York City Veterans Day Weekend". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  16. ^ "Nuit Blanche slightly leaner without Scotiabank sponsorship | The Star". Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  17. ^ "Nuit Blanche Toronto - Announcements - e-flux". Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  18. ^ "Nuit Blanche Toronto: Eunoia II". Arts Brookfield. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  19. ^ "Storefront for Art and Architecture | Programming: Exhibitions: Work in Progress". Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  20. ^ Johnson, Paddy; Farley, Michael Anthony (2016-09-26). "This Week's Must-See Art Events: Immortalizing Bushwick". Art F City. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  21. ^ "Encircling the World". MassArt. 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  22. ^ "Lisa Park Debuts New Piece at TodaysArt Festival". NEW INC. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  23. ^ "NEW INC End of Year Showcase". Red Bull Arts New York. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  24. ^ "New Museum Co-Presents Incubator Project". artnet News. 2015-07-27. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  25. ^ "The New Museum's NEW INC Makes Art and Technology Actually Fun". PAPER. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  26. ^ "SynAesthetics 5/8 – 6/6 – REVERSE". Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  27. ^ Mufson, Beckett (2015-05-10). "I Moved Water with My Mind at an Art Installation". Creators. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  28. ^ "2014台北數位藝術節 | Digital Art". Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  29. ^ "Lucid Dreamer Uses an EEG Reader to Turn His Dreams into Image and Soundscapes | Make". Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  30. ^ "List of all NYFA Fellows" (PDF). New York Foundation for the Arts.
  31. ^ NEW INC
  32. ^ "YEAR 2". NEW INC. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  33. ^ "E.A.T Residency with Nokia Bell Labs". NEW INC. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  34. ^ says, Michelle. "Inventing the Future: Art and Technology". Art21 Magazine. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  35. ^ "New Museum teams up with Nokia Bell Labs to support art and technology". 2017-02-24. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  36. ^ "ONLY HUMAN". NEW INC. Retrieved 2019-03-03.

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