Joseph Park graduated from Cornish in 1988 and received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1990. His rich and imaginative paintings possess a distinct style that simultaneously evokes illustration, photography and painting. Joe Park is currently showing at the Apex Gallery at the Portland Art Museum, and in a self curated group show at Ambach and Rice called From Whence the Rainbow Came.
The work in both shows chronicle the development of a new painting methodology he calls Prizmism. His 2005 solo exhibition, Moon Beam Caress, at the Frye Art Museum won him widespread acclaim. Park was named ‘Best Artist Under 41’ by Seattle Weekly in 2005, and has received the NEDDY Award from the Behnke Foundation and an Artist Trust Fellowship. His work is represented by Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco.
Portland State University’s Art Department offers free public lectures every Monday night of the school year. The PSU MFA Monday Night Lecture Series is supported in part by PICA, Cooley Gallery at Reed College, Disjecta, Le Happy, Wealth Underground Farm, Bear Deluxe Magazine, Northwest Film Center.