Bryan Park was born and raised in Greenville, SC. He began studying metalsmithing at The Fine Arts Center in Greenville during high school. He earned his BFA from East Carolina University in 2004 and his MFA from the University of Kansas in 2008. Park has taught at Idaho State University and the Lawrence Arts Center.  He currently lives in Kansas City with his wife and daughters and teaches at Benedictine College.

Bryan Park's work consists of discrete objects and site-sensitive installation that explore the relationship between identity and place. Park's artwork has been featured in over thirty exhibitions across the United States, as well as Italy and Canada.


Education

2008
MFA in Design, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Awarded with Honors

2004
BFA in Art, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Summa Cum Laude and University Honors


Teaching Experience

2011-present
Assistant Professor, 2014-present
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013-14
Adjunct Instructor, 2011-13
Art Department
Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

2016
Instructor, Metalsmithing
School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2010
Instructor, Metalsmithing and Jewelry Classes
Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

2010; summer
Instructor, DFND 104 – Introduction to 3-D Design
Department of Design
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2008-2009
Visiting Artist and Lecturer
Department of Art & Pre-Architecture
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

2006–2008
GTA, Instructor of Record
Department of Design
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


Solo Exhibitions

2013
Moving Metal, Muchnic Gallery, Atchison, KS

2010
Bryan Park, Lipscomb Gallery, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts, Greenville

2008
Recent Work, John B. Davis Gallery, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Where We Are, Art & Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2006
In search of place, Art & Design Building, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2004
A sense of faith, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, N


Selected Commissions

2017, forthcoming
Paschal and festival candlestands, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kansas City, MO

2016
candlesticks and missal stand for Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kansas City, MO

2014
restoration of historic gutter ornaments for private residence, Kansas City, MO

2013
large chandelier in private residence, Kansas City, MO

2012
sculpture for entryway, Brookwood Elementary, Leawood, KS
set of seven light fixtures for private residence, Kansas City, MO


Presentations and Lectures

2012
Double Vision Lecture Series, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2010
Visiting Artist Lecture, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts, Greenville, SC
Visiting Artist Lecture, Messiah College, Grantham, PA

2009
Visiting Artist Lecture, Boise State University, Boise, ID

2008
Gallery Lecture, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

2007
Creative Work, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2003
Visiting Artist, The Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC


Institutional Service

2015-present
Discovery Committee, Benedictine College
Convocation & Arts Committee, Benedictine College

2014-present
Online Presence Committee, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

2013-2015
Aesthetic Experience Assessment Group, Benedictine College

2013-2014
Road 2 Success Business Mentoring Project Task Force, SNAG

2011-2013
Board of Directors, SNAG

2008-2011
Nominations and Elections Committee, (2010-2011 Chair), SNAG

2006-07
Student Advisory Council, School of Fine Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2005-06
Responsible Mining Committee, SNAG

Bibliography

2010
Corwin, Nancy Megan. Chasing and Repousse. Brynmorgen Press.  two images, p. 166

2008
Wixom, Jenny. "You Are Here" in Idaho State Journal, Sunday, September 21, 2008, page D1.
Braden, Mande. "Swap/Meet" in Naked City Magazine. volume 1, issue 5, pp. 12-13. 

2004
Darty, Linda. The Art of Enameling. Lark Books.  image, p. 159

2002
Society of North American Goldsmiths. Promotional Poster. image