About

Statement:
The same way a boulder on a hill stores potential energy, a banana peel on the floor can be the setup to a joke, storing potential “ha-has”. The setup might cause a smirk, without any real action taking place. My work uses this potential to construct narratives on the precipice of the familiar and strange; to explore grief and hope with humor.

Bio:
Eun-Ha Paek was born in Seoul, Korea. She received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her animated films have screened in the Guggenheim Museum, Sundance Film Festival, and venues internationally. Grants and awards include the Windgate Scholarship and Rudy Autio Grant from the Archie Bray Foundation, a Travel and Study Grant from The Jerome Foundation and the Anna Siok Award from Greenwich House Pottery. Her work has received mentions in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and G4 Tech TV. She has been a guest lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology and a visiting critic at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Contact:
hello (at) eun-ha.com
347-248-1750

 

 

  EXHIBITIONS: Solo Shows:  Eun-Ha Paek, Pascal Gallery, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ. 2017 Between Worlds, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. 2016 A part of, a parting,  Jane Hartsook Gallery , New York, NY. 2015 Postcards from Next Year, Ai Ai Gasa, Brooklyn, NY. 2007   Group Shows:  Beyond the Brickyard, Juried by Kristen Morgin, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 2018 Archie Bray Resident Artists Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA. 2017 Resident Artists Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 2017 Melted City 4 @RISD, ISB Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. 2017 Melted City 4, Blanc Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines. 2017 50 Towers, Kikkerland, New York, NY. 2015 Death By Art, Death by Audio, Brooklyn, NY. 2014 It’s a Pink World, Rojo Bermelo, Mexico City, Mexico. 2013 YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial of Creative Video, Guggenheim Museum, New York, Bilbao, Berlin, and Venice. 2010 First Look 2010 Emerging Artist Series, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ. 2009 Once Upon a Time, Group Show. ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY. 2008 Secret Clubhouse, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, New York, NY. 2007 Postcards from Poketo, Revolver Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2005-2006 Cute and Scary, Flux Factory, Queens, NY. 2004 Cybelle’s Lovely, San Francisco, CA. 2003 Modart’s Keep a Breast, Triple Five Soul, New York, NY. 2002   PRESS:  “Artist Spotlight”, booooooom.com. Feb 13, 2017 “One Piece”, American Craft Magazine. Feb/March, 2016 “What’s in Your Toolbox”,  designsponge.com . Dec, 2015  Beautifuldecay.com . Sep, 2015 NYTimes.com/ArtBeats. Sep 20, 2010 Live interview on “Screensavers”, G4 Tech TV. Feb, 2005 “Reverberations” by John Rockwell. New York Times. May 28, 2004 Entertainment Weekly’s “The Must List”. Oct 10, 2003 Graphic Design magazine. Korea. Oct, 2003 edesign magazine. June, 2002 The Village Voice. Oct 16-22, 2003 San Francisco Weekly. Sep 18-24, 2002 Sunny News TV Show. Germany. February, 2002 Zoo Magazine. December, 2001 The Korea Times. May 24, 2001 Tokion. July/August, 2000   PUBLICATIONS:  Ceramics: Contemporary Artists Working in Clay by Kate Singleton. USA 2016 Pictoplasma – Characters in Motion Vol. 3. Germany. 2010 Pictoplasma – The Character Encyclopaedia. Germany. 2006 American Illustration 24, 25, 27, 28 3×3 Illustration Annual 6 Society of Illustrators NY 50 Curvy 3 Showcase. Australia. 2006 Rethink, Redesign, Reconstruct by Mark Wasserman. 2004 Max Hits by Mike Slocombe. 2003 New Masters of Photoshop. 2001   GRANTS & AWARDS:  Sundaymorning@ekwc Grant, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands. 2018 Rudy Autio Fund for Creative Initiatives, Archie Bray Foundation. 2017 Windgate Scholar, Archie Bray Foundation. 2017 Anna Siok Award, Greenwich House Pottery. 2014 Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, Film/Video category. 2008 Rhode Island School of Design Scholarship, David Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship Award. 1995   RESIDENCIES:  Sundaymorning@ekwc, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands. 2018 (upcoming) Center for Contemporary Ceramics, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA. 2018 (current) Fellowship, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY. 2017-2018 Summer Resident, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 2017   OTHER:  Visiting critic, MFA Illustration, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017, 2016, 2014 Guest lecturer, MFA Illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology, 2014, 2013 Guest lecturer, BFA Animation, Rhode Island School of Design, 2013, 2008 Guest lecturer, BFA Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design, 2004   SCREENINGS:  (partial list)  Broadcast:  Comedy Central Sundance Channel Democratic Republic of Congo  Film festivals:  Sundance Online Film Festival SXSW Film Festival Pictoplasma, Germany Playmedia, Korea Krok International Film Festival, Ukraine AnimaBasauri, Spain International Film Festival Breda, Netherlands Woodstock Film Festival 3DNA@Comicon, Italy Sonar Barcelona Art, Culture,Technology installation at 1996 Olympics ResFest   LIVED:  Seoul, Tehran, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Queens, New Jersey, Providence, San Francisco and Brooklyn.   PAST LIVES:  Animation director, art director, graphic designer, animator and concept artist for  broadcast ,  web ,  print ,  games  and  products

EXHIBITIONS:
Solo Shows:

Eun-Ha Paek, Pascal Gallery, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ. 2017
Between Worlds, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. 2016
A part of, a parting, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY. 2015
Postcards from Next Year, Ai Ai Gasa, Brooklyn, NY. 2007

Group Shows:
Beyond the Brickyard, Juried by Kristen Morgin, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 2018
Archie Bray Resident Artists Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA. 2017
Resident Artists Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 2017
Melted City 4 @RISD, ISB Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. 2017
Melted City 4, Blanc Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines. 2017
50 Towers, Kikkerland, New York, NY. 2015
Death By Art, Death by Audio, Brooklyn, NY. 2014
It’s a Pink World, Rojo Bermelo, Mexico City, Mexico. 2013
YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial of Creative Video, Guggenheim Museum, New York, Bilbao, Berlin, and Venice. 2010
First Look 2010 Emerging Artist Series, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ. 2009
Once Upon a Time, Group Show. ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY. 2008
Secret Clubhouse, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, New York, NY. 2007
Postcards from Poketo, Revolver Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2005-2006
Cute and Scary, Flux Factory, Queens, NY. 2004
Cybelle’s Lovely, San Francisco, CA. 2003
Modart’s Keep a Breast, Triple Five Soul, New York, NY. 2002

PRESS:
“Artist Spotlight”, booooooom.com. Feb 13, 2017
“One Piece”, American Craft Magazine. Feb/March, 2016
“What’s in Your Toolbox”, designsponge.com. Dec, 2015
Beautifuldecay.com. Sep, 2015
NYTimes.com/ArtBeats. Sep 20, 2010
Live interview on “Screensavers”, G4 Tech TV. Feb, 2005
“Reverberations” by John Rockwell. New York Times. May 28, 2004
Entertainment Weekly’s “The Must List”. Oct 10, 2003
Graphic Design magazine. Korea. Oct, 2003
edesign magazine. June, 2002
The Village Voice. Oct 16-22, 2003
San Francisco Weekly. Sep 18-24, 2002
Sunny News TV Show. Germany. February, 2002
Zoo Magazine. December, 2001
The Korea Times. May 24, 2001
Tokion. July/August, 2000

PUBLICATIONS:
Ceramics: Contemporary Artists Working in Clay by Kate Singleton. USA 2016
Pictoplasma – Characters in Motion Vol. 3. Germany. 2010
Pictoplasma – The Character Encyclopaedia. Germany. 2006
American Illustration 24, 25, 27, 28
3×3 Illustration Annual 6
Society of Illustrators NY 50
Curvy 3 Showcase. Australia. 2006
Rethink, Redesign, Reconstruct by Mark Wasserman. 2004
Max Hits by Mike Slocombe. 2003
New Masters of Photoshop. 2001

GRANTS & AWARDS:
Sundaymorning@ekwc Grant, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands. 2018
Rudy Autio Fund for Creative Initiatives, Archie Bray Foundation. 2017
Windgate Scholar, Archie Bray Foundation. 2017
Anna Siok Award, Greenwich House Pottery. 2014
Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, Film/Video category. 2008
Rhode Island School of Design Scholarship, David Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship Award. 1995

RESIDENCIES:
Sundaymorning@ekwc, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands. 2018 (upcoming)
Center for Contemporary Ceramics, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA. 2018 (current)
Fellowship, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY. 2017-2018
Summer Resident, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 2017

OTHER:
Visiting critic, MFA Illustration, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017, 2016, 2014
Guest lecturer, MFA Illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology, 2014, 2013
Guest lecturer, BFA Animation, Rhode Island School of Design, 2013, 2008
Guest lecturer, BFA Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design, 2004

SCREENINGS: (partial list)
Broadcast:
Comedy Central
Sundance Channel
Democratic Republic of Congo
Film festivals:
Sundance Online Film Festival
SXSW Film Festival
Pictoplasma, Germany
Playmedia, Korea
Krok International Film Festival, Ukraine
AnimaBasauri, Spain
International Film Festival Breda, Netherlands
Woodstock Film Festival
3DNA@Comicon, Italy
Sonar Barcelona
Art, Culture,Technology installation at 1996 Olympics
ResFest

LIVED: Seoul, Tehran, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Queens, New Jersey, Providence, San Francisco and Brooklyn.

PAST LIVES: Animation director, art director, graphic designer, animator and concept artist for broadcastwebprintgames and products