Hye Joung Park lives and works in Iceland. Originally from South Korea, she first came to Iceland as a cultural exchange student in 1997 aged 19. Her love for Iceland and art shaped her adulthood and Hye graduated with a BA from IUA (Iceland University of the Arts) in 2005 and an MFA from Slade school of Art at UCL (University College London) in 2009. From 2009 to 2017 Hye was based in Korea, exhibiting at venues such as Gallery Chosun, Can Foundation, Gallery b‘One and Incheone Art Platform. In 2017, she returned to Iceland, completing a diploma in Ceramics from Reykjavik School of Visual Art in 2019 and a postgraduate diploma in Art Education (IUA) in 2021.
Hye Joung Park‘s works have been collected by the Dungal Art Fund and exhibited at Reykjanes Art Museum, Ásmundarsalur, Gallery Suðsuðvestur and other artist-run galleries in Iceland. Alongside her art practice, Hye is a lecturer at the IUA‘s Arts Education Department and teaches art to children.