About

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.

Eun-Ha Paek was born in Seoul, Korea. She received a BFA 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 a Travel and Study Grant from The Jerome Foundation (2008) and the Anna Siok Award from Greenwich House Pottery (2014). 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.

Ways to get in touch: 347-248-1750        hello (at) eun-ha.com

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:
Resident Artists Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 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:
Rudy Autio Fund for Creative Initiatives, Archie Bray Foundation. 2017
Windgate Scholar, Summer Resident, 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

SCREENINGS (Selected list)
Broadcast
Comedy Central
Sundance Channel
Democratic Republic of Congo
Film festivals (partial list)
Sundance Online Film Festival
South by Southwest 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.