Soomi Park is a multimedia artist and designer based in London, United Kingdom and Seoul, Korea. Currently, she is studying her MA in Design Interactions at Royal College of Art in London. she received her BFA from Sookmyoung Women’s University and MA of Digital Media Design from IDAS (International Design school for Advanced Studies) Hong-Ik University in Seoul. Her work encompasses a range of mediums, including interactive installations and media fashions. Most of her artwork comes from her curiosity about new types of emotional design, which are inspired by online and offline features that show the dialogue between human, the world and their connection.
Her artwork has been acclaimed by international pundits for its ingenuity. Her LED Eyelash won her Honorary Mention under the section of Interactive Art at PRIX Ars Electronica 2008. The juries said, “Soomi Park’s LED Eyelash is in a category of its own-glittering, yet profound, clumsy yet extraordinarily beautiful and strange, and dealing with important issues of gender and identity with a disarming and charming sense of playfulness.”. Her work has been featured by numerous online and offline media outlets such as See Yourself Sensing, Functional Aesthetics, Gizmodo, Fashioning Technology and We-Make-Money-Not-Art. Her work has been exhibited at festivals and galleries in Seoul, Incheon(Korea), Aarhus (Denmark), Linz (Austria) and Limerick (Ireland) including the first her solo show, Anxiety E(A)nd, at Platoon Kunsthalle (Seoul, South Korea) during her studio residency period. She has been taught at universities in Korea about design,art and wearable technology.
Soomi is practicing art at her studio, Imoos+, and with an artist group, KalmontFamily. Soomi is living in London now.
“Imoos+” is the name of a media studio that Soomi Park is working for herself. “Imoos+” represents Soomi’s vision for working with both interactive media design and other various design.