Joseph Park draws inspiration from the history of art and often references historical movements or specific artists working in painting, photography and sculpture. Park creates prismatic portraits, figures and still lifes in addition to abstract works known for their color and surface. Park received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle, WA) and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA). He has exhibited at the Gwangju Biennale (Gwangju, South Korea), Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), and Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA). His work is included in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum. He is a 2005 recipient of the NEDDY Award from the Behnke Foundation and an Artist Trust Fellowship.