Dona Park is an illustrator and graphic designer currently based in Canada, though she was born in South Korea and has also lived in the United States. Her practice is inspired by her personal experiences traveling and living abroad and explores themes of identity, nature, women, and magic. Through her work she challenges the Euro-centrism of the art world by creating works that physically reflect her own identity, traditional and cultural elements of Asian art, and her lived experiences as a cross-cultural artist.

Park’s residency at ASLD will run from September 2022 through February 2023. Throughout her residency, Park hopes to focus on creating large-scale paintings, experimenting with new media, and creating work that empowers herself and others. ASLD community members will have the opportunity to engage with Park through Inside the Studio visits, workshops, and a culminating exhibition.

Artist Dona Park sitting at a table and drawing on a digital tablet.