SPONG 

Studio SPONG is a woodworking and furniture making studio run by Keunho Peter Park. It contains all works generated by Park.

The name of studio, ‘SPONG’ is originated from the cartoon character, ‘Spawn’ who is the lonely leader of hell with cool super powers and such.

In the studio, Park mainly creates studio furniture and commissioned wood works. He also designs stationary products, guitars and other experimental wood works relating to music.

 
Studio SPONG in Germantown at Philadelphia, PA (2019)

Studio SPONG in Germantown at Philadelphia, PA (2019)


Park in his studio (2018)

Park in his studio (2018)

 
The beauty of the human body and characteristic forms of various living creatures always inspire me. This naturally leads me to take an interest in organic forms and to create anthropomorphic forms. I constantly explore innovative ways of creating objects based on this motif in various formats. I also explore the sensory experience and sculptural qualities that could be derived from a functional object made out of wood.

Keunho Peter Park

Keunho Peter Park(b.1984) is a woodworking artist and studio furniture maker. He creates anthropomorphic and organic forms of functional objects, furniture and musical instruments inspired by his personal experience and love of music, organic forms of nature such as the beauty of human body and living creatures.

Park is born in Columbus, Ohio and grown up in South Korea. He holds a B.F.A in painting from South Korea’s Kookmin University and an M.F.A. in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology(RIT).

Park is the recipient of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show’s Wharton Esherick Award 2015: Excellence in wood, an Emerging Artist Award Winner at the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture show in 2015, and Windgate resident artist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also has taught workshops about free-form woodcarving and musical instrument making at the Society of Contemporary Craft and Peters Valley.

Park currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and presents his works in US and South Korea. He teaches wood & furniture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia since 2016.

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