SOONAE TARK (b. South Korea) received her BFA from Dongduk Women’s University in Seoul, S. Korea, and her MFA from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France. She has had solo exhibitions in the United States, Korea and France. Her work has been included in over 100 juried and invitational group exhibitions across the United States and was exhibited at the U.S. Embassador’s residence in Seoul, S. Korea (2009 to 2012) by the Art in Embassies Program, Department of State, Washington, DC. Her list of awards includes two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, a National Academy Museum Abby Mural Painting Fund Fellowship, and an Individual Artist Initiative Award from the Queens Council on the Arts. The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, New Jersey-Herald News, Louisiana Magazine, The Advocate, Queens Chronicle and many others have favorably reviewed her work.