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Lisa Park (artist)

Lisa Park is an interdisciplinary artist living in New York City and Seoul, South Korea.

She received her BFA in Fine Arts Media from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. She also holds an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.[1]



On her own website, Lisa Park said she "has been working with biofeedback devices (heart rate sensors, commercial brainwave headsets) to display auditory and visual representations of physiological measurements. These performances explored the possibilities of self-monitoring her physical and psychological states."[2]

For example, she did some works visualizing emotive states and the subconscious. In Eunoia and Eunoia II, she controlled pools of water with her brain-waves. This was done by using electroencephalography (E.E.G.) data to create sound-waves which were pushed through pools of water, causing them to ripple. Park sat in the center of the pools as this occurred.[3] For Eunoia, Park separated the E.E.G. data into five emotions, each of which fed into one of five pools of water. For Eunoia II, she expanded her conception of brain activity to cover forty-eight pools of water, matching the forty-eight emotions described by philosopher Baruch Spinoza.[4] Also, while Park strove to control her emotions in Eunoia in order to keep the pools of water still, she changed her approach in Eunoia II to focus on expressing emotions.[5]

She collaborated with fellow student Adria Navarro to create "I Wish I Said Hello," a work that used physical locations mentioned in classifieds such as Craigslist to map out places where people missed connecting with each other.[6]

In 2017 she participated in "Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions", a group exhibition at the Mana Contemporary in Miami, Florida.[7]

Awards and fellowshipsEdit

Park is a member of NEW INC at the New Museum and is the recipient of a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Park is currently undertaking a residency at Nokia Bell Labs from 2017.


  1. ^, Active Data Exchange,. "Manifesting Invisibles: Lisa Park Solo Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Talk". Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  2. ^ "BIO/CV". LISA PARK. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  3. ^ Park, Lisa. "[Eunoia]." ITP Thesis Week 2013. New York University. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ Mufson, Beckett. "Artist Manipulates 48 Pools of Water with Her Mind." The Creators Project. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  5. ^ Stinson, Lisa. Watch An Artist Control Pools of Water With Her Brainwaves." Wired Magazine. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  6. ^ Chen, Brian X. "Send an E-Mail to the World, and Other Student Projects." New York Times Bits. 2012 May 15. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  7. ^ Martinez, Nicole (2017-11-30). "Mana Contemporary Explores New Dimensions in "Flatland"". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2018-03-04.

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