Jee Park was born in Seoul, Korea. She holds a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY and an MA from New York University in New York City. Park’s practice deals with memory, loss and ritual. Her latest works are informed by the Suui- a traditional Korean hemp based burial garment, often used to initiate a rite of passage for the dearly departed. Elements representing the Suui, such as sleeves or string are stitched together with bedsheets, various textiles, and other personal or familial garments of the artist’s daily life. Recent exhibitions include Everything that Remains at Spinello Projects and Cut, Tear, Rupture and Overlay at Edge Zones Art Center in Miami, Florida-where the artist lives and works. Awarded grants include The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts (2022).
Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova (b. 1973 Havana, Cuba) is an Artist, Curator, Co-founder and Co-director of Dimensions Variable (DV) and Fulano Inc. His work has been exhibited widely at Sculpture Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, Abrons Arts Center and White Box in New York; Museo de Bellas Artes and Factoria Habana in Havana, Cuba; ZONA MACO Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City, Mexico; Capri Palace and Villa Lena in Italy; Prosjektrom Normanns in Stavanger, Norway; PAMM, Frost Museum, The Bass, MOCA, DV and Locust Projects in Miami. His work is in many public and private collections around the world and institutions like PAMM, Frost Museum, Cintas Foundation, and The Bass. He has been written about in the New York Times, The Miami Herald, Art Nexus, Arte al Dia, Artforum, Artsy, Sculpture Magazine, Hyperallergic, The Miami Rail, and Miami Magazine. Since founding DV in 2009, he has organized and curated many projects by local and international emerging artists.