Park Youngsook was born in 1941. She studied originally History at the Sookmyung Women's University where she also completed her graduate studies in Photography and Design. She began to exhibit photography works in 1966 and her then extraordinary female awareness was visualized in a certain exhibition, in 1975. It was her solo exhibition organized by 'Women's Association' to commemorate 'International Women's Year', established by the United Nations. Park exhibited various photographs subjectifying social issues including women's reality today under the theme of . From 1981 she continues to be bold and active with her stature as a feminist at the age of 40. From 1992 she is marked as feminism activist to become a member of 'Women Art Research Association', a feminist group affiliated with 'Minjung Art'. With her works she has participated numerous solo and group shows such as Seoul Museum of Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gwangju Museum of Art, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Gwangju Biennale (2002) ; as her work is part of many significant collections as of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gwangju Museum of Art, Sunggok Art Museum, National Human Rights Commission of Korea, Ewha Women's University, Sookmyung Women's University among others. She founded in 2006, Trunk Gallery. It focuses primarily on photography gallery in Korea.
Text courtesy Arario Gallery.
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