Sassy Park is a graduate from the National Art School in Sydney with a Masters degree in ceramics. Previous degrees and awards include Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts in painting, N.S.W. Travelling scholarship, N.E. Pethebridge Ceramic Award and the Mansfield Ceramics Art and Perception Magazine Award. In 2020, Sassy Park recieved 2nd prize in the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize with Garden Play Set and was a finalist in the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture (2020 and 2018) and the McClelland National Small Sculpture Prize (2020). Residencies include Hill End Artist Residency and the 2020 Onslow Storrier studio residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, yet to be undertaken.

Ceramics is a medium especially suited to memorialising the intimacies of the ordinary everyday. Sassy Park's work plays with the accepted ideas of ceramics and art genres to express ideas of vulnerability and fragility. Her figures painted with slips and underglazes express an empathy that draws the viewer in, to look more closely and engage with the object. Using scale and humour, Park's figures reflect equally on questions of history and its representation as with the small moments of life.

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photography © Karl Schwerdtfeger