Rising Stars: Rosie Park

About Me

My name is Rosie Park and I am a Korean self-taught artist currently based in Seoul. Although raised in Seoul, I moved to New Zealand in my early 20’s, and living overseas with a highly stressful job for many years left me unhealthy and with a mind full of anxiety. I made the decision to quit my old career and began searching for what I really wanted to do in the creative space. Art came back to me during this time in my life and I started painting full time from 2021. For me, art is both a process of healing and a source of energy that keeps me going. I consider my work a record of my time spent in the most ‘me-like’ way I can, and feel at home with a brush in hand.

Rosie Park


My inspiration comes from my personal experience with nature, art history, and from the ordinary things that I’m in contact with every day. At the moment, I have been creating still life pieces that capture harmonious scenes with both natural and man-made objects. Every object which appears in my work is somewhat familiar, however I search for ways to provide details of its uniqueness and beauty.  My art work is intended to be a representation of reality but to have layers of time travel and imagination as well.

My intention is to use my empty paper to bring objects from the world on it and then compose them in a way that creates virtual scenes. From my recent painting ‘Memory from Brescia’, for example, you can see painted ancient pottery from Santa Guilia Museum, in Brescia Italy, where I stayed for two months during summer, together with my Tortured Willow plant that is in my living room in Seoul. In this way, I enjoy the process of rearranging personal memories from different times of my life through my work. My aim is to instil the same sense of calmness and peace that art brings me to those who can connect with my work. I am not fixed with one style or particular theme and it is interesting to me to see how my painting naturally evolves and develops.

Begonia Maculata, 2022
Gouache on paper, 41cm x 31cm
Fit In, 2022
Gouache on paper, 50 cm x 36 cm
Greenery Room, 2022
Gouache and watercolour on paper, 72cm x 52cm
Three Wishes, 2022
Gouache on paper, 24cm x 31cm

Zen, 2022
Gouache on paper, 18cm x 24cm

Wild Aloe Kids, 2022
Gouache on paper, 18cm x 24cm

Serene Night, 2022
Gouache on paper, 41cm x 31cm

For more information about the artist, please visit:

Instagram: @rosiepark_art

All photographs courtesy of Rosie Park
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