About John Park Art


John Park stands smiling in front of mounted golden buck cardboard sculpture

John Park is a muralist, illustrator, and 3D cardboard sculptor. Born in Seoul, raised in Ohio, and residing in Los Angeles, he has been a career artist since 2012.

His large-scale murals can be found on businesses and in neighborhoods throughout the US and blend together figurative work with colorful and abstract backgrounds. His 3D cardboard art has been an evolution of masks, mounted animal heads, and wearable puppets. His most notable 3D art was a wearable T-Rex scull commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for the opening of their updated Fossil Hall exhibit in 2019.

"One of my earliest childhood memories is drawing a picture.  I remember it was of a little man wearing a long winter coat, possibly the beginning of a bucolic winter scene.  I was drawing the body when it suddenly dawned on me that I didn't know how necks worked. The transition between head and body completely mystified me.  After several failed attempts I had what was arguably my first "eureka" moment: I realized I knew how to draw scarves! I promptly drew one onto the little man and was able to move on.  I followed it up with a ninja...wearing a scarf." - John Park

John Park stands smiling in front of mounted golden buck cardboard sculpture

Julie Hunter is the business manager and art assistant at John Park Art. She facilitates projects from conception to delivery, managing the logistics, communication, and organization of each. Her previous career in hospitality management in boutique and luxury Los Angeles hotels bring a personable and competent workflow to John Park Art projects and external consultations.

As the business manager and painting assistant, Julie works on location, overseeing project development and painting the backgrounds of John Park’s mural designs.

 

Julie Hunter and John Park stand together in front of a mural depicting a woman's profile with butterflies encircling her head

John Park and Julie Hunter at "Mariposa," a private commission from 2020 in Venice, CA