2022 Shared Dialogue Shared Space Part III: BUILDING TOGETHER

May 14, 2022

Maple Playground

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Cody Herrmann

Cody Ann Herrmann is an artist and community organizer based in Flushing, Queens, NYC. She combines socially engaged art, political advocacy, and community science to create participatory art works and public programs. Guided by her interest in public space, participatory design methods, and urban resilience Cody’s work explores urban planning processes while applying an iterative, human centered approach to ecological problem solving. Since 2014 her work has focused on her hometown of Flushing, creating projects critiquing policy related to land use and environmental planning in areas surrounding Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek. 

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David Yonghwan Lee

David Yonghwan Lee is an American artist born to his Korean parents whose body of work currently focuses on a figurative painting that represents personal experiences of relocation for a living. Lee earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of the Arts in London in 2018, and currently is pursuing his artistic career in New York City. He was invited to exhibitions, including Clyde & Co Art Award, organized by Clyde & Co, a law firm in London, for supporting emerging artists and their artistic career legal decision; Urbanites presented at Generator, a contemporary art space in Sofia to celebrate the rise of new creative generations in Bulgaria; and We are Shinjayeonist! held at Moonlight Art Warehouse in Damyang, South Korea, to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Shinjayeon movements (a Korean art movement based on awareness of nature within a self). Recently, he presented How’s Your Day, a solo exhibition at St. James Park, as tguanzhunghe recipient of the City Artist Corps Grant, and participated in the Memorial Exhibition in Honor of the Late Michael Yun, a group exhibition presented at New Jersey City Hall to commemorate those who lost their lives by Covid-19. 

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Lily & Honglei

Lily & Honglei is an Asian American artist collaborative whose practice engages painting, animation and emerging technology. Their work often reflects on cultural identity, immigrant lives and Eastern cultural heritages. Lily & Honglei’s art practice has received recognitions from Creative Capital Award, NYFA Artist Fellowship, People’s Choice Award at Museum of Art & Design in New York, NYSCA Individual Artist Grant, Queens Art Fund, City Artist Corps Grant, More Art NYC, to name a few. Their work has been exhibited at art museums around the globe, discussed by many art historians and published in Journal of Visual Culture, British Journal, among others.

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Eunhae Park

Eunhae Mary Park is a visual development artist and illustrator with a BFA in Animation and Storyboarding from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has participated as a concept artist and an animator in multiple collaborative films. Eunhae was born in Kyoto, Japan, and was raised by Korean immigrants in the Kansai region of Japan with prominently American education. Influenced by her background, being both connected and disconnected in multiculturalism remains a key theme in her works. 

Photos by Sihan Cui

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