June Pak was born in Seoul, South Korea, and now lives in Toronto, Canada. Coming from her personal experience of living in Canada as a Korean-Canadian, the hyphenated identity is a central theme in her practice. Images in her works are often duplicated, erased, masked, and performed to manifest the complex nature of inter-connectivity between visibility and invisibility of ethnic representation.
Her multi-disciplinary works have been shown in Canada and abroad. She received numerous grants for her projects from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council. She is a recipient of the K.M Hunter Artist Award in Visual Arts (2004) and the Chalmers Arts Fellowship for her research in the lives of non-ethnic Koreans in Korea (2017-2019). She teaches as a part-time lecturer at the University of Toronto (Visual Studies program) and OCAD University (Cross-Disciplinary Art and Integrated Media Programs).
Please visit her artist website for more information.