Lyssa Park is a Korean-American illustrator and fabric artist. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from California College of the Arts and an MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). 

Her works can be found at Penguin Random House Young Readers, Zoom & Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, The Verge, Eater SF, Believer Magazine, Orion Magazine, and La Cocina SF. She also exhibited fiber works in A Common Thread (2021) and Two Cultures, One Family (2022) at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, and Mother Bird (2023) at the Las Vegas City Hall.

She enjoys collecting vintage glass and eating persimmons in the Fall. 

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Anatomy of the Artist

“We don’t need to see anything out of the ordinary. We already see so much.”
― Robert Walser, Selected Stories

  1. Where it all started
  2. Mild hand tremor
  3. Scalp cut closed with stitches after tripping on a vaccum cleaner cord 
  4. In constant need for yoga
5.    Knee pains due to practicing Taekwondo as a teenager
31.  Notebook page


  1. BFA Illustration, California College of the Arts, 2018
  2. MFA Art, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2023

Group Exhibitions:
  1. 2022 - Two Cultures, One Family (Curated by Dr. Erika Abad), Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Southwest Contemporary Press
  2. 2021 - A Common Thread (Curated by Ashanti McGee), Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Nevada Humanities Press, Couch in the Desert Press, Double Scoop Press
  3. 2020 - Unshelved, Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, Nevada

Solo Exhibitions:
  1. 2023 - Little America (MFA Thesis Show), Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. 2022 - Marriage Blues, (MFA Midway Show), Grant Hall Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada

Public Art:
  1. 2023 - Mother Bird, City of Las Vegas Windows on First Installation, Las Vegas, Nevada, Press Release
  2. 2022 - Star Studies Mural, UNLV Gateway Building, Las Vegas, Nevada, Interview Link
  3. 2021 - Zoom Zone, San Jose Mineta International Airport, San Jose, California, Interview Link, The Mercury Press

  1. GPSA Sponsorship Award, UNLV, 2023
  2. GPSA Podium Presentation, 2nd Place, UNLV, 2023
  3. Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Conours, Shortlisted, 2019
  4. Society of Illustrators Student Recognition, 2019

Art Juror:
  1. Unbound, Wetlands Park Plein Air Painting Show, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2023

  1. Graduate Teaching Certification (GTC), UNLV, 2022

  1. Art & Design Intern, Believer Magazine, 2021- 2022
  2. Art Director Intern, 24 Views, 2021
  3. Art & Design Intern, Penguin Random House, 2019
©Lyssa Park Arts & Illustrations 2024