Nani Park

Nani Park was born in Korea but grew up in Hawaii, which gives her a special perspective as both an insider and outsider of Korea. Nani lived in a hanok when she was young and first created a book about hanok when she noticed the lack of published material on the traditional Korean houses (hanok). Currently residing in Seoul, she has since published several hanok related books to share her experiences and appreciation of contemporary daily hanok life. An award-winning illustrator and art educator with a Master’s degree in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Nani has been in the art industry for over two decades. She continues to express her art in different media, as seen in this book. Excerpts from her hanok books have continued to be republished in the newspaper JoongAng Ilbo where she is currently acting as a guest contributor for the column, “Nani Park’s Hanok Story.”   ——— Instagram  @hanokbynani