Art Education, Childhood Art, Qualitative Research, Digital Art
Hayon Park, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at George Mason University Fairfax campus. She is the author of Rancière and Emancipatory Art Pedagogies: The Politics of Childhood Art (2023) and co-editor of the anthology Visual Arts with Young Children: Practices, Pedagogies, and Learning (2021). She currently serves as an Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Childhood Art where she co-hosts Childhood Art Speaker Series and Childhood Art: A CSCA Podcast. She is also the 2023-2025 Southeastern representative of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Higher Education Division.
Informed by critical, poststructuralist, and post-developmental approaches, Dr. Park’s research and teaching focus on the politics, ethics, and aesthetics of childhood art and culture. Her recent works also include explorations of digital technologies in secondary art education, post-qualitative inquiry, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in global childhoods. Her research has appeared in national and international peer-reviewed journals, such as Studies in Art Education, Qualitative Inquiry, Art Education, and Visual Arts Research, as well as in other edited volumes at the intersection of visual arts education and early childhood studies. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts, a reviewer for Art Education, and a guest reviewer for the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Visual Arts Research, and other journals.
Prior to joining the faculty at Mason, Dr. Park previously held faculty appointments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Dayton. She earned her Ph.D. and MS in Art Education at The Pennsylvania State University and a BFA in Painting from Ewha Woman’s University (South Korea).
Park, H. (2023). Rancière and emancipatory art pedagogies: The politics of childhood art. Bloomsbury.
Cornwall, J. & Park, H. (2022). Leaking and containing: Researching with children and the sketchbook. Qualitative Inquiry. 28(8–9), 888–895. https://doi.org/10.1177/10778004221075247
Park, H. (2021). Bad hands and big black dots: Dissensual politics in the kindergarten classroom. Studies in Art Education, 62(1). 10-22, DOI: 10.1080/00393541.2020.1858262
Park, H. & Schulte, C. M. (Eds.) (2021). Visual arts with young children: Practices, pedagogies, and learning. Routledge.
AVT 222: Drawing 1 (Fall 2023)
AVT 280: Introduction to New Media Arts (Fall 2023)
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, Art Education
M.S. The Pennsylvania State University, Art Education
B.F.A. Ewha Womans University, Painting
In the Media
Rodriguez Vega, S., Schulte, C.M., & Park, H. (Spring 2023). In dialogue. Childhood Art: A CSCA Podcast. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Childhood Art.
Thiel, J. J., Schulte, C.M., Park, H., & Thompson, C. M. (Spring 2023). In dialogue. Childhood Art: A CSCA Podcast. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Childhood Art.
Sherbine. K., Schulte, C.M., & Park., H. (Fall 2022). In dialogue. Childhood Art: A CSCA Podcast. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Childhood Art.
Lewis, T., Schulte, C.M., & Park., H. (Summer 2022). In dialogue. Childhood Art: A CSCA Podcast. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Childhood Art.