BIO
1973, Busan, South Korea. Currently lives in USA.
Master of Fine Art from University at Buffalo and two BFAs in Printmaking and Painting from Hong-Ik University and Kyoung-Sung University in Korea.Currently, she is the Assistant Professor of Print Media in the Dept. of Art & Art History in the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
EXHIBITIONS
SOLO:
Clay Street Gallery of 2014 FOTO FOCUS Biannual, Cincinnati OH; Fine Art Gallery in the San Francisco Sate University, CA; 20|20 Gallery of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in the Elizabeth Arts Foundation, New York City, NY
GROUP:
Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea; Jincheon Printmaking Museum, Jincheon, Korea.
Her prints and artist's books are in several archives across USA

Hye Young Shin

RESIDENCIES

Blessing

29.06.2015 to 24.07.2015




Korean artist Hyeyoung Shin works' include artist’s books, paper sculpture, drawings, and prints. Through her work, Shin desires to create a structural and ambiguous space through which the viewer is encouraged to recall and create memories in the space of her art. Shin uses the forms of books and paper due to their ability to hold and share experiences and memories. During her residency in ' ace  the artist is developing big scale drawings that will part of an installation in the Poliglota Room. Human figures in instrospection and reflexive attitudes at different hights persue to create a solemne atmosphere related to particular situations as facing a relatives illness or loss.


ARTIST STATEMENT
My art practice centers on visualising connections that make human relationships and kindle new meaning. 

In the project ‘Blessing,’ I attempt to create human figure drawings that hopefully enable the manifestation of emotional evolution of individuals who are facing illnesses in various ways. From my own recent experience of suffering and death of my close family member, I realized a profound appreciation for human life after my father’s passing. It was an awakening moment not only for myself as an artist who seeks to produce artwork that serves a profound metaphor for the value of being human but also as an individual that wants a close relationship with another person. 

I hope this project serves as a nostalgic accomplishment for my own grief and for other people who have similar sorrows and regrets by losing loved ones with incurable illnesses.


UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS
DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS