Yun Shin: Embedded
Exhibition dates: January 21 - March 1, 2019
Artist talk and reception: Monday, January 21, 6 p.m.
Using humble materials and referencing objects belonging to family members, Yun Shin creates delicately subtle, abstract drawings which speak to her interest in preserving time, memory and emotion. By recreating the crocheted patterns made by her mother through her intensely contemplative process of drawing, line and mark act to memorialize both the object and the histories embedded in it. Shin states, “I transform objects to preserve not only the objects but also my memories and relationships. I appreciate the objects when they portray themselves as vulnerable and delicate, and when they reveal a hidden story that a person may conceal.” Whether working in oil on panel, graphite on paper or toner transfer on wood, Shin’s practice explores the subtleties of line, grid, color, decomposition and repetition as they relate to the documentation of lost moments.
Yun Shin is the Associate Professor of Art at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. Shin has earned several art degrees, including a M.F.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, a B.F.A. in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a B.F.A. in Industrial Design from Cho Sun University in South Korea. She is a grantee of a 2017 artist fellowship from the Iowa Arts Council, and She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in cities throughout the United States, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, Des Moines and Minneapolis.