Born in Seoul, South Korea; lives and works in New York City

 

EDUCATION 

1999

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME 

1996

MS in Art History and Criticism, Pratt Institute 

1994

BFA in Painting, Pratt Institute 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2006

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 

General Services Administration Commission Award George H. Fallon Federal Building, Baltimore, Maryland

2003

New York Foundation of the Arts, Fellowship Award in Sculpture The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Art Award Asian Cultural Council Fellowship 

1990-1994

Charles Pratt Scholar, Full Merit Scholarship & Pratt National Talent Search 1st Place

1990

United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts (selected by White House Commissioners) National Foundation for the Advancement for the Arts Award 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2006

Jean Shin: TEXTile, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA 

2005

Jean Shin: Glasscape, Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris 

Jean Shin: Accumulations, University Art Museum, Albany, NY, curated by Janet Riker 

2004

Projects 81: Jean Shin, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, curated by Eva Respini 

Jean Shin: Recent Works, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York City Hide, Ulrich Museum of Art, KS, curated by Elizabeth Dunbar 

2003

Penumbra, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, New York City 

1999

444, Apex Art, New York City, curated by Susan Harris 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2006

One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Asia Society Museum, NYC Curated by Susette Min, Karin Higa, Melissa Chiu (catalogue) 

New York Interrupted, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China, curated by Dan Cameron (catalogue) 

Material Abuse, Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC (traveling exhibition, Clifford Art Gallery at Colgate University, New York) 

Process and Promise, Milton J. Weill Art Gallery, NYC (catalogue) 

Ensemble, Artspace, Untitled Space Gallery, New Haven, CT 

Conversations, Ambrossino Gallery, Miami, FL, curated by Sharon Louden

Metal Leather Resin Wax, Blue Acier, Tampa, FL 

Transparently Built, Museum of Glass, International Center of Contemporary Art, WA  

Fear Gear, Roebling Hall Gallery, New York City, curated by Euridice Arratia 

Material Matters, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, curated by Andrea Inselmann (catalogue) 

Make it Now: New Sculpture in New York, Sculpture Center, LIC, NY, curated by Mary Ceruti, Franklin Sirmans, Anthony Huberman (catalogue)

Glass, Seriously, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projsects, LIC, NY, curated by Lilly Wei 

Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, selected by Christine Kim 

Chinatown In/Flux, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue) 

Selection Fall ’05, Lower East Side Printshop, NYC 

New Prints 2005/Autumn, International Print Center New York 

2004

Counter Culture, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, curated by Melanie Franklin Cohn 

Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY curated by Charlotta Kotik (catalogue) 

Good Fortune, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York City

Troy Story, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, curated by Marco Maggie 

Up and Coming Selections, ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain, curated by Lauri Firstenberg (catalogue)

FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair, Paris, France (catalogue) 

Scope Miami, Miami Beach, FL 

AAF New York, New York City 

Editions/Artists Book Fair, New York City 

2003

Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York City 

Custom Fit, Smack Mellon Gallery, New York City, curated by Kathleen Gilrain 

Bits ‘n Pieces, DUMBO Arts Center, New York City, curated by Beth Venn 

Supranatural, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York City 

Reconfiguring Space: Blueprints for Art in General, Art in General, New York City 

New Prints 2003, International Print Center, New York City 

Underlined, Center Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York City 

Immediate Medium, Kenise Barnes Fine Arts, Larchmont, NY curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian 

Ice House Project 01: Passion, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Truro, MA 

Clotheslines, Three River Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 

Tradeshow: Currents in New Asian American Art, CR2 Gallery, Shanghai, China, curated by Joan Kee 

The Invented World, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea 

Open Studios: 03, Ssamzie Space, Seoul, Korea 

2002

Nature of the Beast, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York City 

Multitude, Artists Space, New York City, curated by Lauri Firstenberg 

Mixed Description, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX 

Barometer, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York City 

Mixed Greens Selections, Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Real Interface, space imA, Seoul, Korea 

2001

Material Whirled, Art in General, New York City, curated by Laura Lobdell 

Microwave, Three, 123 Watts Gallery, New York City, curated by Josee Bienvenue

Out of Line & Over the Top, P.S. 122 Gallery, NYC, curated by Susan Canning 

Lost and Found: Reclaimed Moments, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Mixed Greens @ Space 101 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Elsewhere, HEREart Gallery, New York City 

Groundzero: 01, 129 Lafayette, New York City, curated by Jenny Moore Brooklyn, New Work, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York City 

15 Asian American Artists, University Art Gallery, Stony Brook, NY 

Six Sculptors, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Kathleen Gilrain

Parts, Untitled (space) Gallery, New Haven, CT

Material World, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA 

2000

Collector’s Choice, Exit Art/The First World, New York City, selected by Paige West 

Apartment #3F, Asian American Arts Centre, New York City

Meat Market Art Fair, New York City 

Line, Artspace, New Haven, CT, curated by Debbie Hesse 

Wide Open, Gretel’s File, Zurich, Switzerland 

1999 

Black and White, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Macy Gallery, Columbia University, NYC 

1998 

New Visions ’98: Under Construction, GEN ART, New York City, curated by Debra Singer 

1990

Presidential Scholars in the Visual Arts, National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C. (1 of 6 artists selected by The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars) 

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES 

2003 - 2006

Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA 

2004 - 2005

Dieu Donne Papermill, Studio Workshop Residency, New York City 

Lower East Side Printshop, Special Editions Fellow, New York City 

2003

Art Omi International Artists Residency Program, Ghent, NY BCAT/ Rotunda Gallery Residency, Brooklyn, NY 

2002

Ssamzie Space, International Artist Studio Program, Seoul, South Korea

Smack Mellon Studios, Residency Program, Brooklyn, New York 

1991

Vermont Studio Center, VT 

 

TEACHING POSITIONS 

2006 - Present

Adjunct Associate Professor, Pratt Institute, Fine Arts Department Fine Arts Seminar and Senior Sculpture Class 

2006

Visiting Artist, New York University, Graduate Fine Arts Program 

2002 - 2005

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, School of Art & Design, Brooklyn, NY

Foundation Department, General and Figure Drawing; Light, Color & Design 

1998 - 2002

Visiting Instructor, Pratt Institute, School of Art & Design, Brooklyn, NY Foundation Department, General and Figure Drawing Courses

1998 - 2002

Visiting Instructor, Pratt Institute, School of Continuing & Professional Studies Pre-College Program, Foundation Drawing, Light & Color and 3-D Design, Art History 

2000 - 2002

Instructor, Collage & Mixed Media class for all levels Art Center at the 92nd Street Y, NYC

2001 - 2002

Education Advisor, Liquitex/ColArt Americas, Inc. Provide workshops at various college & university art departments

 

ARTIST LECTURES / VISITING ARTIST / PANELS 

2006

Museum of Modern Art, New York City 

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY Asia Society and Museum, NYC 

Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA 

Columbia University, NYC 

New York University, NYC 

Rhode Island School of Art, NYC 

College of New Rochelle, NY 

Nightingale-Bamford School, NYC 

Textile Study Group, NYC

2005

Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Art Council, NY 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 

Parson’s School of Art and Design, NYC 

The New School, Visual and Performing Arts, NYC 

State University New York at New Paltz, NY 

Artists Space, NYC 

Sculpture Center, LIC, NY Dorsky Gallery, LIC, NY 

International Print Center New York, NY 

Lower Eastside Printshop, NYC 

Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA 

New York State Workshop Consortium, NYC 

2004

Museum of Modern Art, NYC 

New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 

Ulrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS 

Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA 

Selection Panel, Asian American Arts Center, NYC 

Hunter College, MFA program, NYC 

New York Studio Program, NYC 

2001 - 2004

Visual Artist Panelist, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC 

2002 - 2003

Advisory Panel, Art in General, NYC 

2002

Guggenheim Museum’s Young Collections Council, NYC 

Artists Space, NYC 

Ssamzie Space, Seoul Korea 

Korea National University of the Arts, Seoul Korea 

Seoul University, School of Architecture, Seoul Korea 

Mokwon University, College of Art, School of Design, Taejon, S. Korea 

Art in General, NYC 

Skowhegan’s Century Committee, NYC 

The Rotunda Gallery, NYC 

The Brooklyn Historical Society, NYC 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2006

Jean Shin: Travel Journal, Museum of Modern Art, Ford Family Activity Guide, New York 

Cameron, Dan, New York Interrupted, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China

Chiu, Melissa, Karin Higa, and Susette Min, One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Asia Society

Huberman, Anthony, Mary Ceruti, and Franklin Sirmans, Make it Now: New Sculpture in New York, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY 2005

Inselmann, Andrea, “Material Matters”, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Wei, Lilly, “Glass Seriously,” Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs

Riker, Janet, “Jean Shin: Accumulations,” University Art Museum, Albany, NY

Lee, Lydia, “First Editions: Special Editions Fellowships, 2004-05,” Lower East Side Printshop, NYC

Ramoran, Edwin, “Asian American Specificity, A New Curatorial Hybrid,” Chinatown In/Flux, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia

2004

Dunbar, Elizabeth, “Jean Shin: Hide”, Ulrich Museum of Art 

Min, Susette, “Transfiguring the Everyday” Jean Shin: Reconstructed Remnants, plein air corp

Respini, Eva, “Projects 81: Jean Shin,” Museum of Modern Art, New York

Cohn, Melanie, “Counter Culture,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Charlotta Kotik and Tumelo Mosaka, “Open House: Working in Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Museum

Firstenberg, Lauri, “Hemispheric Contemporary Art?” ARCO, Madrid, Spain

2003

Joan Kee, "Who's Afraid of Asian American Art?" Tradeshow, CR2 Gallery, Shanghai, China, April

2002  

Firstenberg, Lauri, and Irene Small, “Multitude” exhibition brochure, Artists Space, September

Yoo, Jin-Sang, “Real_Interface,” exhibition brochure, space imA, Seoul Korea, May

2001

Raskin, David, Parts, exhibition brochure, untitled (space) Gallery, November

Bienvenue, Josee, Microwave, three, exhibition brochure, 123 Watts Gallery, September

Harris, Susan, Material Whirled, exhibition brochure, Art in General, April

Harris, Susan, 444, exhibition brochure, Apex Art, July 1999 JEAN SHIN page 5 SELECTED 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REVIEWS

Smith, Roberta, “A Mélange of Asian Roots and Shifting Identities,” New York Times, September 8, 2006 

Wrobleski, Debbi. “Life as Art”, Industry, June – July 2006. 

Voeller, Megan. “People of Substance”, Weekly Planet Tampa, March 29, 2006. 

Henry, Amanda. “Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down”, The Tampa Tribune, March 23, 2006. 

Hagen, Susan, “Chinatown Revisited,” Philadelphia City Paper, December 2005 

Gammage, Jeff, “Glimpses of Chinatown,” The Philadephia Inquirer, October 20, 2005 

Mendelsohn, Meredith, “Critic’s Pick: Jean Shin,” ARTnews, September 2005 

Hemmings, Jessica, “Dressed to Impress: Conceptual Uniforms that turn Preconceptions Inside Out,” Selvedge, September 2005 

Morgan, Robert C. ,“Who Takes Glass Seriously,” Glass: The Urban Glass Art Quarterly, Fall 2005 

Kunitz, Daniel, “Better See It Now,” The New York Sun, July 28, 2005

Liquori, Donna, “A Common Thread,” Times Union, July 24, 2005 

Scott, Andrea, “The New New Things: Sculpture Center offers too many object lessons,” Time Out NY, June 22, 2005

Johnson, Ken, “Glass Seriously,” New York Times, May 6, 2005 

Smith, Roberta, “Many Shades of the Now, Explored in 3 Dimensions,” New York Times, May 27, 2005 

Scheinman, Pamela, “Jean Shin: Playing with Space and Time,” FiberArts, Jan/Feb 2005 

Lebowitz, Cathy, “Counter Culture on the Bowery and vicinity,” Art in America, November 2004 

Harris, Susan, “Jean Shin at Frederieke Taylor,” Art in America, October 2004 

Gregory Volk, “Big Brash Borough,” Art in America, September 2004 

Shrier, Sonya, “Counter Culture: New Museum of Contemporary Art,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2004 

Yablonsky, Linda, “Treasure Hunt,” Time Out New York, August 5, 2004 

Graseber, Laurel, “Mission: Possible” The New York Times, July 30, 3004

Yarnell, Kolby, “A Tour of the Bowery, Through an Artist’s Eye,” The New York Sun, July 8, 2004 

Karen Rosenberg, “From Flophouse to Art House: The New Museum Puts Down Roots on the Bowery,” New York Magazine, July 12, 2004 

Baker, Kenneth, “Hosfelt Gallery show suggest we’re blinded by information,” San Francisco Chronicle, July 10, 2004

Tsai, Eugenie, “Jean Shin: Projects 81,” Time Out NY, July 8, 2004 

Boxer, Sarah, “The Modern’s Dirty Laundry,” New York Times, June 20, 2004 

Hill, Joe, “Open House: Working in Brooklyn,” Contemporary Magazine, issue 65, 2004 

Stern, Steven, “In Sink: The New Museum of Contemporary Art taps the Bowery for an interactive show,” Time Out NY KIDS, Summer 2004 

“Museum of Modern Art, Projects 81: Jean Shin,” Sculpture Magazine, July/August 2004 

Kimmelman, Michael, “Art of Summer: A Seasonal Migration of Cultural Scope,” New York Times August 8, 2003 

Conner, Jill, “New York: Smack Mellon Studios”, Contemporary, issue 52, July 2003

Kee, Joan, “Claim Check”, Tema Celeste, March/April 2003 

Henderson, Tina, “Communication Breakdown at 123 Watts,” Greenwich Village Gazette, October 12, 2001 

Wright, Jeffrey, “Space-the Final Frountier: Vacant Building Serves as Host and Collaborator in SoHo’s Biggest Summer Show,” NYArts Magazine, October 2001 

Lepore, Louise, “Found: Your Other Sock,” Jane Magazine, October 2001

Trabelsi, Jasmine, “Jean Shin: Sculptor,” Artsy Magazine, August 2001

Smith, Roberta, “Creativity Overhead, Underfoot and Even in the Air”, New York Times, July 27, 2001

Schwendener, Martha, “Material Whirled”, Artforum.com, May-June 2001 

Cotter, Holland, “Mixed Greens @ Space 101”, New York Times, May 18, 2001

Ganesh, Chitra, “Memory on the Edge of Collapse: Zarina Hashmi and Jean Shin,” Dialogue, Spring 2001 

Ortiz, Lori, “Brooklyn Pastiche: The Brooklyn Art Scene,” The Brooklyn Rail, Issue 45-46, Feb-March 2001 

Rovzar, Chris, “Unconventional Art Overlooks Bus Stop,” Yale Daily News, January 26, 2001

Hoffman, Hank, “You Can/Can’t Do that in Public,” New Haven Advocate, Oct 5-11, 2000 

Cotter, Holland , “A Kinetic Moment for Asian Art”, The New York Times, March 24, 2000 

Levin, Kim, Voice Choices, The Village Voice, March 21, 2000 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art. NY 

Chase Bank, NY 

New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY 

Sculpture Center, NY 

Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY 

Asia Society and Museum, NY 

Studio Museum in Harlem, NY 

Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

Museum of Glass, International Center of Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA

Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA 

PEW Foundation and Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA 

Three River Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 

University Art Museum, Albany, NY 

Ulrich Museum of Art, University of Wichita, KS 

General Services Administration, Fallon Federal Building, Baltimore, NY 

 

SELECTED PRIVATE COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

Peter Norton 

Robert & Jereann Chaney

Driek Zirinsky 

Carol Schuster 

Christos Giannikos

Pieter and Marieke Sanders 

Frederieke Taylor 

Marion Stroud 

West Family Collection 

Fabric Workshop and Museum