Soyeon Shin is a visual artist from Seoul, South Korea. She received her MFA at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in February 2013, and her BFA at the Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 2007. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
I like to work with daily objects and everyday detritus as artistic materials.These are always around my daily life. And so this forces me to see them in various ways. This compels me to change their form or texture and transform their function. Through the process of my artwork and exploring these materials, I can refresh my view of life and my every moment is preserved and recorded.
Currently, I work with receipts as my primary medium. Receipts, collected daily, can be transformed from their function as trademarks and everyday detritus to something that captures and stops a specific moment. Texts and images and any other remaining part become formative elements of composing my work. These works become an abstract version of a still life or landscape through which the viewers can see a particular moment in their own lives.
In my work, what I saw is not exactly what you see. But what you see is exactly what I made.
2014 Sequence, Oms Art , Teaneck, NJ
2013 Nothing Happened, OuchiGallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Nothing Happened, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Steuben South Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
National Juried Art Show Black & White, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
CITY BITES II, Alessandro Berni Gallery, New York, NY
National Juried Art Show RECYCLE II, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
Selected Group Show Letters from Mars, Gallery Giotta, Seoul, Korea
The Rebirth of Wonder,Call For Bushwick 2015, Brooklyn, NY
Select Art Fair, Alessandro Berni Gallery, New York, NY
Secret Garden, 4th Annual Spring Benefit and Silent Auction, New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
Spring Art Market, SPACEWOMb Gallery, New York, NY
Secret Garden,3rd Annual Spring Benefit and Silent Auction, The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
Fountain Art Fair, H.O.V- Art, New York, NY
Ambush Art Show, Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn, NY
Past/Forward, Amos EnoGallery, New York, NY
INITIUM NOVUM, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY
Encounter of Daily Life, Shinhan Gallery, New York, NY
7 Emerging Bushwick Artists, Space 776, Brooklyn, NY
2012 MFA Graduation Exhibition, PrattManhattan Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Pratt Graduate Fine Art Program in Rome Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Butterflies in Magazine +Lost in Transition, Group Show, OPP 594-16 Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008 Tomorrow Foregone with Silence, Kosa Space Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Press & Publications
Arte Fuse, The Third Edition of Call for Bushwick Has Come and Gone by Alessandro Berni, 2015
Internationale Kunst Heute 2015, IKH-Publishing, 2015
The 2014 fall edition of Direct Art Magazine, Volume 21, 2014
Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design, Issue 36, 2014
The Artist Catalogue, Volume.3 Issue 2, 2014
The New Criterion, The Other Fairs by Brian P. Kelly, 2014