Born and raised in South Korea, Mizin Shin graduated from Hong-ik University with a B.F.A in Printmaking and received her M.F.A from SUNY at Buffalo. Leading numerous printmaking workshops with a number of art organizations, Shin focuses on both traditional and contemporary printmaking practices to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the medium.
Shin's work has been shown nationally and internationally at institutions across the United States, the UK, Spain, and South Korea in exhibitions including Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia, Art In Craft Media, IPCNY: New Prints 2017/Winter, Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, Currency: 11th Turner National Print Competition & Exhibition, and Screenprint Biennial 2016.
Mizin Shin is a co-founder of Mirabo Press in Buffalo, NY, vice president of the Print Club of Rochester, and a board member of Mid America Print Council. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rochester.
Mizin Shin’s work addresses interdependency throughout societal systems. It looks at the interconnectedness experienced as both an individual and also as one of many elements in constructed systems.
Shin visualizes relationships to depict these systems as networks interdependent on a large and continually increasing number of other social entities. By highlighting the density of intrinsic connections within and between multiple networks, the work presents all items of our systems as significant—from the singular elements to the larger constructs. Often surrounded by the work, viewers become a focal point in the network model, drawing awareness to their own position and importance in these systems.