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Visual Artist

Printmaker

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Born and raised in South Korea, Mizin Shin is a US-based visual artist. 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, Belgium, Spain, the UK, India, and South Korea in exhibitions including Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia, International Print Center New York: New Prints, Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, and Screenprint Biennial. She is a 2022 fellow of the Civitella Ranieri artist residency in Italy.
 
Shin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at University of Rochester. She is also a co-founder of Mirabo Press in Buffalo, NY, and a board member of Mid America Print Council.
 
Mizin Shin graduated from Hong-ik University with a B.F.A in Printmaking and received her M.F.A from SUNY at Buffalo.

 
email: mzzznshin@gmail.com

Artist
Statement

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.


Theories and topics of research that have informed the work include Self-Organization and pattern formation, The Butterfly Effect, Chaos Theory, Complexity Science and Complex Adaptive Systems, Entropy, Emergence, and Small-world networks.
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