Born and raised in South Korea, Mizin Shin is a US-based visual artist. Regularly leading 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. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at institutions across the United States, Belgium, Spain, the UK, India, and South Korea. She was a juror for the 2021 Southern Tier Biennial and the 2022 Screenprint Biennial, and currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rochester as well as a co-founder of Mirabo Press in Buffalo, NY.
Mizin Shin graduated from Hong-ik University with a B.F.A in Printmaking and received her M.F.A from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a 2022 fellow of the Civitella Ranieri artist residency in Italy. Shin has served as a board member of the Mid America Print Council and vice president of the Print Club of Rochester from 2020–22, and is currently a board member of Visual Studies Workshop.
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.