SGCI 2017 Graduate Student Award Show: Mizin Shin

Reception: Friday April 6, 4 - 6 pm

Location:  Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, Mazzanine Level, in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building (HFA)

TEL: 702-895-3893 

Exhibition: April 2 - April 21, 2018

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


Mizin Shin’s work examines the interdependency of manufacturing and production systems by uncovering and visualizing networks and connections as an attempt to better understand the complicated phenomenon of economy, a system intertwined with a large and continually increasing number of other social entities. By revealing the intrinsic connections among common objects, the work highlights the idea that all components of our systems are of significance, from the individual elements to the larger constructs. Though they can be imperceptible from afar, these relationships are easier to pinpoint among simple things in our everyday lives.


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 University at Buffalo, where she has been teaching since 2015. Shin has been showing her work regionally and nationally at institutions across the United States. She was awarded the 2017 Graduate Student Fellowship from the Southern Graphics Council International, as well as the juror’s award at Brand 45 Works on Paper, 45th Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper.