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Chemical Balance 2, 2005
Prescription Pill Bottles, mirror, epoxy
Dimensions variable

Safety Net, 2002-05
Discarded polyproplyene strapping and rivets


Jean Shin’s expansive installations begin with a collection of discarded objects like broken umbrellas, worn shirts, old leather shoes, or outdated eyeglasses. Through a series of contemplative alterations she transforms these items into visually arresting assemblages of form, color, and texture that reveal the potential for new entities in the forgotten scraps that surround our daily life. 

For her exhibition, Accumulations, Jean Shin will create two onsite installations in addition to presenting a series of her found object photographs.

Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1971, Jean Shin currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  She recently participated in the Projects series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Eric Dupont in Paris (2005); Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens (2003); and Frederieke Taylor Gallery in New York City (2004). She was an Artist-in-Residence at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia (2004) and a recipient of The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Art Award (2001).

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Cornell Student Body, 2005
Cut clothing and starch on wall
Dimensions variable
Installation at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Penumbra, 2003
Broken umbrella fabric and thread
Dimensions variable
Installation at Socrates Sculpture Park, New York

Hide, 2004
Deconstructed leather shoes and thread
Dimensions variable
Installation at Frederieke Taylor Gallery