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Jean Shin is a contemporary artist renown for her large installations and sculptures. Jean Shin was born in Seoul, South Korea in the yar 1971. The artist also works with video.

The artist works with recycled materials. The city in the gallery was made from more than $32,000 worth of discarded lottery tickets!

Shin attended the Pratt Institute located in New York City. She earned a M.F.A. in art history. The artist also attended the Skowhagen School of Painting and Sculpture located in Maine.

The artist is also a teacher working at the Pratt Institute and for well known artist brands including Liquitex.

Below a behind the scenes look at an installation by Shin from 2013:

Below a link to the website of the artist:


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In this clip a fantastic interview with Jean Shin. The artist talks about a work included in an exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum:

Shin often uses found and broken materials in her work. Some items she has used include shoes, socks, umbrellas, broken ceramics, and lottery tickets.

The artist has been awarded many fellowships including a grants from the Pollack- Krasner Foundation and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.

Her work can be found in many prestigious collections including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art located in Washington D.C., and the Honolulu Museum of Art located in Hawaii.

Jean Shin is a wonderful contemporary artist with a mind that is always looking to use new material for a new project. The artist reminds me of the Brazilian master of this genre, Vik Muniz!