HYE YEON SHIN, Ant Cave
Year: 2021, Material: Acrylic and Collage on aluminum, Size: 70inch (H) x 140 inch (W)
HYE YEON SHIN, SOUTH KOREA
Hye Yeon Shin was born on the 11th of June in 1981 in Seoul, South Korea. She
received her BFA and MA from Ewha Womans University, and also the bachelor’s
Psychology. She is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Manitoba, and will complete her
MFA by August 2021.
Hye Yeon has exhibited 3 selected solo exhibitions in Korea, and about 30 group
exhibitions there; her art works were on display in the gallery collection of Korea. Hye Yeon is a
visual artist exploring the relationships between people and cities, and her core research interests
include gentrification and redevelopment of residential areas around the world and the emotions it
evokes. She addresses the contents of philosophical and conceptual thoughts that originated from her
experiences and memories through sculpture and installation work. Her private exploration of living
in a cosmopolitan community as a thorough individual is evident through her use of abandoned
objects in her improvisatory works.