Mizin Shin is a US-based visual artist who was 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 SUNY at Buffalo.
Leading numerous 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 as 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.
Mizin Shin is a co-founder of Mirabo Press, a printmaking studio in Buffalo, New York that collaborates with regional and national artists, and also offers various workshops and community programming. She is also vice president of the Print Club of Rochester and a board member of Mid America Print Council. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rochester.
Shin’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at institutions across the United States, the UK, Spain, and South Korea.