Jean Shin

Jean Shin attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received a BFA and MS from Pratt Institute. Her work has been widely exhibited worldwide including solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, The Montclair Art Museum, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Her works have been featured and commissioned in over 150 exhibitions in major museums and cultural institutions such as: The New Museum of Contemporary Art; The Brooklyn Museum; The Queens Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Asia Society; SculptureCenter; and The Museum of Arts and Design. Shin has received numerous awards, including the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures and Sculpture, Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Art award. Shin’s many notable public art commissions include the General Services Administration, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and more. Her work is held in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Rose Art Museum, The Honolulu Museum of Art, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Boise Art Museum, and The Fabric Workshop and Museum. In 2016, Jean Shin will complete a major commission for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York at the 63rd Street Station on the new Second Avenue Subway line. In March, she will begin a residency at Material for the Arts in Long Island City. Shin lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Jean Shin's Website


Women in the Spotlight at Museums The New York Times
March 12, 2018
Living as a generous artist
Jo Anne Triplett, LEO Weekly
Editors’ Picks: 11 Things to See in New York This Week Sarah Cascone and Caroline Goldstein, artnet News
August 7, 2017
Subway Station Art: Lexington Avenue-63rd Street Station Susan, Finding NYC
July 13, 2017
PREVIEW: Second Sundays at Pioneer Works Matt Caprioli, The Red Hook Star Revue
July 6, 2017
Artists Tinker with Tech at an E-Waste Warehouse Claire Voon, Hyperallergic
June 21, 2017
Plastic bottles become cornstalks in new Figge exhibit Jonathan Turner, Quad-Cities Online
June 21, 2017
Step inside a corn maze — made of green soda bottles — at the Figge Art Museum Amanda Hancock, The Quad-City Times
June 21, 2017
Your guide to summer in the Q-C: 40 fun things to do Amanda Hancock, The Quad-City Times
June 8, 2017
Archival Slides from the Metropolitan Museum Find New Life as Artworks Claire Voon, Hyperallergic
May 24, 2017
Free admission at the Figge again this summer KWQC
May 24, 2017
Who planted all these flowers? Alma Gaul, The Quad-City Times
May 21, 2017
Subway glories: why we need public art Vanessa Hua, The San Francisco Chronicle
May 11, 2017
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art closes Monday for summer renovations Cynthia Williford, Opelika-Auburn News
May 6, 2017
This fascinating new subway art is based on real New Yorkers Marisa Mazria-Katz, New York Post
May 3, 2017
Donated Slides From the Met Get a Second Life, and Showing James Barron, The New York Times
April 16, 2017
The Urban Lens: Sid Kaplan shares historic photos of the Third Avenue El coming down Dana Schulz, 6sqft
April 7, 2017
Second Avenue Subway by AECOM / ARUP Joann Gonchar, Architectural Record
April 1, 2017
Eco-friendly transfer station adds playground to be a good neighbor PJ Bauser, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
March 23, 2017
Second Avenue Subway Art Atlas Obscura
March 14, 2017
Artists use work to fund pensions Zoe Thomas, BBC News
March 3, 2017
Barnes Foundation gets out of the gallery and into the street with its new exhibit Esther Yoon,
March 2, 2017
In the Second Avenue Subway, art and architecture are at odds Alexandra Lange, Curbed
February 28, 2017
Barnes tackles urban experience with "Person of the Crowd" The Olathe News
February 22, 2017
Here's What New Art is Coming to New York's MTA Andrew Salomone, The Creator's Project
February 2, 2017
A Quick Subway Design Primer Kevin Walsh, Splice Today
February 1, 2017
The Upper East Side's New Ride Stephen D. Zubrycky, The Quadrangle
January 27, 2017
How New York City's Public Art Gets Made Alina Cohen, Gothamist
January 24, 2017
What Does Chuck Close Have Against Public Art? David Foxley, Architectural Digest
January 23, 2017
Artist Jean Shin Shines at the New 63rd Street 2nd Ave Subway Stop Katita Miller, Art Zealous
January 17, 2017
The Second Avenue Subway Ralph Gardner Jr, WAMC
January 14, 2017
Step Into the Comfiness of NYC's 2nd Ave. Subway (Yes, Comfiness) Sam Lubell, Wired
January 11, 2017
Gov. Cuomo celebrates completion of Second Ave. Subway with MTA New York Real Estate Journal
January 10, 2017
There's an Underground Art Museum in the Finally Open, Near Mythic Second Ave Subway Stephanie Eckardt, W Magazine
January 7, 2017
The Week in Art: The Flaming Lips at the Aspen Art Museum and Second Avenue Subway Launch Party Sarah Cascone, artnet News
January 7, 2017
10 Art Installations and Exhibits Not To Miss in NYC in January 2017 AFineLyne, untapped cities
January 6, 2017
Saratoga Waldorf teacher subject of Vik Muniz subway art Wendy Liberatore, Albany Times Union
January 5, 2017
New York's Second Avenue Subway opens Robert Curley, Business Traveller
January 5, 2017
NYC's Second Avenue Subway Opens After 100 Years Glory Moralidad, Travelers Today
January 4, 2017
NYC subway art: Second Avenue-72nd Street, Court Square and more stations Lauren Cook with Vincent Barone, amNewYork
January 3, 2017
From Chuck Close to Sarah Sze, a Ride Through the Art of the Second Avenue Subway Allison Meier, Hyperallergic
January 2, 2017
New York's Long-Awaited Second Avenue Subway Finally Leaves The Station Stephen Nessen, NPR
January 2, 2017
Governor Cuomo and Chairman Prendergast Celebrate On-Time Opening of Second Avenue Subway Mass Transit Mag
January 2, 2017
Photos, Video: Inside The Beautiful New Second Avenue Subway Scott Heins, Gothamist
January 2, 2017
Inside New York's $4.5 billion art museum: the Second Avenue Subway Leslie Josephs, Quartz
January 1, 2017
Second Avenue subway gives New York reason to cheer – and fear – the new year Edward Helmore, The Guardian
January 1, 2017
New York City's Second Avenue Subway is an Underground Wonderland Miss Rosen, Crave Online
January 1, 2017
Second Avenue subway takes first ride just before New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square Dan Rivoli and Denis Slattery, New York Daily News
January 1, 2017
Nearly 100 years later, the Second Avenue Subway officially opens! Diane Pham, 6sqft
January 1, 2017
Nearly a century after the planning started, a New York subway arrives Barbara Demick, The Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2017
2nd Avenue Subway Opening: Everything You Need to Know Brendan Krisel, Upper East Side Patch
December 30, 2016
New York City's Second Avenue Subway is a wonderland of public art Matt Hickman, Mother Nature Network
December 29, 2016
New York City's Long-Awaited Second Avenue Subway Is Packed With Public Art Danny Lewis,
December 28, 2016
Dramatic new artwork on new New York subway station features gay couple Steve Lee, LGBT Weekly
December 28, 2016
Gay Couple Featured In New NYC Subway Line Mural Instinct
December 28, 2016
Seattle's best new building of 2016 is a total dump Mark Hinshaw, Crosscut
December 28, 2016
New MTA Subway Station to Feature Art Installation by Professor Jean Shin (M.S. '96) Pratt News
December 21, 2016
Chuck Close Subway Portraits Revealed for New 2nd Avenue Line Oliver Peterson, Dan's Papers
December 21, 2016
New York MTA Unveils Second Avenue Subway Art Installations Nicholas Forrest, Blouin Artinfo
December 21, 2016
Maloney, Herman celebrate Second Avenue subway boom Holly Dutton, Real Estate Weekly
December 21, 2016
The art of New York's Second Avenue subway Nikki Mascali, Metro
December 20, 2016
Second Avenue subway art Newsday
December 20, 2016
Second Avenue Subway is Major NYC Public Art Installation AFineLyne, untapped cities
December 20, 2016
New subway line to feature works by 4 celebrated artists The Associated Press, Washington's Top News
December 20, 2016
Underground art: the public works that are part of New York’s $100bn infrastructure plan Pac Pobric, The Art Newspaper
December 20, 2016
New subway line to feature works by 4 celebrated artists The Associated Press, NewWave
December 20, 2016
Is the Second Avenue Subway the Best New Museum in New York City? Becca Sobel, Architectural Digest
December 20, 2016
New subway line to feature works by 4 celebrated artists The Associated Press, La Crosse Tribune
December 20, 2016
The World-Class Art of New York's Second Avenue Subway John Metcalfe, The Atlantic CityLab
December 20, 2016
New 2nd Avenue Subway Line to Feature Works by 4 Contemporary Artists NBC New York
December 20, 2016
"Because Deadlines Matter," Governor Promises Subway Line Proposed Nearly a Century Ago will Finally Open by New Year's Jose Martinez, Spectrum News NY1
December 19, 2016
Check out the amazing station art for the Second Avenue Subway Howard Halle, Time Out New York
December 19, 2016
Second Avenue Subway art, including work by Chuck Close, is unveiled Tanay Warerkar, Curbed
December 19, 2016
New York's Second Avenue Subway Will Open Jan. 1 Mike Vilensky, The Wall Street Journal
December 19, 2016
Second Avenue Subway will be NYC's "most expansive" art installation Michael Gartland, New York Post
December 19, 2016
Second Avenue Subway Has Dynamic Public Art From Chuck Close, Vik Muniz, Jean Shin & Sarah Sze Jen Chung, Gothamist
December 19, 2016
Cheerful art in the Second Avenue Subway will enliven the daily slog Audrey Wachs, The Architect's Newspaper
December 19, 2016
Chuck Close Immortalizes Lou Reed, Philip Glass and Others in 2nd Avenue Subway Daniel Maurer, Bedford + Bowery
December 19, 2016
Second Avenue Subway Set to Open New Year's Day Annmarie Fertoli, WNYC
December 19, 2016
Second Avenue subway art unveiled as Cuomo confirms Jan. 1 launch date of the line Vincent Barone, amNewYork
December 19, 2016
Art Underground: A First Look at the Second Avenue Subway Randy Kennedy, The New York Times
December 19, 2016
$108M transfer station opens in Wallingford Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
December 7, 2016
SPU's new North Transfer Station now open for business Danielle Anthony-Goodwin, My Ballard
December 5, 2016
Celebrate new artwork at North Transfer Station Community Celebration! Xavier Lopez, Jr.,
December 3, 2016
New York artists use waste to create exhibit with Materials for the Arts Nikki Mascali, Metro
December 1, 2016
New Artwork Adorns Entrance to Wallingford's North Transfer Station Jim Demetre, Seattle Magazine
October 2016
Spare Times for Children Listings for Sept. 2-8: "Game On!" Laurel Graeber, The New York Times
September 1, 2016
In "Game On!" the Stuff of Sports Becomes the Stuff of Art Laurel Graeber, The New York Times
August 11, 2016
MTA’s $27 Billion Spending Plan Will Bring New Art to 31 Stations Sarah Cascone, artnet News
July 19, 2016
A Seattle Dump Just Got Some Clever Public Art Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian Magazine
July 12, 2016
Jean Shin unveils new major public artwork in Seattle Art Daily
June 30, 2016



One Question One Answer: Jean Shin Romanov Grave
June 25, 2016
Breaking a Wall to Understand It: Jean Shin's "Surface Tension" at Cristin Tierney Gallery Diana Seo Hyung Lee, SVA Art Writing
May 25, 2016
When Innovative Art Meets Traditional Surroundings Michelle Cacciatore, The Huffington Post
April 26, 2016
Review | Jean Shin: Surface Tension Jonathan Goodman, The Brooklyn Rail
April 7, 2016
On NYC Construction Barriers, Jean Shin Sees Artful Remnants of Development and Destruction Karen Kedmey, Artsy
March 22, 2016
In ‘The Architectural Impulse,’ Art Aspires Holland Cotter, The New York Times
August 13, 2015
Video | Anthropocene Fossils
August 12, 2015
Jean Shin at Dallas' Crow Collection Deborah Fleck, Dallas News
May 15, 2015
Jean Shin's "Links" at Bethel University gallery Monique Kleinhuizen, Bethel University
April 24, 2015
A New First for BRIC: The BRIC Biennial, Volume 1 Jean Shin in the BRIC Biennial
October 22, 2014
5 Art Shows You Should See This Fall Jean Shin in the BRIC Biennial
October 8, 2014
Jean Shin: "Host," 2013
October 4, 2013

Montclair Art Museum

Jean Shin and Brian Ripel’s Castle in the Sky
October 23, 2012

by Margaret Rew, Art for Breakfast

Shin and Ripel’s ‘Retreat’ at deCordova takes visitors away
October 13, 2012

by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe

Jean Shin and Brian Ripel: Retreat on view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
September 1, 2012

Inspirational Artists: Jean Shin
July 31, 2012


Interview with Jean Shin
June 2010

by Enich Cheng, Asia Art Archive

Everyday Moments: A Conversation with Jean Shin
April 2010

by Sarah Tanguy, Sculpture

Jean Shin, Turning Trash into Artistic Treasure
April 30, 2009

by Susan Stamberg, NPR

NYC's Second Avenue Subway
Featuring Jean Shin at 63rd Street Station
The Modern's Dirty Laundry

by Sarah Boxer, The New York Times
Jean Shin at Frederieke Taylor
Jean Shin at Frederieke Taylor

by Susan Harris, Art in America
Because Everyone Deserves a Trophy

by Hilarie M Sheets, The New York Times
Goings On About Town

The New Yorker
Jean Shin and Brian Ripel: Retreat

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Jean Shin, "Projects 81" MoMA QNS

by Eugenie Tsai, Time Out New York
The 13th KAFA Award Recipient Exhibition: Jean Shin

Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles
Jean Shin: TEXTile
Jean Shin: TEXTile

by Murtaza Vali, Art Asia Pacific
Jean Shin
Jean Shin

by Hilarie M. Sheets, ARTnews
ART: Transforming the Everyday

The Washington Times
The Story Behind The Work

by Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post
Claim Check
Claim Check

by Joan Kee, Tema Celeste
Jean Shin to create an artwork for SPU’s new North Transfer Station, Art Beat
New Pavilion Stirs the Pot

by AJ Artemel, Architizer
Montclair Art Museum's First Permanent Outdoor Sculpture Commission Takes Root

by Elizabeth Oguss, The Montclair Times
From Flatware to Sculpture - Only at the Montclair Art Museum

by Mike D'Unofrio, Montclair Patch
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum announces Jean Shin and Brian Ripel. Retreat

by Editor, Museum Publicity
A Preview of the MTA's Ultra-Contemporary Public Art for New York's Second Avenue Subway Line

by Julia Halperin, Blouin ARTINFO
Cabinets of Wonder: The Art of Collecting
Children's Museum of the Arts
A Look at the Future Second Avenue Subway Artwork in NYC
Jean Shin
Jean Shin

by Amanda Church, Flash Art
Jean Shin's Ensemble

by Denise Markonish, ArtSpace
Subway Depths, Lit by Art

by Jennifer Maloney, The Wall Street Journal
Montclair Art Museum Launches 100th Birthday Party with Outdoor Sculpture

by Peggy McGlone,
Big Brash Borough
Big Brash Borough

by Gregory Volk, Art in America