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Art + Design to welcome public sculptor Jean Shin to CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series

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Shin.

(Posted on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022)

The Department of Art + Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to host award-winning public sculptor and installation artist, Jean Shin, to continue 2021-22 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season.

“I love Jean Shin’s work,” said Michael Dickins, chair of the Visiting Artist Speaker Committee. “Known for her large-scale installations and public sculptures, Shin transforms accumulations of discarded objects into powerful monuments that interrogate our complex relationship between material consumption, collective identity and community engagement.”

Shin will speak via Zoom at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. The lecture is free and open to the public, and you can register for the webinar at https://bit.ly/ShinAPSU.

“Thanks to CECA, The Department of Art + Design has a history of bringing world-class artists to Clarksville – Shin is one of those artists,” Dickins said. “I met Shin a few years ago through APSU’s partnership with the Chautauqua Institution, where she serves as one of their core faculty. Her generosity with her students and her pleasant and humorous demeanor are just a few more reasons why jumped at the chance to have her visit and be part of the Speaker Series.”

Shin also will meet with APSU during individual studio visits on Wednesday.

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One of Shin's pieces.

About the artist

Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in the United States, Shin works in Brooklyn and Hudson Valley, New York. She is a tenured adjunct professor at Pratt Institute and holds an honorary doctorate from the New York Academy of Art.

Shin’s work has been widely exhibited and collected in over 150 major museums and cultural institutions, including solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, and Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, where in 2020 she was the first Korean-American woman artist featured in a solo exhibition.

Shin has received numerous awards, including the forthcoming Frederic Church Award for her contributions to American art and culture. Her works have been highlighted in The New York Times and Sculpture Magazine, among others.

For more on Shin and her work, visit her website or follow her on Instagram: @jean.shin.

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