Woodland Park, NJ, United States
About Shin-Young An
"I am interested in all kinds of visual art based on reality. I seek to find the truth in the human form and to translate that into my own vision of natural beauty." Shin-Young recently creates portraits juxtaposing ordinary, routine tasks against a backdrop of current news articles featuring a variety of social, political and environmental issues and events. She began studying art in her home country of South Korea,obtaining a B.F.A from Hyosung Women's University, Daegu in 1986. She has additionally studied at the Art Students League of NY mostly under Harvey Dinnerstein and Kenneth Mclndoe and "Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc" in Barcelona, Spain after she received her M.F.A in painting from The Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art in 2001. Her work influenced by many great artists includes Eric Fischl, Edward Schmidt(Copying Class at the Metropolitan Museum in NY), Patrick Connors and etc. An's work had solo exhibitions at the AMAG(Azarian McCullough Art Gallery) of St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2013, M. Christina Geis Gallery of Georgian Court University in 2010, Monmouth Museum in 2009, Greenwich Village in 2007 and "La Bolsa" gallery in Barcelona, Spain in 2004, and about 80 invitational and juried group exhibitions throughout the USA, Spain, Japan and S. Korea since she immigrated to the USA in 1995 include at Noyes Museum, New Jersey State Museum, Monmouth Museum, Huston Museum of Natural Science Museum, Trenton City Museum, Cork Gallery in Lincoln Center and etc. She has been awarded approximately more than 30 awards from national and international competitions include a 2011 Fellowship grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Best of Show in 2004 from Hartland Exhibition of the City of Merriam in Kansas, Best of Show in 2005 for Focus on the Figure at Hopper House in NY, Xavier Gonzalez & Edwards Grant for Painting from the Artists League of NY in 2003. An's work reviewed and published more than 32 press and web media throughout the USA, Spain, S. Korea , UK, Germany and Italy.
2003-2004 Painter/Member artists Group "Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc", Barcelona, Spain 2001-2003 The Art Students League of New York 1999-2001 MFA in Painting, The Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art (with Eric Fishle) 1996-1999 Art Students League of New York (with Harvey Dinnerstein) 1986-1995 Taught fine art at private art school in Daegu South Korea 1982-1986 BFA in Fine Art, Daegu Catholic University of South Korea,
Upcoming Invitational Solo Exhibition:
Sept 1~30, 2014
at the Bergen Performing Center, Englewood, NJ
Upcoming Invitational Group Exhibition:
Nov 16 ~ Dec 7 - "8 Confessions" at the Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter NJ
Past Exhibitions(most recent):
Invitational Solo Exhibition
"Winds of Change"
Feb 25 - Mar 24, 2013
AMAG(Azarian McCullough Art Gallery")- St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY
Jun 8 - Sept 9, 2012
"The New Jersey State Council on the Arts Visual Fellowship Awards Exhibition"
at the Noyes Museum of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, NJ
Reception: 5-8PM on Friday, June 8, 2012. www.noyesmuseum.org
On the APP News - "Beyond the printed word"-Artists 'recycle' newspapers and other materials at two NJ exhibitions
Written by Marie Naples MaberFor the Asbury Park Press
Sept 1 - 30, 2012
"Loud Imagery, Quiet Words"
Invitational 5 Artists Exhibition at Gallery 1&9, NJ
Reception: Saturday Sept 8th, 5-7PM
May 17 - 20, 2012 SF Fine Art Fair
April 5 - 27, 2012 John Meagher Rotunda in Jersey City Hall, NJ- "Yesamo USA
2012 Jersey City Invitational Art Exhibition"
Feb 17 - Mar 4, 2012 "The Ones" Reunion Exhibition-Classes of 1991, 2001 & 2011
at Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, NY
Jan 4-22 "Come From the Shadows" - Comfort Women Exhibition - 1 & 9
Nov 3-30, 2011 "Coexistence" - Lanisha Cole Gallery-Santa Monica Museum of
Art - Bergamot Station, CA
Nov 4- Dec 4, 2011 "New Jersey Artists Emerged"-Monmouth Museum, NJ
Aug 15- Dec 20,2011 "Come From the Shadows" -Kupferberg Holocaust Museum,
Queensborough Community College, NY
July 7- 10, 2011 ArtHamptons-The International Fine Art Fair-Patrajdas
Contemporary Art, NY, USA