ShinYoung An

ShinYoung An

Mana Contemporary B26, Jersey City, NJ, United States

About ShinYoung An

ShinYoung An has created her own art form of portraiture juxtaposing ordinary, routine tasks against a backdrop of current news articles that feature a variety of social, political, environmental issues and events.

She has been awarded 31 awards including a 2011 fellowship grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Best of Show 2004 from the Heartland Exhibition of the City of Merriam in Kansas and an Xavier Gonzalez & Edwards grant for painting from the Artists League of NY in 2003.

Her work has been reviewed and published in more than 50 critical articles across the globe.


1999 - 2001 M.F.A. New York Academy of Art

2001-2005/1996~1999 Art Students League of New York

1982-1986 B.F.A. in Fine Art, Hyosung Women's University of Daegu, South Korea


Sunday, April 28th, 2019, 1 pm - 7 pm
Spring Open House (Studio B26) at the Mana Contemporary: 888 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ.

"Hands & Feet" series and "Face" series are featured the ON ART AND AESTHETICS Published by TULIKA B. London

"Face" series, “Winds of Hope,” is featured in Creator.VICE. by Diana Shi. New York


Ms. An's work has been shown at numerous exhibitions(8 solo, 2 two-person and 120 group) throughout the U.S., Italy, Spain, Japan and South Korea since arriving in the U.S. in 1995.

She has had solo exhibitions at the following venues:
2017 1351 Amsterdam Ave, supported by Chashama, NY
2017 The Belske Art Wall, Closter Public Library, NJ
2014 The Bergen Performing Arts Center, NJ
2013 The Azarian McCullough Art Gallery of St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY
2010 The M. Christina Geis Gallery of Georgian Court University, NJ
2009 The Monmouth Museum, NJ
2007 The Greenwich Cafe Gallery in Greenwich Village, NY
2004 The La Bolsa Cafe Gallery in Barcelona, Spain

Her two person exhibitions: 2015 "Journey" - The Stockton Art Gallery/The Richard Stockton University, NJ 2010 "Facing Reality" -The Intermezzo Gallery/The Bergen Performing Art Center, NJ

She has also participated in about 102 invitational and juried group exhibitions throughout the USA, Italy, Spain, Japan and South Korea since arriving in the US in 1995. These would include:
The Gorge Sigal Gallery at the Montclair University, NJ
The Noyes Museum, NJ
The New Jersey State Museum
The Kupferberg Holocaust Museum, NY
The Monmouth Museum, NJ
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Trenton City Museum, NJ
The Cork Gallery in Lincoln Center, NY
The Foundazione Querini Stampalia, Italy:“Exhibition Imago Mundi”-55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale