Young Shin

Young Shin

San Gabriel, CA, United States

About Young Shin

Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Los Angeles, California, Young spent much of her youth surrounded by art, culture and beauty, spending hours at end drawing and painting. Young received a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Studio/Visual Arts focusing on oil painting. She continued to follow her love of art and design by receiving her degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design and working as a fashion designer in NYC and Chicago.

In her body of work, melding her past experiences and passion together, Young creates abstract paintings using paper – combining elements from art, design, and craft. Technique and process are key as she unearths the essence of a particular theme, an emotion or an idea by peeling away colored paper that was first meticulously built up, applied, layered, and dried. As an artist, Young explores the concept of excavation and unearthing. In particular, she is inspired by the process of peeling and removing intricate layers in order to reveal what is underneath and between. She compares this process of unearthing very much akin to our lives, experiences, emotions, and most importantly, us at our core, as we are composites of different and complicated layers and that the truth is often hidden behind. Through the use of color and texture, she shines light on the beauty, the complexity, and depth that lie above and beneath. Young resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she works as a full-time painter.


Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, Fashion Studies

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, B.A., Philosophy with minors in Studio Arts and Art History



2020 - Hopper Prize Finalist

2020 - Featured Artist by Art Habens Art Review

2019 – Awarded “Best New Exhibitor” by Art San Diego, October 2019

2019 – Featured Artist by Saatchi Art – Los Angeles, March 2019


2020 - TWIRL, A Decade of Artist Interviews

2019 - Murze Magazine, Featured Artist, Minimalism Edition

2019 – Young Shin: Painting Without Paint, The MPI Media:

2019 – Create! Magazine, Featured Artist

2019 – Salann Magazine, Featured Artist

2018 – Apero Gallery, “Awaken,” Featured Artist


2020 - Shockboxx Gallery, "Minimalism," Hermosa Beach, California, USA

2020- RedArtBox Gallery, Group Show, Los Angeles, California, USA

2020 - Arts Benicia, "Get the Message: Words and Images," Benicia, California, USA

2020 - Art Room Gallery, "Skies," Virtual Exhibition

2020 – Blue Line Arts, Roseville, California, USA

2019 – Gallery House, Palo Alto, California, USA

2019 – San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, “Form and Function: Fiber Arts for the 21st Century,” San Jose, California, USA

2019 – Orangeland Gallery, “Double Yellow,” San Francisco, California, USA

2019 – Village Theatre Art Gallery, “Into the Blue,” Danville, California, USA

2019 – Open I Art Space, “Time,” Santa Barbara, California, USA

2019 – Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, “Craft Revolution,” Santa Ana, California, USA

2019 – Linus Gallery, “Innocence,” Online Exhibition, Pasadena, California, USA

2018 – Pacific Art League, “1st Annual Artist Showcase,” Palo Alto, California, USA

2018 – SoLA Gallery, “Interplay: Craft, Art & Design,” Los Angeles, California, USA

2018 – Pacific Art League, “97th Anniversary Exhibition,” Palo Alto, California, USA

2018 – Art Escape, “Elevating Your Cause,” Sonoma, California, USA

2018 – Adobe Art Gallery, “The View From Here,” Castro Valley, California, USA

2017 – 1337 Gallery, “Paper as Voice,” San Rafael, California, USA

2017 – LA Art Guide, “Embrace our Animals,” online gallery

2017 – International Gallery of the Arts, “The Many Expressions of Love,” online gallery