Jean Shin is known for her public sculptures, transforming accumulations of discarded objects into powerful monuments that interrogate our complex relationship between material consumption, collective identity, and community engagement. Her 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 and Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
Jean's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2024
9AM - 5PM
By adopting creative reuse strategies in art-making practices, artists will transform everyday objects and discards into assemblages, sculptures, and installations. When researching a common object’s history, its use, circulation, and disposal, we see the devastating consequences of extractive practices and overconsumption on our planetary health. How can artists instead, use our junk and leftover scraps to hold memory, tell stories, and evoke regenerative possibilities? While salvaging and repurposing materials, artists explore innovative ways to infuse personal meaning, cultural significance, and ecological urgency in their artwork. This workshop is structured around group critiques, individual feedback, and studio time.