Artwork by Northwestern prof chosen for Minneapolis exhibit

Artwork by Yun Shin, an assistant professor of art at Northwestern College, will be part of a group exhibition in Minneapolis Sept. 23 through Oct. 16. The show, titled “Monochromatic,” is presented by the Altered Esthetics Gallery in the city’s Southern Theater.

Shin is one of 15 artists chosen for the exhibit. She created her piece, “Untitled,” with graphite pencil and oil paint. After drawing vertical and horizontal lines—spaced one-eighth of an inch apart—on paper, Shin applies oil paint to every other intersection of the lines. The result is a simple rectangular shape made of many dots.

“I use oil paint as an important material to create an ethereal image on the backside of the paper,” she says. “An abstract and translucent image results from the way oil saturates through the paper.”

In addition to the Minneapolis exhibit, Shin’s artwork is being featured this fall in a solo show at the A.I.R. Gallery in New York City. Born and raised in South Korea, Shin joined Northwestern’s faculty in 2012 after completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art at the University of Texas. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in craft and material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.F.A. in industrial design from Cho-Sun University in South Korea. She has been a fellow at the Ox-Bow School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a resident artist at the Rochester Folk Art Guild in Middlesex, N.Y.