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Thursday, July 12, 2018

SOLD OUT: NEW YORK | Artist Breakfast with Jean Shin

Start Date: 7/12/2018 8:30 AM EDT
End Date: 7/12/2018 10:00 AM EDT

Venue Name: "The Eighth Floor"

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
17 W 17th Street
New York, NY  United States  10011

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members I $20
Guests | $25


Join ArtTable for Artist Breakfasts, a series of conversations with artists. These intimate monthly breakfasts, feature leading figures in the visual arts in discussion with curators, academics, and critics. This month we will hear from Jean Shin whose current exhibition Collections is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Shin also has work in the Eight Floor Space's group show, Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair?.

Jean Shin

Jean Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. For each project, she amasses vast collections of a particular object—prescription pill bottles, sports trophies, sweaters—which are often sourced through donations from individuals in a participating community. These intimate objects then become the materials for her conceptually rich sculptures, videos and site-specific installations. Distinguished by her meticulous, labor-intensive process, and her engagement of community, Shin’s arresting installations reflect individuals’ personal lives as well as collective issues that we face as a society.

Her work has been widely exhibited in over 150 major museums and cultural institutions, including solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona and Crow Collection in Dallas. Her works have been on view at the New Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Museum of Fine Art Boston, Asia Society Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Barnes Foundation, among other prestigious museums.

As an accomplished artist practicing in the public realm, she also realizes large-scale, permanent installations commissioned by major public agencies on the federal level as well as city and arts for transit programs. She recently completed a landmark commission for the MTA’s Second Ave Subway at the 63rd Street Station in New York City.

In recognition of excellence, she has received numerous awards including the two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in Architecture/Environmental Structures (2008) and Sculpture (2003), Korea Arts Foundation of America, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Asian Cultural Council, and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Art Award. Her works and interviews have been featured in many publications, including Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, Artnews, Frieze Art, Flash Art, Tema Celeste, Hyperallergic, Artsy, Brooklyn Rail, and The New York Times.

Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in the United States, Shin attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1999 and received a BFA and MS from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She is tenured Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at Pratt Institute and recipient of Pratt’s 2017 Alumni Achievement Award. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

This program is generously hosted by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation at The 8th Floor.

Inspired by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The 8th Floor gallery is committed to broadening the access and availability of art to New York audiences. Seeking to foster cultural exchange, The 8th Floor explores the potential of art as an instrument for social change in the 21st century, through an annual program of innovative contemporary art exhibitions and an events program comprised of performances, salon-style discussions, and those organized by external partners. Currently on view is
Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair, a new exhibition featuring artists who employ strategies of reuse in their artmaking.

Thank you to Lisa Gold and ArtTable NY's Artist Breakfast Committee for organizing this event. 
Image: Installation view of the exhibition Jean Shin: Collections, 2018
ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization.
All programs are non-refundable.

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