Jeena Shin

Jeena Shin (b. Seoul, South Korea) is based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is an MFA graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (2000) and holds a BFA from Elam School of Fine Arts (1997). Known for her distinctive, fine-tuned sensibility, Shin works with subtle shifts in light, form and tone to draw vibrant gentleness from otherwise unyielding two-dimensional surfaces. Drawing on theories of perception, time and consciousness, Shin’s works on canvas and large-scale wall works are developed from subtle variations and repetitions of her evolving cast of geometric forms. In 2011, Shin was part of the ARTSPACE Residency at Changdong National Arts Studio, Seoul, hosted by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. She has completed a number of major projects, including site-specific works at Adam Art Gallery, Wellington City Gallery, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2011) and Artspace Aotearoa NZ (2009). Most recently, the installation Movement Image Time, was commissioned by Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, (2018) Recent exhibitions include Surface Effect: Amanda Gruenwald, Jeena Shin, Michael Zavros, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (2017), Movement: Andrew Barber and Jeena Shin, Dowse Art Museum, Wellington (2016) and Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, curated by Natasha Conland (2015). Her work is held in the collections of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Chartwell Trust and Auckland Art Gallery.

Jar, 2016
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland
Wall Works, Adam Art Gallery, 2009