Upcoming Fred Simon Gallery exhibit: “Studying and Transcribing”

Studying and Transcribing


February 9th – April 3rd, 2024

“As an artist, I find fascination in objects belonging to my family members, particularly those crafted by my mother, such as sheets, covers, and curtains. These objects, tied to my emotional past and relationships, serve as a source of inspiration.”

-Yun Shin

Studying & Transcribing involves a repetitive, intelligible, and recurring practice, reflecting the devoted time and investigation of decorative design as a guide in craft. The work comprises two-dimensional abstract patterns composed of gridded geometric shapes and subtle colors, inspired by handcrafted objects typically created by women.

Shin’s working method involves creating abstract images on a two-dimensional surface using humble materials like pencil and paper. The emphasis in her work lies in lines, grids, and fields of subtle color.

From Shin’s bio on the UNO website: Yun Shin has earned several art degrees, including an M.F.A. in studio arts from the University of Texas at Austin, a B.F.A. 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 began teaching in 2012 at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. In 2021, she joined UNO’s art and art history program to teach foundations courses, including drawing, art appreciation, and 2D design.

As an artist, she recently has had solo exhibitions at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts in Wisconsin, Whittier College in California, and the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa. Shin is a recipient of a 2017 Artist Fellowship from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

Related Scheduling and Events:

Schedule appointments on this website (not required): fred-simon-gallery.mailchimpsites.com/book-online/

The reception is February 8th, from 5-7pm. Reception is free and open to the public.

We will post a video with the artist on our YouTube channel. Follow the Nebraska Arts Council on Facebook for updates: NAC Facebook Link.