Thursday Sep 22nd, 2016
On September 17, 2016, students participating in the Frieze Education Program visited acclaimed artist Jean Shin in her Red Hook studio to share her work and inspire more than a dozen young minds to apply to YoungArts. Shin, a YoungArts alumna (1990 Winner in Visual Arts and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and master teacher is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Shin’s arresting installations reflect individuals’ personal lives as well as collective issues that we face as a society.
During the visit, Shin encouraged the young artists to pursue their craft, familiarized them with YoungArts and the application process, answered their questions, and provided portfolio preparation advice. The opportunity to connect with Shin, explore her studio space, receive her encouragement, and learn about YoungArts left lasting impressions on the students, who were excited about applying to YoungArts.
“Jean Shin was incredibly patient as she explained the trajectory of her path as an artist, says Rebeca Raney, Frieze Director of Education. “It was especially moving to see a beautiful portrait she had painted of her mother when Jean was a teen. Because Jean shared the evolution of her art it clearly demonstrated that time not only changes you but it changes the work that you make. The Frieze Teens were motivated by the scale of her public works. Frankly, they didn't want to leave her studio.”
Learn more about YoungArts’ program for young artists, Frieze Education and Jean Shin.