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As if traveling, the artist photographs and records the impressive architecture he encounters in cities worldwide. It is not simply fascinated by the splendor of the exterior or the exotic atmosphere, but rather the history and location of the architecture and the recorded time that created social values.

The concept of photography is a fundamental essence and starting point in the artist's painting work. The photographed architectural photos are transferred back to the canvas through the artist's eyes, drawing as if drawing a blueprint. By dividing and subdividing the canvas screen, it is recorded in a creative meaning different from the original purpose. The primary material used in the work is oil pastel, which looks hard but has a soft touch and texture, so it is easy to do detailed work. As a tool in place of a brush, she draws lines using a thin awl or wooden spatula, paints over again, and erases repeatedly. The screen filled with oil pastels completes the space in the canvas as if weaving by scratching or scratching. Choosing the oil pastel material is essential to enable this production method.





2003 M.F.A., Painting and Photography, Pratt Institute, New York, USA

1997 M.F.A., Painting, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, USA

1995 B.F.A., Painting, Dong-a University, Busan



2021 THE ONE PIECE OF ART: SCRATCHER SHIN SUN JOO, Manière-noir : Engine Company 33 - EP 展, ARTBN, Seoul

2021 Manière-noir : Royal Blue, Gallery BK, Seoul


2012 Maniere-noir : RECESSED, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju-si, Kyunggi- do

2012 Maniere-noir : FACASE, Gallery Hyundai Sagandong Window Gallery, Seoul

2011 Maniere-noir: Gray 징[京], 16 bungee, Seoul

2009 Maniere-noir: Beijing Photos, Space Can, Seoul

2009 Maniere-noir Brooklyn, Gallery Hyundai Window Gallery, Seoul

2008 Scratch, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul

2006 Polaroid Portraits, Jinheung Art Hall, Seoul

2005 Portrait-pia, Topohaus Gallery, Seoul

2003 The Byrdcliffe Art Colony Show, Woodstock, New York, USA

2003 Fairleigh Dickinson University College Art Gallery, New Jersey, USA

2002 Multi-portrait, Stueben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York, USA

2000 Mezzotinting Painting, Stueben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York, USA

1996 The Humanities Art Center, Kettering University (G. M. I.), Michigan, USA



2021 2021 Jeonnam International SUMUK Biennale, Mokpo Culture & Arts Museum, Mokpo-si

2021 The City, Daily life Space of Art & Culture, Gyeonggi Provincial Northen Government, Uijeongbu-si

2020 Open the Memory, 021 Gallery, Daegu

2019 All you need is Love=ART, Gallery Bank, Seoul

2019 Hidden Pictures in Cinema: Movie, Read with Art, Lotte gallery, Youngdeung po, Seoul

2019 Less Is More, The Soda Museum of Art, Hwaseong-si

2018 Beyond Balck, Sueno 339 Gellery, Seoul

2018 Space: Emptiness, Depth, Light, 021 Gallery, Daegu

2017 4 Considering Space, Art Center White Block, Paju

2016  2016 Art Gyunggi-START UP, Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy & Innovation, Seongnam-si

2016  ‘Not architectural photo but photographic architecture’, THE TEXAS PROJECT, Seoul

2016  ‘Inner Space’, Atelier Aki, Seoul

2016  ‘THERE’, Lina Gallery, Seoul

2015 Paintings : all the windows to the world, Blume Museum of Contemporary Art, Paju

2013 Aesthetics of Sympathy, Share and Coexistence, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju-si, Kyunggi-do

2013 Fragmentary thoughts, LIG ART SPACE

2013 Art of Miracle, AK Gallery, Suwon

2012 Desirable Routine, Gallery Hyundai

2012 Gallery Seoul 12, GALLERIA FORET

2012 Soul of Seoul, Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway

2011 The 10th Song Eun Art Award Exhibition

2011 draw-iN, Gallery Lux

2010 Do Window Vol.2, Gallery Hyundai

2010 Facing Korea Now, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010 EMERGING ARTISTS PART I - KOREA, MK2 Art Space, Beijing, China

2010 The more, the better, Sun gallery the 33rd Anniversary Exhibition, SUN Art Center

2010 Layered City, ARTSIDE, Beijing, China

2009 Oil's Other Name, YHD Projects

2008 Brooklyn Express-Exposed, Planning & Exhibiting, Kwanhoon Gallery

2006 Japan-Korea Contemporary Art Festival, Gen-min Hall, Yokohama, Japan

2006 MIW, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York, USA

2002 Beyond the Gate, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, New York, USA / Art in General, Brooklyn, New York, USA



2016~2017 Art Cneter White Block Residency Program, Paju

2014 LIG ART SPACE New York Residency Program, New York, USA

2011-13 Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju

2009 P. S. Beijing, Beijing, China

2003 Woodstock A-I-R Program by the Andy Warhol Foundation, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York, USA


2015 Arts Support Project Selection, Seoul Foundation of Cultural Foundation
2013 Permanent Collection, Seoul Museum
2013 KAP(Korean Artist Project), The Korean Art Museum Association
2012 Art Bank, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art          
2011 SEMA New Artist Exhibition Support Program, Seoul Museum of Art
2010 10th SongEun Art Awards, SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation
2009 Annual Artists Development Business Fund, Arts Council Korea 

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