|1981||Born in Busan, South Korea|
|2000–2004||Seoul National University, Design & Craft, B.A. graduation|
|2004–2010||Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg at Prof. Ulla Mayer, master student|
|2010–2011||1st Junior Prize of the 16th Silver Triennial, Inhorgenta Munich Award for Table Ware, Apolline-Prize of Grassimesse Leipzig, 3rd Prize of the Bavarian Arts and Crafts Association, all Germany|
|since 2016||Studio gallery in Friedrichsdorf|
Before JaKyung Shin begins to craft something, she reflects upon some basic philosophical questions, such as whether it is still possible to create a meaningful object in a world well-nigh smothered in artifacts or what would happen if an object didn’t exist at all, trying to not only improve or modify existing shapes and forms, but to also experiment with something entirely new. The human hand plays an important role for her vessels and table accessories. Shin also incorporates used cutlery and handles in highly imaginative creations. Her focusing on structural or functional similarities and differences results in surprising designs that challenge us to question things anew.