JaKyung Shin
1981Born in Busan, South Korea
2000–2004Seoul National University, Design & Craft, B.A. graduation
2004–2010Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg at Prof. Ulla Mayer, master student
2010–20111st 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 2016Studio gallery in Friedrichsdorf

JaKyung Shin

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.

Represented by

  • Germany
      • Galerie Rosemarie Jäger

        AddressWintergasse 13
        65239 Hochheim
        Phone+49 (0)6146 22 03
        TimesDuring exhibitions
        Friday 4pm–6pm
        Saturday, Sunday noon–4pm
        and upon arrangement