Book Arts Exhibiting Artists Chosen for Fall Session

Meet artists Mizin Shin and Talia Ryan!

WNY Book Arts’ Summer resident and Fall Main and Studio Gallery exhibiting artists have been chosen. The works produced by both artists will be on display beginning September 10, 2021. 

The Main Gallery exhibiting artist is Mizin Shin. Born and raised in South Korea, Mizin Shin graduated from Hong-ik University with a B.F.A in Printmaking and received her M.F.A from SUNY at Buffalo. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rochester. Shin’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at institutions across the United States, the UK, Spain, and South Korea. Leading numerous printmaking workshops with a number of art organizations, Shin focuses on both traditional and contemporary printmaking practices to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the medium. Mizin Shin is a co-founder of Mirabo Press in Buffalo, NY, vice president of the Print Club of Rochester, and a board member of Mid America Print Council. 

 Mizin stated, “I am so delighted to be able to share my work at Book Arts this fall! This is special for me since I got so much support from Book Arts when I was in the UB graduate program and will be able to support the local community by sharing my artwork there,” in regards to her upcoming exhibition. 

The Studio Gallery exhibiting resident artist is Talia Ryan. Talia is an artist and educator from Buffalo, NY, where she teaches High School art at Buffalo Academy of Science. Her artwork, and love for the history of art and aesthetic theory, fuels her passion for arts education. Her personal work focuses on spirituality, nostalgia, and an exploration of self-image. Talia’s arts research includes an honors thesis on aesthetic theory, through an exploration of form vs. symbol in the visual arts, and their respective successes and implications through philosophy, history, and education, her Master’s Thesis, in which she explored public art as a means of teaching visual culture in the art classroom, and an internship at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery where she worked with the accessibility coordinator, creating tactile models for multisensory tours. 

Talia will begin the 2 month studio artist residency program on July 1, 2021 where she will be utilizing Book Arts’ letterpress and intaglio equipment to produce work for the upcoming fall exhibition. 

Talia stated, “I am incredibly excited and honored to have been selected as the Book Arts Summer Resident.  As a printmaker, I am so impressed with all that Book Arts does to keep book arts a vibrant and relevant practice.  During my residency, I am excited to learn about and operate the letterpresses, and incorporate text with my relief and intaglio images.  I intend to integrate these techniques to create visual narratives.” 

Mizin and Talia’s exhibitions will be on view September 10 – OctoBer 16, 2021. 


Programs like the Book Arts’ Main Gallery Series and Studio Gallery Residency are made possible by: