Spoken and Seen #UseYourVoice
An Exhibition by Mizin Shin
on view September 10 –October 16, 2021
Opening reception September 10, 2021 from 5-8 p.m.
“Spoken and Seen #UseYourVoice,” features artist Mizin Shin’s new screenprint series along
with her current campaign, Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate—a response to rising rates
of racially motivated prejudice and violence. Artist’s profits from exhibition sales will be
donated to organizations supporting AAPI communities.
Mizin Shin’s work addresses interdependency throughout societal systems. It looks at
the interconnectedness experienced as both an individual and also as one of many
elements in constructed systems. Shin visualizes connections to depict these systems as networks interdependent on a large and continually increasing number of other social entities. By highlighting the density of intrinsic connections within and between multiple networks, the work presents all items of our systems as significant—from the individual elements to the larger constructs. Spoken and Seen #UseYourVoice features Shin’s new screenprint series, World Networking Model, highlighting transportation connections as global interdependent systems, along with her current campaign, Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate, in response to rising rates of racially motivated prejudice and violence. The message is being translated into a variety of languages to engage diverse linguistic communities. Her prints have been traded in exchange for donations to organizations supporting AAPI communities.
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.