Archive 2014
 Jeena Shin

The Curator for the 2014 award was Emma Bugden.  Emma is a curator currently based in Whanganui.  Emma has previously worked as Programmes Manager / Senior Curator at The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt; Director of ARTSPACE, Auckland; Curatorial Director of Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Manukau City; and Curator at City Gallery Wellington. She has undertaken residencies at PROGRAM, Berlin and NIFCA, Helsinki, and was part of the 2010 International curators program at Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Glasgow. She has written for a range of art publications.

The recipient of the 2014 award was Jeena Shin.

When presenting Jeena Shin to the Trust, Emma Bugden said,

Jeena Shin is a painter of exquisite subtlety, despite the dramatic scale she often works at. Her paintings appear from a distance as monochromatic flat surfaces, but closer inspection reveals a myriad of just-different tones that undulate and shift before your eyes.

Jeena’s works respond directly to architecture, especially her large-scale wall paintings that are literally “paintings to walk by”. Activating the space they inhabit, these paintings make you acutely aware of your own body as you move through or past them.

If Jeena’s work makes you think of origami, it is not surprising. To create her paintings, no matter how large and complex, the artist starts by simply folding a piece of paper to create a series of layered shapes. When opened back up again, this paper becomes the blueprint for the painting. The delicacy and precision of the paper folds are reflected by the painted tessellations that evoke contoured forms.

Emma Bugden
Senior Curator, The Dowse Art Museum


Two Rooms, 5 - 23 December 2014
Download the accompanying text by Janine Raderson: 
Jeena Shin Motus Series - Janine Randerson (PDF)

Jeena Shin – Curriculum vitae

Born 1973, Seoul, Korea 
Represented by 
Two Rooms, Auckland

1999-2000, Masters of Fine Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
1993-1997, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Art, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Selected Solo Exhibitions

Reflection Reflected, Two Rooms, Auckland

Big wall Project, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

Fractus, Two Rooms, Auckland

ARTSPACE Stairwell Project (1973-) 2009-2011, ARTSPACE, Auckland
Te Tuhi Wall Project, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland

Shadow Line, Roger Williams Contemporary, Auckland 

Lux, Show Gallery, Wellington 

Plane, Ramp Gallery, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton 

Two fold, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland

The fold, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland 

Jeena Shin, In Situ, Pilot Project Room, Auckland Institute of Technology, Auckland 
Sunyata, Fiat Lux, Auckland

Selected Group Exhibitions 
Painting Two: The thick of it: Kevin Appel, Basil Beattie, Alexis Harding, Noel Ivanoff, Jeena Shin, Rohan Weallean

Procedure, Simon Ingram, Richard Killeen, Sean Kerr, Jeena Shin, John F. Simon Jr., Martin Thompson, Curated by Simon Bowerbank Rm, Auckland

Translated, Korea Foundation Cultural Centre Art Gallery, Seoul Changdong Art Studio Gallery, International Residence Exchange Program, National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul 

Small Paintings, Two Rooms, Auckland

The Wall Works, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington
Works on Paper: Kevin Appel (LA), Joachim Bandau (GER), Frank Gerritz (GER), Jane Harris (UK), Noel Ivanoff (NZ), Simon Morris(NZ), Jeena Shin(NZ), Two Rooms, Auckland
Abstract Realities, Curated by Kyle Jenkins, USQ Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia

Yo Modernism II, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium. 
Cross Talk, Two Rooms, Auckland
Back to Front, 64zero3, Christchurch
Group Exhibition, ie. Contemporary Art Projects, Toowoomba, Queensland

Telecom Prospect 2007: New Art New Zealand Art, City Gallery, Wellington

16@64zero3, 64zero3, Christchurch
SNO23, Gerold Miller, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Anselm Reyle, John Nixon, Jeena Shin, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney 
SNO22, Julie Spielman, Masato Takasaka, Andrew Leslie, Justin Andrews, Jeena Shin, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney 
Respirator, Craig Easton, Simon McIntyre, David Thomas, Jeena Shin, Conical Gallery, Melbourne
Stephen Bram, Anton Parsons, Richard Reddaway, Jeena Shin, Roger Williams Contemporary, Auckland
Fiona Amundsen, Christopher Braddock, Jeena Shin, Roger Williams Contemporary, Auckland

SNO12, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney 
Group Show, West Space, Melbourne
59 Meters Squared, Canary Gallery, Auckland
Transmission: Craig Easton, Simon Morris, Jeena Shin, 64zero3, Christchurch

New New Zealand Art, Canary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand and Mop Project, Sydney (curated by Ben Curnow)
No Matter I, Ben Buchanan, Craig Easton, Howard Matil, Jeena Shin, Rm.103, Auckland
No Matter II, Ben Buchanan, Craig Easton, Howard Matil, Jeena Shin, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland

Janine Randerson and Jeena Shin, Snowhite Gallery, Unitec, Auckland
Changing time in painting, 6 Artist from New Zealand, Abstraction and time,
Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney (Curated by David Thomas)

Jeena Shin & Janine Randerson, Room 401, Auckland?Raumanx, ASA Gallery, Auckland
Lush, Platform Gallery, Melbourne

The Collected Works, Going Public at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery 1970-2000, 
Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Rosy Parlane & Jeena Shin, Room 212, Auckland 

Multiples, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland

Group Show, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland 

Group Show, Fiat Lux, Auckland

Selected Bibliography 

Bowerbank, Simon, Procedure: Simon Ingram, Richard Killeen, Sean Kerr, Jeena Shin, John F. Simon Jr., Martin Thompson, Rm, 2012

Scott, Hanna, Art Asia Pacific, Issue 75 September/October 2011

Scott, Hanna, Listener, May 14, 2011, Issue 3705 2011

Randerson, Janine, Volume2, Artspace 2011

Translated, The National Art Studio, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea 2011

Benson, Nigel, “Lights in white Patter,” Otago Daily Times, Saturday, May 7, 2011, p3.

Paul Wood, Andrew, “Shin and Katchadourian in Dunedin, eyecontact site, July 2011

Hurrell, John, “Jeena Shin’s Stairwell Wall, eyecontact site, February 2010

Rouse, Jenny, “Spatial Planes, Wall Works Marks a Decade of Adam Art 
Gallery.” Art New Zealand, No.132, Summer 2009-2010, pp28-31

Corner, Katy, Art News, Summer 2009, p39

Hurrell, John, “On Adam’s walls”, eyeCONTACT online blog, September 23, 2009

Hurrell, John, “Shin exhibition”, eyeCONTACT, online blog, October 21, 2009

Gillam, Jenny and Hansen, Eugene ed. Show, 2009

Scott, Hanna, “Crystal Method”, Urbis Issue 41, P.57-58, 2007

Galbraith, Heather, Telecom Prospect 2007: New Art New Zealand Art, City Gallery, Wellington, 2007

Rice, Rebecca, Exhibition Review Wellington, Art New Zealand No. 123, Winter 2007, pp48-49

Johnstone, Christopher, “Paper View”, Urbis Issue 31, P.100, 2006

Moore, Marcus, “SHOW Solo,” Art New Zealand, No.116, 2005, pp60-63

Allan, Adrien, “Respirator, Weep Holes”, Conical Gallery, Melbourne, 2006

Carley, Rachel, Shadow Line, Roger Williams Contemporary, Auckland, 2006 

Curnow, Ben, New New Zealand Art, Mop Project, Sydney, 2004

Pavement Magazine, Issue 64, Winter 2004 

Carley, Rachel, Plane, Ramp Gallery, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, 2003

Thomas, David, Changing times in painting, Painting as models of time and the real, 6 Artists from New Zealand: Abstraction and Time, Conny Dieschold Gallery, Sydney, 2003

Riley, Bill, Lush, Platform Gallery, Melbourne, 2002 

Rosy Parlane and Jeena Shin, Rm212, Auckland, 2001

Conland, Natasha, Two fold, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, 2000 

Shin, Jeena, In situ, Pilot Project Room, AIT, Auckland, 1998 ?
Circular #5, Australia+ New Zealand Edition, 1997 

Paton, Justin, How to look at a painting, TV Series Documentary, 2011

Artspace Residency Korea 2011, Changdong Art Studio in Korea, National Studio of Arts, National museum of Contemporary Arts Korea