Artist Statement -

The fiber art pieces I create are not traditional images of landscape as seen from the external environment. They are atmospheric, abstract images mainly focused on expressing a sense of place, or a mood or feeling. My works also involve many dilemmas such as life and death, sorrow becoming pleasure, and adoration versus loathing. When creating, I often take a moment to juggle the values and anticipate the consequences. When I struggle with my life, I am drawn toward Nature, which does not deceive me. It is always genuine, sincere, and tranquil, yet solid; that inspires me with an unabashedly beautiful and poignant dialogue. Thus I combine abstractions, geometrical constructions and transformations in the composition and design of my artwork.

To begin, I weave a web and create a grid, and then push the limitations of that grid by adapting and resurfacing with fiber and non-fiber material. On this base, I create the image in contrasts: transparency and opacity, defined edges and amorphous shapes, hairy textures and smooth surfaces, matte and shiny, intense color and subtle hue, light and shadow.

In the recent works, I have tried to disclose the process of transformation from an original source of design to the significantly condensed final images. I love weaving, dyeing and manipulating fiber materials. By combining fiber with contrasting materials, I attempt to portray the beautiful harmony of fiber art.

&<8213;Hye Shin, 2010

Artist Exhibitions

Oct. 05-Nov. 05 Structure of Fiber: One Person Exhibition
Hand Made in Florida Gallery, Tampa, FL, USA
May. 04 - Jun. 04 Recent Works in Fiber: One Person Exhibition
ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Nov. 02 - Jan. 03 Light Passages: Two-Person Exhibition with Ceramist Georgina Holt
The Alice and William Jenkins Gallery, Winter Park, FL USA
Jun. 00 - Jul. 00 Recent Works: Two Person Exhibition for Artist-in-Residence Program
Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA, USA

Sep - Dec. 08 Artist's show case of Orlando
Orange County Administration Center, Orlando, FL, USA
Jun. 08 First Thursday art, Orlando, FL, USA
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Fl USA
May - Sep.08 2nd annual Art of Travel Exhibition: Reflections of China
Lighthouse gallery, Tequesta, FL, USA
May -Aug.08 Practical to Poetic - Fiber Invitational, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
The art center, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Nov.07 Créalde School of Art faculty show
Winter park, FL, USA
Sep.07 Re Member show, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Sep.06 Red Chair Affair's Exhibition
: Bob Carr Performing Art Center, Orlando, FL, USA
Nov - Dec. 05 Florida Craftsmen's 51st Anniversary Exhibition, FL, USA
: Broward Community College Fine arts Gallery, Davie, FL, USA
Mar. 03- Dec. 04 Florida Craftsmen's 50th Anniversary Exhibition, FL, USA
: Deland Museum of Art, Deland
: Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville
: Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs
: Oklaloosa-Walton Community College Art Galleries, Niceville
: South Florida Museum, Bradenton
: Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery, Ft. Myers
Apr - Jun. 03 American Craft Council-Spotlight 2003, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC, USA
Dec. 01- Jan. 02 Textiles, Lewallen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Sep - Oct. 01 Fiber International 2001
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Jul. 99 The Bloomington Fiber Group Invitational Show "Material Matters"
John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN, USA
May. - Jul. 99 Exhibition of Crafts National 33
Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA

Apr. - May. 98 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN, USA
Jul. - Aug. 97 Exhibition of Fiber Celebration'97
Sponsored by Northern Colorado Weaver's Guild
One West Art Center, Fort Collins, CO, USA...

Artist Publications

1. "Artist's Space", Orlando Arts Magazine, Orlando, FL, page46, Jul/Agu. 2009

2."Gallery," AMERICAN CRAFT, New York, NY, Page 79, Nov./Dec. 2005.

3. Fiberarts Magazine > Back Issues - 1/23/2004 3:58:56 PM GMT

4. The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Sunday, March 30, 2003

5. "Fiberarts Design Book 7", Lark Books, Page 144, 2004.

6. "Gallery," American Craft, New York, NY, Page 72, April/May 2003.

7. "Visual Arts," by Terry Hummel, Sunday Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL, November 3, 2002.

8. "Cover Story," by Frank Magiera, Sunday Telegram, Worcester, MA, June 11, 2000.

Artist Collections

Public: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Tucson, AZ
Yan cai Xuan Natural oriental painting institute, Seoul Korea
Private: Korea, Japan, United States...

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