Ema Shin

Hearts of Absent Women
Image courtesy of the artist.
Copyright © 2005-2022 Ema Shin, All rights reserved.

I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which I live and work. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Current Exhibitions & Events

Hearts of Absent Women
Shin’s soft and fleshy textile sculptures memorialise unnamed women in patriarchal traditions and folk-art histories. Their untold stories are celebrated in this feminine expression of cultural rebellion.
Shin's solo show in Eora/Sydney includes soft embroidered sculptures, handwoven tapestries and giclee prints.
24 November 2022 - 21 January 202
Australian Design Centre
101-115 William St, Darlinghurst 2010 NSW Australia

Makers in Residence, Craft Contemporary 2022
Shin will share her weaving process over a three-day period. The theme of the work Shin will be working on during her residency is the multi coloured rocks that often appear in Korean folk paintings with peony flowers. These folk paintings featuring unusual, coloured rocks remind the artist of her family in Japan and extended family in Korea, their determination and the hardships of their migration story.
12, 13 & 14 October 2022
This event is online, shared on Craft Victoria Instagram Stories

Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine
Shin's featured article by Michelle Robertson with contributed by Harrison Cook on Hi-Fructose Magazine Volume 64.

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
Shin's artwork and an interview are featured on Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Issue 38 Snapshot Q&A.

Vogue Australia
Shin was introduced as a one of Australian creative selected by Baz Luhrmann on Vogue Australia magazine June issue.

An interview - The Art Show, ABC Radio National
Shin's interview with Rosa Ellen, the producer of The Art Show is shared on ABC website.

Shin's interview on Frankie Magazine
An interview about her recent heart sculptures Hearts of Absent Women and her family story was introduced in Frankie magazine issue 107.

Article on Colossal
Shin's artwork is introduced in Colossal, an international platform for contemporary art and visual expression.

Archival Giclee Prints are available for sale
Archival giclee prints of hand embroidery work Hearts of Absent Women by Ema Shin. Each work is signed, an edition of 50. Shop via PayPal. For local (Australia) purchases please contact directly via this website.

Even more beautiful IRL
Even more beautiful IRL is a group exhibition which seeks to savour moments of human intimacy and physical tenderness amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic. Curated by Amelia Dowling.
Artists Aaron Billings, Amelia Dowling, Ema Shin, Josephine Mead, Karima Baadilla, Luciano, Mig Dann, Madeline Bishop and Celine Dore have utilised multiple mediums, including photography, textiles, painting, poetry, and storytelling to reflect on the deep and enduring impacts of Melbourne’s lockdowns.
19 April 2022 - 29 May 2022
Incinerator Gallery
180 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie, 3040

Hearts of Absent Women
Shin's first solo show in Melbourne(AU) includes handwoven tapestries, printmaking, installations, soft embroidered sculptures and giclee prints. The works in this exhibition have been made over the course of eleven years, which is how long Shin has lived in Australia.
6 February 2022 - 27 March 2022
Counihan Gallery
233 Sydney Road (Brunswick Town Hall), Brunswick, VIC

Exhibition catalogue - Hearts of Absent Women
Shin's current exhibition catalogue has been produced with essay by Sophia Cai and designed by Ramona Lindsay.

Shin's Studio Video which was created for Create Day 2020 part of London Craft Week in 2020 has been uploaded in Vimeo.