Ema Shin is a Narrm/Melbourne based artist who was born and grew up in Niigata, Japan. She studied printmaking at Tama Art University, Tokyo and completed a Master of Fine Art Degree at Aichi University of the Arts, Aichi. She has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan, Korea, Australia, and other countries.
Shin’s experiences have included a residency at the Australian Tapestry Workshop and many exhibitions include McClelland National Small Sculpture Awards, Victorian Craft Awards, Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries (first prize 2017), the Tamworth Textile Triennial that toured to eleven locations. Shin’s recent solo exhibition Hearts of Absent Women is a celebration of the lives and energy of anonymous women through personal experiences with her own culture and Australian society. Her inter-disciplinary practice, application of historical techniques and use of tactile materials result in contemporary artworks that express femininity and sexuality.