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Artful Evening: Mythology and History

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

During this ARTful Evening talk, learn more from the artist whose captivating works are featured in the Joy Light Gallery exhibition Kyungmi Shin: A Story to Finding Us. Los Angeles-based artist Kyungmi Shin (b. 1963, Busan, South Korea) works in the fields of painting, sculpture, and photography. Using her own family archive and painting historical and cultural narratives in juxtaposition, she places marginalized bodies at the center of her work, creating artworks that shift the gaze from dominant narratives to immigrant, creolized, and complex stories.

Shin received her MFA from UC Berkeley in 1995. Her works have been exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Sonje Art Museum, the Japanese American National Art Museum, and the Torrance Art Museum. She has received numerous grants, including the California Community Foundation Grant, the Durfee Grant, the Pasadena City Individual Artist Fellowship, and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Artist in Residence Grant. Her artwork is included in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, LACMA, and BAMPFA.