Hyeyoung Shin

Assistant Professor, Studio Art

Office: Fine Arts Building, 115
Ph: 816-235-2994
Email: shinhyey@umkc.edu
Artists Website


Hye Young Shin joined the Department of Art & Art History in 2013. She is an art educator and artist whose expertise is in printmaking, drawing, and paper sculpture, which she uses to create a space for shared experiences with viewers. Her artwork has been inviting to present through numerous exhibitions in regional, national, and international venues including Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, H&R Block Artspace, the Studios Inc., PLUG Project, Epsten Gallery, Kansas City Collection program in the Kansas City area and national/international venues including Weatherspoon Art Museum UNC Greensboro, NC; Loveland Fine Art Gallery, CO; Douro Museum, Alijo, Portugal; Il Bisonte Foundation for Printmaking, Florence, Italy; Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University-Chico; Jincheon Museum of Printmaking, Jincheon; Seoul Art Gallery, South Korea; Galerie 21, Köln, Germany; Manifesto Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; New York City Korean Cultural Center, NY; San Francisco State University, CA; Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH, and more. She has invited to outstanding national and international artist in residency programs including the Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, awarded three-year residency at the Studio Inc., Kansas City, MO; the Proyecto `Ace Artist in Residency program, Bueno Aires, Argentina.


  • M.F.A. from University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
  • B.F.A. in Printmaking from Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
  • B.F.A. in Painting from Kyung-Sung University, Pusan, Korea

Courses Taught

  • Print Media I & II
  • Figure Drawing I & II
  • Art Books
  • 2D & 3D Design


  • Juried Group Exhibition ‘Women to Watch: Paper Routes,’ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, sponsored by the National Museum of Women in the Arts Greater Kansas City Chapter
  • Invitational Group Exhibition ‘Now/Here,’ Kansas City Art Institute H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO  
  • Juried Group Exhibition ‘Art on Paper,’ Weatherspoon Art Museum UNC Greensboro, NC
  • Solo Exhibition ‘Anecdotal or Lyrical Fear,’ Invitational Print-based Installation, The PLUG Project, Kansas City, MO
  • Printmaking International Biennale, ‘3rd GLOBAL PRINT 2017,’ Douro Museum, Bienal Do Douro | Global Print, Alijo, Portugal
  • Solo Exhibition, unapologetic,’ Drawing-based Installation, Studio Inc. Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Juried Exhibition, ‘Currency,’ 11th Turner National Print Competition, Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico, CA
  • Invitational Group Exhibition ‘Contemporary American Prints,’, Il Bison Gallery, Florence, Italy
  • Residency, 2016-2018 Awarded Three-year Residency at the Studio Inc., Kansas City, MO
  • Residency, 2017 Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
  • Residency, 2016 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
  • Residency, 2016 Kala Art Institute, Awarded Parent Artist Fellowship, Berkeley, CA
  • Residency, 2015 Proyecto `Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina