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Hearts of Absent Women #7 by Ema Shin


Ema Shin
b.1977, Japan
Printmaking, Archival giclee printing (Framed)
42cm x 59.5cm

‘Hearts of Absent Women’ is dedicated to the lives of women who remain unrecognised. In this artwork I would like to celebrate women’s anonymous resilience and silent achievements. It is a homage to all peoples physical and emotional qualities through hearts that represent life and emotions.’

Ema Shin is a Narrm(Melbourne/Australia) based artist who was born and grew up in Niigata, Japan. She studied at Tama Art University, Tokyo and completed a Master of Fine Art Degree at Aichi Prefectural Art University, Nagoya. She has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan, Korea, Australia and other countries. From 2005 to 2007 Ema participated in Artist-in-residency programs and community projects in Japan, Mexico, Spain and Kenya. Ema first came to Australia in 2010 on an Overseas Research Grant from the Pola Art Foundation, Japan after which she based her art practice in Melbourne.

Since the birth of her first child in 2014 she has integrated her artwork with daily life, working in a home studio producing works that celebrate women’s lives and bodies. Her multi disciplinary practice, application of historical techniques and use of tactile materials result in contemporary artworks that express femininity and sexuality.

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