Drawing, Installation, Wall work
Born and raised in Aichi, Japan, Australian artist Youngsoon Jin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture, at the Aichi University of the Arts in 2007 and moved to Australia the same year. Youngsoon uses drawing and installation to reveal fleeting moments of beauty in ordinary objects.
Her recent work comments on consumption and food production. In 2016 she was a finalist in the Fleurieu Food + Wine Art Prize and in 2015 won the Emma Hack Art Prize for the work 'Omelette', featuring the two halves of a spent eggshell nested together. Her work 'Enoki' (a sensitively executed close up drawing of an enoki mushroom) won the prize for works on paper in the 2013 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, and in 2011 she was a finalist for The 7th Prospect Portrait Prize.
She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Connect (2014), The ERA We Live in (2013-2014) and Reason for being (2012) at Prospect Gallery South Australia.
2016, Works, Foyer Café, The Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide (9 February - 14 March)
2016, Pandemonium, 2016 SALA Festival, Prospect Gallery
2016, Fleurieu Food + Wine Art Prize, McLaren Vale, SA
2015, The Emma Hack Prize, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide
2014, The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide
2013, The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum and National Archives of Australia, Adelaide and Canberra
2012, 7th Prospect Portrait Prize, Prospect Gallery, Prospect SA
2001 - 2007 Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture), Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music / Aichi University of the Arts, Aichi, Japan
Omelette, Pencil on paper, Private collection (The Emma Hack Art Prize), Australia.
Enoki, Pencil on paper, Private collection, Australia.
Egg shell, Pencil on paper, Private collection, Australia.
Plane tree, Charcoal on paper, Private collection, Australia.
In Honour of Marry Harris, Charcoal on paper, Private collection, Australia.
Standing woman, Plaster cast, Private collection, Gifu, Japan.
Roman sculpture drawing, Charcoal on paper, Kawaijuku Art Institute, Nagoya, Japan.
2016, Finalist, Fleurieu Food + Wine Art Prize
2015, Winner, The Emma Hack Prize, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide
2014, Finalist (Works on paper), The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
2013, Winner (Works on paper), The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
2011, Finalist, 7th Prospect Portrait Prize
2017 The Adelaide Review, Meet Your Maker by Peta Mount, Youngsoon Jin, Issue 445, p. 44.
2015, Art Edit, Artist Profile by Camilla Wagstaff, You are what you eat, Issue 7, pp. 18-19.