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Receiving B. F. A. from Hongik University, Seoul, Korea, Sang Ho Shin has been the faculty member of Hongik University since 1980.  He was once the dean of college of fine arts and graduate school of industrial arts, Hongik University.

His early works originating from traditional celadon, porcelain and bunchung have developed into modern ceramics of a total new approach.  After a year as an exchange professor at Central Connecticut States University, Shin¡¯s works have gone through another transition to a rather different sculptural form. 

The very first Abstract Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition at Press Center Seoul Gallery in 1987 was his break from traditional expression with clay.  As a member of committee of The East and West Modern Ceramic Exhibition and International Workshop for ¡¯88 Seoul Olympic Games, he showed the ideal way the modern ceramics of Korea should take.

Shin¡¯s abstract bunchungs expressed in animal or human figures as ceramic sculptures presented in 1991 exhibition at Art Gallery of Chosun Newspaper were expected to establish a firm foundation of modern ceramic art and personally, to bring his traditional works to a final stage.

Shin¡¯s abstract bunchungs expressed in animal or human figures as ceramic sculptures presented in 1991 exhibition at Art Gallery of Chosun Newspaper were expected to establish a firm foundation of modern ceramic art and personally, to bring his traditional works to a final stage.

The Head series of Dong-a Gallery Exhibition in 1994 was consistently showing his transformation to ceramic sculpture and some are displayed at the entrance, front lobby, and pool garden of Hyatte Hotel in Seoul, Korea.

<Africa, Art of a Continent> exhibition held in London which drew much international attention when he was a visiting professor of Royal Academy of Art(1995-1997) inspired him to work on his Dream series.

He was deeply impressed by the primitive energy of African Arts and its artistic nature that strengthened with time

Shin¡¯s <Millennium Tie> attached on the exterior wall of Central City, Seoul along with several Dream series collected and displayed in Marriot Hotel since 2001 paved a way to the beginning of Fired painting.

His identity as an artist was once again set strong not only nationally but also globally through his solo exhibitions titled <DREAM OF AFRICA> at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul and LongHouse Reserve, New York, USA in 2004.

Amazing variety of 2005 <DREAM OF AFRICA> series and fired painting at Gallery IHN presumptively suggested the artist¡¯s next stepUnique mixture of artist¡¯s creative passion and science technology made Fired Painting possible and it is characterized by its various colors.Differentiating experiments of its texture also add more depth to the artworks In 2008, Shin's new and upgraded fired painting was attached on the exterior of Kumho asiana (main tower), in Gwanghwamun and displayed at main building of Samsung company in Seocho (Samsung town). Also in 2009 his new and upgrades fired painting was displayed at Starcity the classic 500 building of Kunkook University.

From 2006 to 2008 he was the chief director of Clayarch Gimhae museum. He directed <International Architectural Ceramic>, <Dreaming Toilet>, <Spirit of Africa>, <Architecture & Ceramic-OLD> exhibition as a chief director. He also directed <The World Contemporary Ceramics> exhibition as a chief curator and a member of advisory committee for the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation. 
He was a member of jury for The 2nd World Ceramic Biennale International Competition, Korea (2003) and International Ceramics Festival, MINO, Japan (2005). Many of Shin¡¯s special lectures and research papers were presented through Oslo International Ceramics Symposium(2003), International Ceramic Workshops, WOCEF (2003), and Taiwan Ceramics Biennale Symposium and Workshop(2004).He also holds a <International Architecture Ceramic conference> in 2006 and continuously he is studying on Architecture-Ceramic development.