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Sara Zin was born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in New York. She earned a BFA from University of Washington, Seattle, after exploring various disciplines, from printmaking and sculpture to illustration, painting, and design.
Her self-portraiture focuses on personal identity – something she struggled to come to terms with after graduating. To this day, her work is a process of documenting her private thoughts and ideas. Zin aims to inspire her viewer to become more introspective as well.
Questions such as ‘Who am I?’ and ‘What’s in a look?’ have resulted in a patchwork style of colors and shapes. Her process is a meditative exercise in breaking apart features and then reassembling them into new structures and forms, infused with feelings, thoughts and impressions.
Zin currently lives in New York City, where she works as a portrait artist and graphic designer.