CHOI+SHINE ARCHITECTS is an internationally awarded art and design studio established by Jin Choi and Thomas Shine. Their works have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and published in major press, including the BBC, CNN, Le Figaro, Corriere della Sera and The Guardian. Choi+Shine’s works range in scale from small lighting fixtures, currently sold at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, to large infrastructure projects presented for the 2014 European City of Culture festival in Marseille and at the 2016 Milan Design Week. Their public art installation have been exhibited worldwide, including in Amsterdam, Singapore, Manama, Dubai and in the US, at the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey, at Canal Convergence in Arizona and at Glow in Washington, D.C. They were invited to create an artwork representing the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and in 2019, their works were exhibited for the city of Liverpool and for the Phoebus Foundation’s international exhibition, “PiKANT!” in Belgium. 

Jin Choi holds a MFA in Architectural Art, and an M.Arch from Yale University. Her work has been published and exhibited at world class venues including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Deutsches Museum in Munich and the Dongdaemun Culture and History Park in Seoul. In 2013 she was selected by The Korean Institute of Architects as a “Global Young Architect”. She is the co-inventor of several patented works with Thomas Shine. 

Thomas Shine received his B.Arch and M.Arch from Yale University and taught structures at Yale School of Architecture. Before studying architecture, he worked in biotechnology in London, and later ran a firm developing medical equipments. Many of his medical devices are internationally patented. He is the co-inventor of several patented works with Jin Choi.

최앤샤인 아키텍츠는 최혜진과 Thomas Shine 사람이 창립한 전세계 수상 경력을 가진 디자인 스튜이오이다. 그들의 작품은 BBC TV News, CNN Live News, Le Figaro, Guardian 등의 세계 주요 신문과 미디어를 통해 널리알려져 으며 대표작인 인간의 형상을 거인 송전탑 “The Land of Giants” 아이슬랜드와 캐나다에서 현재 건설을 추진하고 있다. 그들의 작품은 현재 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum New York에서 판매되고 있는 작은 조명기구로 부터 거대한 공공 산업기반 구조물에 이르기까지 규모가 다양하다. 그들은 2014 프랑스 마르세이유에서 열린 European City of Culture festival 2016 Milan Design Week 초대 전시한바 있으며 2016-2017년의 암스테르담 Light Festival 2017 싱가폴 Light Festival 위한 International Competition 에서 작품이 채택된것을 계기로 공공 설치 미술을 시작하였다. 최근 2018 1월에는 그들의 작품인 “Flying Mosque” Dubai 이슬람 예술문화축제에 선택되어 설치되었으며, 같은해 4 호주의 골드코스트에서 열린 Commonwealth Games에서는 게임의 정신을 기념하는 상징적 공공 미술작품을 설치하였다.

최혜진은 서울 연세대학교에서 학부과정과 중앙대 건축미술학 석사과정을 마치고 예일대학교 건축학과 석사학위를 취득하였다. 그의 작품은 서울의 동대문 역사문화 공원, 독일 뮌헨의 Deutsches Museum, 런던의 Victoria & Albert Museum 등에 전시된바 있다.  2013 그는 한국 건축가협회로부터 Global Young Architect 선정되었으며 토마스 샤인과 공동 개발한 디자인과 제품등으로 다수의 국제 특허권을 취득한바있다.

토마스 샤인은 건축을 시작하기전 런던에서 10여년간 생명과학 연구원으로 활동하였으며, 자신의 회사를 운영하면서 엔지니어로서 개발한 첨단 기술의 의료기기들은 국제 발명 특허권 취득 주요 학술지에 발표된바 있다.  그는 예일대학교에서 건축학 학사와 석사를 취득하고 모교의 건축학부와 대학원에서 건축구조를 가르쳤다.  최혜진과 공동 개발한 디자인과 제품등으로 다수의 국제 특허권을 취득한바있다.



Open Book, European Union, (traveling) & virtually in the The European Union                  

                Global Gateway Metaverse

                University of Bucharest, Romania

The Trees, Luton Culture, Luton, UK

The Korean Institute of Culture & Architecture

                Invited International  Exhibition, DDP, Seoul, Korea


Non-/HumanAssemblages, Busan Biennale,  Busan, South Korea

The Korean Institute of Culture & Architecture

                Invited International Exhibition, Seoul, Korea


The Korean Institute of Culture & Architecture

                Invited International Exhibition, Seoul, Korea


GLOW, Georgetown BID, Washington, D.C., USA

piKANT!, Phoebus Foundation, Aalst, Belgium

River Festival, Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool, UK 


The Korean Institute of Culture & Architecture

                Invited International Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

Arizona! Canal Convergence, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, USA

Lace, Not Lace, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, USA

Commonwealth Games 2018, Festival 2018

                Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

A Retrospective on Ten Years of Practice in Eastern Contexts

                Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, USA


The Korean Institute of Culture & Architecture

                Invited International Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

The 20th Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah, U.A.E

The Bahrain Light Festival, Manama, Bahrain

Summer Group Show: Sprout, Gallery Bom, Boston, USA 

ENERGIE.WENDEN, The Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany

iLight Marina Bay Light Festival, Singapore


The Korean Institute of Culture & Architecture

                Invited International Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

Milan Design Week, 

                Poetry, Invited International Exhibition, Logotel, Milan, Italy

The Amsterdam Light Festival, Netherlands


Re:Born, Soda Museum, Seoul, Korea

Future of Infrastructure, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London, UK


Metamorphosis, European Capitol of Culture, Marseille, France


Woman in Architecture, Yale University School of Architecture, 

                New Haven, USA


The Pylon for the Future, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Global Young Architects, Seoul Architecture Festival, Seoul, Korea


The Giants, Permanent Collection, 

                Musée des sciences et de la technologie du Canada, Ottawa

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