Shin-Young began studying art in her home country of South Korea, obtaining a B.F.A. from Hyosung Women's University in Daegu. she has additionally studied at the Art Students League of NY, U.S.A and "Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc" in Barcelona, Spain after she received her M.F.A in painting from The Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art by 2001
An's work had solo exhibitions at the Monmouth Museum in 2009 and at The M. Christina Geis Gallery in Georgian Court University in 2010, and more than 80 group exhibitions throughout the USA, Spain and Japan since immigrating to the USA in 1995.
She has been awarded a 2011 New Jersey State Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship, a Xavier Gonzalez & Ethel Edwards Grant/2003 from the Artists League of NY and approximately more than 30 awards from national and international competitions."