Shin Sunghy graduated from Hong-Ik University in Seoul in 1971. He had many one-person exhibitions in Korea, the United States and France during the years 1976-2005. He had a one-person exhibition at the Seoul Gallery, Seoul in 1976 and at the Municipale d'Elancourt in France in 1983. In 1988, 1994 and 2005 he also had one-person exhibitions at the Gallery Hyundai, Seoul. His paintings are in the National Musuem of Contemporary Art, Seoul, the Sunje Museum, Kyungju and private collections.