Hur Shan majored in Sculpture at Seoul National University and earned his MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art in the United Kingdom. After winning his first major art award from the University of Brighton in 2007, he rapidly garnered attention in the European art scene when he received the 1st prize at The Open West in 2011 and the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award in 2013. Between 2011 and 2015, Hur exhibited his work both in solo and group exhibitions in the United Kingdom and Germany. Since his return to Korea, he has held several solo exhibitions while, at the same time, participating in various group exhibitions. Many of his works are in the British government’s art collections, as well as in the private collections of British, Dutch and Korean collectors.