Shawn Shepherd

Victoria, British Columbia

Bio

Shawn Shepherd has been working as a multidisciplinary artist in Victoria, BC, for thirty years. His colourful paintings, sculptures and prints have been informed by art history, human identity, and the remnants of commercial culture. Shepherd’s latest work is informed by the juncture of art and the economy. Moreover, Shawn’s whimsical artworks possess the ability to fill any wall with joy.



Curriculum Vitae

2019 MFA Visual Arts, University of Victoria
2017 Certificate, Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Victoria

2022 HOUSE OF CREDIT CARDS, This Gallery, Vancouver

2020 COST OF LIVING, Rockslide Gallery, Victoria

2019 HIGH-RISE: THE VALUE OF VISUAL ART AS A COMMODITY, (MFA Thesis Exhibition) University of Victoria

2018 CIRCUS CURRENCY, Audain Gallery, University of Victoria

2018 CRYPTOSMEAR, Ministry Of Casual Living, Victoria

2015 BEACH PARTY, Ministry Of Casual Living, Victoria

2014 CROSSOVER SUITE, Ministry Of Casual Living, Victoria

2013 BALLS IN NOWHERE BAY, Ministry Of Casual Living, Victoria

2009 BIG GARDEN CITY, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay

2008 MESSENGER OF DEATH, Ministry Of Casual Living, Victoria

2007 MINI-PALIMPSEST, Ministry Of Casual Living, Victoria

2006 COMMUNICATION TRANSLATION, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo

2004 PARTS, Ministry Of Casual Living, Victoria

2002 THE SPECIAL EXHIBITION, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Massey Room), Victoria

1999 FAST PASTE, Community Arts Council, Victoria

1997 RIPE, Community Arts Council, Victoria

2022 SMALL WORKS, Ministry Of Casual Living, Victoria

2022 PREVIEW, This Gallery, Vancouver

2019 ISLANDS ON AN ISLAND, Gallery 115, University of Ottawa, ON

2018 BRAINSTORM, Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria

2017 SLACKER, Audain Gallery, University of Victoria

2016 HUGH HANSON DAVIDSON: A LIFE IN THE ARTS, Kamloops Art Gallery

2016 EDITIONS, Open Studio, Toronto

2016 KINGSTON PRIZE, Galerie d’art Desjardins, Drummondville, QC

2015 KINGSTON PRIZE, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB -Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, ON

2014 100 PRINTS, Open Studio, Toronto

2014 20th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River

2012 WELCOME BACK YE ANNUNAKI, Open Space, Victoria

2010 TELLING STORIES, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River

2008 RESIDENCY EXHIBITION, Open Space, Victoria

2005 SHAPESHIFTER HOTSPOT. NOW., Open Space, Victoria

2005 CYCLOPS DREAMS, Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver

2004 CAMO WORLD, roving project with Mary Patterson, Open Space, Victoria

2001 EYE CANDY, Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria, Victoria

2000 TO REMAIN AT A DISTANCE, Open Space, Victoria

1999 ARTWORK – BC FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, Victoria

1996 OPENING UP OPEN SPACE, Open Space, Victoria

University of Texas

Kamloops Art Gallery

Campbell River Art Gallery

Comox Valley Art Gallery

University of Victoria

TD Canada Trust

Oak Bay Marine Group

Oak Bay High School

De Hoog & Kierulf Architects

Donna MacMillan

D.H. Moore Architect Inc.

Deborah Page Projects.

2019 Audrey St.Denys & M.E. Johnson Award, University Of Victoria 2019 Graduate Award, University of Victoria

2019 Graduate Award, University of Victoria

2018 Graduate Scholarship Grant, BC Arts Council

2018 Graduate Award, University of Victoria

2017 Graduate Award, University of Victoria

2017 My Great Neighbourhood Grant, City of Victoria

2016 Create Community Colour Mural Program, United Way & City of Victoria

2012 Professional Contemporary Art Dealers Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2020 Nov/Dec, “Behind The Story”, Boulevard Magazine, Victoria, BC, Okanagan, BC.

2015 Aug 9, Local Artists Share National Stage (image), by Robert Amos, Times Colonist

2014 June 12, Artist Celebrates Anonymity Of Downtown Living, by Amy Smart, Times Colonist

2013 May/June, Yam’s Gallery Picks, John Threlfall, Yam Magazine

2012 May 27, Artist Takes Ideas To The Limit, by Robert Amos, Times Colonist, Victoria

2011 June 13, The ‘Pablo Puckasso’ of Victoria, by Tom Hawthorn, Globe & Mail

2010 January 4, Shopping Cart Art, by Rhonda May, City Food Magazine , Vancouver

2008 Issue #50, feature artist pages 17-21, subTerrain Magazine, Vancouver

2006 October 26, “Advertising Becomes Art”, Nanaimo News Bulletin, Nanaimo

2005 Winter #229 pg.6, by Christin Geall, Museums Roundup, BC Museums Association

2003 January 16, “Mary, Mary”, by Adrienne Mercer, Monday Magazine, Victoria

2000 July 23, “How much am I bid?, by Robert Amos, Times Colonist, Victoria

1999 January 10, ”Of life and still life”, by Robert Amos, Times Colonist, Victori

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