Shawn L. Marshall

SURFACE: Beyond the Horizon

March 2nd through March 30th, 2018

Opening Reception; Friday, March 2nd from 6-10pm

Shawn Marshall Artist Statement


For me, painting is a meditative practice: an outlet to release intuitive energy and let go of preconceived notions of self-imposed rules or judgements of how I and my work interpret and portray the world. Though my architectural training often manifests itself in my work, it doesn’t constrain the freedom of expression. Using palette knives and sharp edged tools I create a three-dimensional surface on the canvas; always striving to create a balance between the refined layers of impasto and the underlying landscape beyond. This “practice” is restorative as I create what I refer to as “inward landscapes.”

Shawn Marshall CV:


EDUCATION
2009 - Master of Art in Teaching, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
1996 - Master of Architecture, Minor in Fine Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1992 - Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

AFFILIATIONS
2003 - Current - Member of ENID, Generations of Women Sculptors, Louisville, KY
2014 - Current - Member of Louisville Visual Arts, Louisville, KY
2015 - Current - Member of PYRO Gallery & Co-Operative, Acting Director, Louisville, KY

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Pyro Gallery - Louisville, KY, www.pyrogallery.com
New Editions Gallery - Lexington, KY, www.neweditionsgallery.com
Yust Gallery - Cincinnati, OH, www.yustgallery.com

CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
11/12/17-1/18/18 - 2017 MAZIN Juried Art Exhibition - J. Patio Gallery, Louisville, KY
12/1/17-1/31/17 - Group Exhibition- Downtown Pilates Studio & Gallery, Louisville, KY
3/2/2018-3/30/2018 - SURFACE - Solo Exhibition, Crafts[s] Gallery & Mercantile, Louisville, KY
6/23/18-7/28/18 - LANDSCAPE - 2-Person Exhibition - Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
March 2019 - Solo Exhibition - Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY

EXHIBITIONS & COMPETITIONS
11/3/17-11/25/17 - 2017 OSW Juried Exhibit - Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville, KY 9/7/17-9/30/17 - “Selfies & Self-Portraits; 21C Artists See..” - Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY
9/15/17-10/14/17 - “The Modern Landscape” - New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY
8/20/17-9/16/17 - “LandEscape” - McGrath Gallery, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
7/7/17 - 8/12/17 - “Reunion II” - WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
7/21/17 - 9/2/17 - “Mix It Up” - New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY
6/23/17 - 10/1/17 - “Landscapes” - Solo Show, Downtown Pilates Studio & Gallery, Louisville, KY 6/16/2017 - Featured Artist, Modern Thinker Social Series, Kentucky to the World, Louisville, KY
March-May 2017 - “Gridworks Revisited” - 12”x12”Works - New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY
March-April 2017 - “Inward Landscapes” - Solo Show, PYRO Gallery, Louisville, KY
December 2016 - “Art Pyro Showcase” - Group Show - Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY
June 2016 - 27th Annual International Juried Show, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY
01/08/16 - 02/13/16 - "Movement + Context”, 3-person show, PYRO Gallery, Louisville, KY
11/19/15 - 12/26/15 - Inside/Outside Invitational Exhibition, PYRO Gallery, Louisville, KY
06/01/15 - 6/30/15 - “ART IN AMERICA” Juried Exhibition,The Art House, Chicago, IL
10/31/14 - 1/3/15 - “ABSTRACT IN KENTUCKY”, Kaviar Forge & Gallery, Louisville, KY
10/1/14 - 11/15/14 - HORIZON: Contemporary Landscape”, Juried Exhibition, Danville, KY
10/2014 - Portland Art & Heritage Festival, Juried Exhibition, Louisville, KY
2014 - “Displacement II”, New Harmony Gallery of Art, New Harmony, IN
2014 - Morlan Gallery - “ENID” Group Exhibition - Transylvania University - Lexington, KY
2014 - “Displacement I”, Huff Gallery - Spalding University, Louisville, KY
2013 - "ENID - 2013” Group Exhibition, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville, KY
2011 - “ENID” Group Exhibition - Carnegie Center for Art & history, New Albany, IN
2009 - “Shawn Marshall with guests ENID” - Solo Exhibition PYRO Gallery, Louisville, KY
2007 - “ENID” Group Exhibition - Patio Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Louisville, KY
2006 - “Tribal Countenance” - Solo Exhibition McGrath Gallery, Louisville KY
2004 - “ENID” Group Exhibition - Huff Gallery, Spalding University, Louisville, KY

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, & PUBLICATIONS
11/12/17 - First Place - MAZIN Juried Art Exhibition, J Gallery, JCC, Louisville, KY
08/2017 - Louisville Magazine, Featured Artist Profile
05/2016 - Professional Artist Magazine - https://professionalartistmag.com/shawn-marshall/
03/2016 - Nominee for the 2016 Awards in the Arts through the Louisville Fund for the Arts
2013 - 2017 - Featured in Artebella - Louisville Visual Art’s online Publication
1994-1996 - Helen Fagan Tyler Scholarship - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - Full Tuition

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
PNC Bank, Pittsburgh, PA
Commonwealth Bank, Louisville, KY
University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY
Numerous Private Collections

Image Gallery:

  • Alluring Field - 24x36

  • The Passage - 30x48

  • Glow - 24x24