Shawn Vales Studio

Shawn Vales Studio

Fine Art Studio

My artistic narrative is a dialogue between the balance of chaos and order. I create this symbolic dialogue by combining techniques and method with spontaneity and lack of control.

Elements, forms and space cohabit a paradox which creates imagery that looks familiar, yet remains indefinable and in so doing, challenges our perceptions of reality.

What is produced is something evocative, sensual and visceral. Art that feels bigger than the limits of comprehension.

 

 

 

 

Shawn Vales

Born 1983, New York, NY

Lives and works in Bay Area

 

Education

2013       MFA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2009      TEFL certificate, ITTP-Prague, Czech Republic

2009      BFA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA (with distinction)

2003      AFA, County College of Morris, NJ (cum laude)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014     Involution, Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2017      Open Studios, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, CA

2017      Instinct and Artifice, Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016      Six, Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2016      Fall Open Studios, Art Explosion, San Francisco, CA

2016      Three, Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2016      Hospitality House: 31 Art Auction,  C.A.P. Gallery, Curated by Art Auction Planning Committee, San Francisco, CA

2016      Art in the Neighborhood, Mission Bowling Club, Curated by Artspan, San Francisco, CA

2015      Into Space, Atelier Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013      Spring Show, Juried, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

2012      New Generations Student Showcase: Matter!, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2012      Spring Show, Juried, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

2012      Beast Mode, Tanil Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012      Group Show, Cafe Sappore, San Francisco, CA

2009      Senior Portfolio, Academy of Art , San Francisco, CA

2009      Enchanted Italy, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

 

Event Exhibitions

2017      Power To Grow Fundraiser, Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA

2016      Power To Grow Fundraiser, Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA

2016      Odd Job Cocktail Lounge, San Francisco, CA

2014      Vision Academy Fundraiser, Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014      Art and Beats, Terra Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008      Social Saturdays, Rias Cafe, Jersey City, NJ

 

Professional Teaching Experience

2014      The Vision Academy, Chess Director

              Chess instructor to After School Programs in public SF elementary schools and VA ASP/summer camp

              Developed course content and curriculum

2013      The Vision Academy, Art Instructor

              Created course content and curriculum

              Introduced k-8 youth to fundamentals of art design, color theory, abstract elements, art language and group critiques

 

Awards and Honors

2013      Academy of Art, Spring Show, Juried, 3rd place

2012      Academy of Art, Spring Show, Juried, Student Choice Award

 

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