Shawn Vales Studio

Shawn Vales Studio

Fine Art Studio

Shawn Vales creates paintings that combine method and spontaneity to create what he calls sci-fi abstraction. His works are playfully intriguing in their exploration of space, energy and perception.

EMERGENCE

Figures merging into dynamic forms in paradoxical space.

INVOLUTION

Form, shape, color and texture as a vibrant realm.

Shawn Vales

Born 1983, New York, NY

 

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

2019 The Shape of Color, Liberty Arts, Yreka, CA

2019 The White Cube Challenge, The Space by the Bay, San Francisco, CA

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

Publications

2018 20 Art Competition, Artist Portfolio Magazine, https://artistportfoliomagazine.blog/2018/05/09/shawn-vales-featured-artist/ 

Professional Teaching Experience

2019 Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Art Instructor

2014     The Vision Academy,San Francisco, CA

Chess Director

2013     The Vision Academy, San Francisco, CA

Art Instructor

 

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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