Artist's 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 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.”

People often ask why landscapes. I have had to ask myself that question on a deeper level because it is a subject matter I cannot leave, nor grow tired of. I am a Third Culture Kid; I grew up overseas, moving many times as a missionary kid, and had the added layer of living in the midst of a civil war in Beirut, Lebanon in the early 70’s. I witnessed violence and lived in fear. The one thing that appeared to remain peaceful was the landscape and specifically, the horizon. No matter what was happening around me, I could stare out at the landscape,

to the horizon, and see beauty and peacefulness.
Landscapes are still an escape for me.

Photograph by Jessica Ebelhar

​​​ SlMarshall


   



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CURRICULUM VITAE


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


GALLERY REPRESENTATION


  • New Editions Gallery - Lexington, KYwww.neweditionsgallery.com
  • Sozo Gallery - Charlotte, NC - www.sozogallery.net
  • Gallery 104 - New York, NY - www.gallery104.com 
  • Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile - Louisville, KY - www.craftslouisville.com


CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 


  • 6/15/18-7/28/18 - Landscape - A Duo Exhibition - Yeiser Art Center,  Paducah, KY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


  • 3/2/18-3/31/18 - “SURFACE” - Solo Show, Crafts[s] Gallery & Mercantile, Louisville, KY
  • 2/23/17 - 4/8/17 -  “Inward Landscapes” - PYRO Gallery, Louisville, KY 
  • 01/09 - 02/09  - "Shawn Marshall - New Works" - PYRO Gallery, Louisville, KY
  • March 2006 - “Tribal Countenance” - McGrath Gallery, Bellarmine University, Louisville KY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS & COMPETITIONS 


  • 12/1/17 - 03/17/18 - Downtown Pilates Studio, Louisville, KY
  • 11/12/17-1/16/18 - Mazin Juried Art Exhibition - J. Patio Gallery, Louisville, KY
  • 11/3/17-11/25/17 - 2017 Open Studio Weekend Juried Exhibit - Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville, KY
  • 9/5/17 - 9/30/17 - "Selfies & Self-Portraits: 21st C Artists See Themselves", 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
  • 7/21/17 - 9/2/17 - “Mix It Up” - New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY
  • ​7/7/17 - 8/12/17 - “Reunion II” - Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 
  • 6/16/2017 - Featured Artist, Modern Thinker Social Series, Kentucky to the World, Louisville, KY 
  • March - May 2017 - “Gridworks Revisited - 12”x12s” Works - New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY 
  • 12/1/16 - 12/31/16  - “Art Pyro Showcase” - PYRO Gallery, Louisville, KY
  • 6/2/16 - 6/25/16 - 27th Annual International Juried Show -Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY
  • 01/08/16 - 02/13/16 - "Movement + Context” - 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” 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” Juried Exhibition - Danville Community Arts Center, Danville, KY 
  • 10/2014 - Portland Art & Heritage Festival Juried Show, Louisville, KY,
  • 2014 - “Displacement II”- New Harmony Gallery of Art, New Harmony, IN
  • 2014 - “ENID, Generations of Women Sculptors" - Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University - Lexington, KY 
  • 2014 - “Displacement I”, Huff Gallery - Spalding University, Louisville, KY
  • 2013 - "ENID - 2013” - Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville, KY
  • 2011 - "ENID" - Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, IN
  • 2007 - "ENID" -  J. Gallery, Louisville, KY
  • 2004 - "ENID" - Huff Gallery, Spalding University, Louisville, KY 


AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, & PUBLICATIONS


  • 11/12/17-1/16/18 - First Place - MAZIN Juried Art Exhibition - J Patio Gallery, 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
  • 2014 - 2017 - Featured in Artebella - Louisville Visual Art’s online Publication
  • 1994-1996 - Helen Fagan Tyler Scholarship - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - Full Tuition

 

COLLECTIONS​


  • Brown-Foreman Corporation, Louisville, KY
  • PNC Bank Tower, Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY
  • Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co, Louisville, KY
  • Downtown Pilates Studio, Louisville, KY
  • Numerous Private Collections