Shanabrook has exhibited throughout the world in numerous solo and group exhibitions, included MоMA & Drawing Center in New York, City Museum of Ljubljana/Slovenia, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art / Bremen, Kulturforum/Berlin, Moscow Biennale. His works is part of public and private collections in USA, Europe, Russia and Australia, including Damien Hirst’s “murderme” collection and David Walsh’s controversial MONA Museum in Tasmania.
Portraying the moments of tortured souls and lost characteristics – the Poor Traits show is about losing it. Gerben Mulder (Amsterdam, 1972) and Stephen j Shanabrook’s (Cleveland, 1965) works are reflections of a time of decay and existential doubt, dark moments of self-destruction. Theirs is a shattering world that is devolving in front of viewer’s eyes.
(Both artists have been friends for over 20 years and work in adjacent studios in Brooklyn NY)