Shaun Ellison

Shaun Ellison (1984)

Lives in New York, USA. Works in New York, USA.

My work is largely inspired by the textures of the urban landscape, particularly graffiti. Texture in the city breathes and enigmatically shapes the environment where it appears. In my work on canvas, the textures become the subject matter as they form the life of the painting. I am also inspired by African stone carvings and the raw free expression of tribal arts which speak the language of spirit and ritual.

Amsterdam - Nederland
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Shaun Ellison Born 1984, Durban, South Africa Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York Education and Residencies 2013 Painting and Drawing Summer Program, NY Academy of Art, New York City 2008 – 2012 Continuing Education, School of Visual Arts, New York City 2002 – 2007 BA, Business and Philosophy, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana Solo Exhibitions 2015 Islanders, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City 2014 Out of Africa, Carnegie Hall Ubuntu: Arts of South Africa, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City 2014 Yankee Zulu, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City Selected Group Exhibitions 2018 Art Rotterdam, KERSGALLERY, Rotterdam 2018 The Art of Living (curated by Rhys Lee), Arts Project Australia, Melbourne, Australia 2018 Eyes in the Heat, George Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2018 Sieben, Ober Gallery, Kent, Connecticut 2018 WunderKammer, KH7 Artspace, Aarhus, Denmark 2017 Wet Ya Whistle, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen, Denmark 2017 The Island Show, Galleri Kant, Fanø, Denmark 2017 AWKWARD (with John Bradford, Katherine Bradford, Siro Cigusi, William Hawkins, Paul Housley, Cristina Lama and Tim Stoner), Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City 2017 Outlook (with Spencer Shakespeare), Kers Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2017 Got Dressed in the Dark, Divisible Gallery, Dayton, Ohio 2017 Domestic Tranquility, Zero Zero, Los Angeles, California 2016 Holly Coulis, Shaun Ellison, Caroline Larsen, Karen Lederer, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, New York 2016 Hawaii Swim 5.0, New image Art, West Hollywood, California 2015 Summer Group Show, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City 2015 AWKWARD, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2014 Summer on Chelsea-Élysées, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City 2013 Heart of Art, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City 2013 Street Canvases, Gallery 69, New York City