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Shawn Watrous

Born 1977, San Francisco, CA

Education
2013 MFA    Kent State University, Kent, OH
2002 BFA    San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1995-98      Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2019   Palms, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2016   Childhood Feedback, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2015   California Dreaming, Cloud Gallery, Seattle, WA

          POP UP, Building a Better Block, New Kensington, PA
2014   The Golden State, Penn State New Kensington Gallery, Penn State University, New Kensington, PA

2013   Agglomerate/Adapt, Black Balloon Editions, Cleveland, OH

          Undersound, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Kent State University Sculpture Gallery, Kent, OH
2008   Myth and Revelation, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2003   Distance/Memory, Epoch Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001   Uncovering the Mountain, Xerox Research Center, Palo Alto, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017   The Interaction of Color, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

          The Contemporaries, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

               Turning Red, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

          Juried Visual Arts Exhibition, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 

          Compulsion, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

2016   Monumental, Unsmoke Systems, Braddock, PA
2015   Emergent 2015, Heights Arts, Cleveland, OH

          The Writing On The Wall, The Painting Center, New York, NY
          Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2015, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
          Juried Visual Arts Exhibition, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
          Associated Artist of Butler County Invitational Art Exhibit 2015, Cranberry Township, PA

          Unspoken, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

          Unspoken, Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery, Penn State University, New Kensington PA
2014   Medial Temporal Castaway, Cuyahoga Community College/West Campus, Parma, OH   

          Working Artists, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

          What Happens is Another, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

          Biennial Faculty Show, Kent State University School of Art Gallery, Kent, OH

2013   1st Annual ASM & Kent State University Art Show, ASM International World HQ, Materials Park, OH

          Student Annual Juried Exhibition, Kent State University School of Art Gallery, Kent, OH

          4U: Printmaking Students and Faculty Work, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

          MFA Show, Kent State University School of Art Gallery, Kent, OH
2012   KSU School of Art Graduate Exhibition, Margaret Clark Foundation, Hudson, OH

          Celebrate the Season, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

          Blossom, KSU School of Art Gallery, Kent, OH

2011   11th Anniversary Show, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

          Release, The Gallery 4, Pittsburgh, PA

2010   10th Anniversary Show, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2009   The Scenics, Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

          Small is the New Big, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

          Recto Verso, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

2008   Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA

          The Brij: The Origin of Language, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

          Annual Art Auction, Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

          Pittsburgh 250, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

          Figure Pittsburgh, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

          The Brij: The Expanse we Pass Over, Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA

          Spring Solon, Modern Formations, Pittsburgh, PA

2006   Gestures, Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2005   Something Else, Who New, Pittsburgh, PA

          Instructor Show, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

2004   Upaya Center for Wellbeing, Oakland, CA

2003   Holiday, Staccato Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

          33 Give or Take, The Citadel, San Jose, CA

          Flavor, Liminal, Oakland, CA

          East Bay Open Studios Exhibition, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

          45th Street Artist Cooperative Open Studio, Emeryville, CA

2002   The Gallery, San Jose, CA

          Santa Clara County Open Studios, Accent Arts, Palo Alto, CA

2001   Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

 

Viewing Program
The Painting Center, Artist Registry, New York, NY

Pittsburgh Artist Registry, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Collections
Cleveland Clinic Collection
Sweetwater Center for the Arts
Private Collections, Pittsburgh. PA

 

Bibliography & Films
2015    Pamela Murphy, “Penn State Instructor Follows Family Tradition”, Valley News Dispatch, Tribune Review, January 2015

2014   “Fault in our Stars”, directed by Josh Boone, paintings & prints uncredited
2014   “Those Who Kill”, (TV Series), paintings uncredited

2012   “Perks of Being a Wallflower”, directed by Stephen Chobosky, paintings uncredited

2009   “Coatlicue 2”, ed Jerome Crooks, Encyclopedia Destructica

2008   “In The Making: 250 Artists, 250 Years”, ed Jill Larson, Fe Gallery
 

Teaching Experience
2014-16  Adjunct Instructor, Penn State University, New Kensington, PA
2013-14  Adjunct Instructor, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2011-13  Teaching Assistant, Drawing I (Instructor of Record), Kent State University, Kent, OH                      
2005-06  Painting Instructor, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA  


Residencies

2013-2014   Black Balloon Editions, Cleveland, OH

 

Related Work Experience
2016-19  Associate Preparator, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2014       Installation Technician, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH

2013-14  Installation Technician, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

2013-14  Studio Assistant, Scott Olsen Studio, Kent, OH

2011       Scenic Painter, “Perks of Being a Wallflower”, Pittsburgh, PA

2010       Scenic Painter, “Abduction”, Pittsburgh, PA

2010       Scenic Painter, “I Am Number 4”, Pittsburgh, PA

2010       Scenic Foreman, “Riddle”, Pittsburgh, PA

2009       Scenic Painter, “Love and Other Drugs”, Pittsburgh, PA

2009       Scenic Painter, “Warrior”, Pittsburgh, PA

2009       Scenic Painter, “Three Rivers”, Pittsburgh, PA

2008       Scenic Painter, “Sorority Row”, Pittsburgh, PA