Through a variety of processes and materials, I seek to expand upon a vocabulary based on geometrical abstraction. Physical and illusionistic elements intuitively merge to create a dichotomy of questions about reality. Exploring physical boundaries and logic, similar to that used in architecture and engineering, provide a tipping point for my process. 



Born in Magnolia, AR

Lives and works in New York City and Dallas, TX 



Kansas City Art Institute, MO,  BFA

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Memphis College of Art, TN 





Cathedrals in the Sky, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX (solo exhibition)

Language of Man: Pard Morrison & Jay Shinn, Galerie knoerle & baettig, Winterthur, Switzerland



Neonish 24.7, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)

Art In Buildings/Time Equities, 55 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

Highlight, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo exhibition)

Menageries, South Fork, Memphis, TN (solo exhibition)



Jay Shinn: Illuminations, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Gallery of Contemporary Art Colorado Springs, CO (solo exhibition)

Double Surge, Soho billboard project, New York City



Axel Anklam and Jay Shinn: Luxplus, Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin, Germany

Centerfolds, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo exhibition)

Jens Hanke and Jay Shinn: A Twisted Mind Was Left Alone, Stunden 48 Neukölln, Berlin, Germany



Jay Shinn & Eileen Cubbage: Riff, Alice Gryphius Kunstraum, Berlin, Germany

Refuge, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX (solo exhibition)



Spatial Shifts: Rupert Deese and Jay Shinn, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX



With the Grain, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo exhibition)



Columns, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo exhibition) 



Erased Drawings, Torrefazione, Dallas, TX (solo exhibition)






Hypothèses, La Couleuvre, Curated by Phillipe Richard, Paris, France

Circus, Galerie Jordan/Seydoux, Berlin

Public Installation, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX

Iterations, Lisa Beck, Michael Scott, and Jay Shinn, Theodore Art, Brooklyn, NY

artgenéve art fair, Louise Alexander Gallery, Genéva, Switzerland

Art15, Louise Alexander Gallery, London



Real Estate, ventanna244 Gallery, Curated by Peter Soriano and Philippe Richard, Brooklyn, NY

Drawing, Barry Whistler, Dallas, TX

Art Paris Art Fair, Louise Alexander Gallery, Paris, France

Art 14 Art Fair, Louise Alexander Gallery, London, England

Unpainted New Media Art Fair, Louise Alexander Gallery, Munich, Germany

Texas Contemporary, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX

Elemental, Jay Shinn, Ilya Volum and Pascal Haudressy, Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy



Run With Us, Galeria Miejska Museum of Art, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Opticks, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada



Post-Op, Mixed Greens Gallery New York, NY 

Houston Fine Art Fair, "Double Bend", public space projection with paint.

Dallas Art Fair, "Quintet", public space projected painting installation

Milemarker 30th Anniversary, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX

Silent Transmissions, featuring John Pomara, Frances Bagley, Vincent Falsetta, James Marshall, and Jay Shinn, Stephen F. Austin University, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX



Linear Thinking, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX



Small Works: Art+Object -small sculpture invitational, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

Landmarks, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO

Marty Walker Gallery @ Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX

Manneken Press @ Next 2010 Art Fair, Chicago, IL



Two x Two for aids and art, The Rachosfky House, Dallas, TX

Frontroom=Backroom, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

Group Exhibition, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

Architectonic, CADD ARTLAB, Dallas, TX

Salmagundi: Works on Paper, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington DC



New Directions '08, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Sculpture Center, SVA, New York, NY

Manneken Press @Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL

Group Hug, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX



Marty Walker Gallery @ Aqua Art Miami, Wynwood, Miami, FL

Two x Two for Aids and Art, The Rachosfky House, Dallas, TX 

Art in the Metroplex, Templeton Art Center, TCU, Fort Worth, TX

New Direction '07, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

Continuum, Art in Motion, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Elemental, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX



A Friend in Deed, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

Studio Selection, Dallas Museum of Art, Beaux Arts Ball, Dallas, TX

Art in the Metroplex, Templeton Art Center, TCU, Fort Worth, TX



Studio Selection, Dallas Museum of Art, Beaux Arts Ball, Dallas, TX

New Texas Talent 2003, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

500X Juried Exhibition, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX



No History to Speak of but Great Shopping and Terrific Food: New Art from Dallas, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX





Art Omi, Ghent, NY



Takt Residency, Berlin, Germany

Virginia Center for Creative Arts



School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 



School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 



Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT





Houston Hobby Airport, Houston, TX

Tom Ford, New York, NY 

Langham Hotel, Chicago, IL

DFW Airport, Corporate Aviation Terminal, TX

W Hotel, Dallas, TX

Neiman Marcus, Austin, TX; Los Angeles, CA

One Arts Plaza, Dallas, TX

Microsoft Corporation, WA

Fidelity Investments, TX

The State Department, Washington, DC

Hilton Hotels, TX

Armstrong Teasdale, LLP, St. Louis, MO

2100 Ross, Dallas, TX





Lenzi, Nicole, "Jay Shinn: Drawing and Geometrical Abstraction," Expanded. Contemporary Drawing Practices, July 1, 2015.

Green, Lauren A., "Light Show: Artist Jay Shinn Taps the Inner Recesses of His Mind to Conjure Up His Decidedly Modern and Abstract Works of Light," luxe interiors + design, DFW, Sumer 2015.



Tommaney, Jim T., “Jay Shinn’s Cathedrals in the Sky Where Octagonal Is the Way to Go.” Houston Press, Houston, TX, May 1, 2014.



Hegert, Natalie, “A Surfeit of Space: the Francis J. Greenburger Collection,” ArtSlant, Los Angeles, August 13, 2013.

Jamie Derringer, “Capturing Light: A Chat with Artist Jay Shinn,” Design Milk/MSN, Dallas, May 23, 2013.

Andy Amato, PhD, “Review: Jay Shinn,” Arts + Culture Texas, March 7, 2013.

The Jealous Curator, “I’m Jealous of Jay Shinn,” February 22, 2013.

Mattingly, June, “Texas Contemporary Artists: Second Edition,” January 7, 2013.



Van Pelt, Rhonda, “Everything is Illuminated, Jay Shinn employs light to create a warm ‘visual confusion’”, Colorado Springs Independent, October 3-9. 

Murdock, Christian Colorado Springs Gazette, "Projection Project", September 29.

Lee, David, “Artist in residence at Art Omni,” Register-Star, Hudson, NY, June 26, 2012.

Williamson, Caroline, "Jay Shinn",, March, 8. 



Simek, Peter, "A Geometric Trio: Shape-shifters at Marty Walker, Holly Johnson and Conduit," D Magazine: FrontRow, Dallas, April 15.

Wilson, Christen, "Dallas Art Fair. The Art Wave," PinkMemo, Dallas, April 12.

Anspon, Catherine D., "Art Notes: Dallas Art News for April," PaperCity, Dallas, March 30.

Carter, Steve, "Centerfold Attraction", Modern Luxury, Dallas, February



Britt, Douglas, “Shinn's Refuge seems simple at first glance, ” Houston Chronicle, August 11.

Klaasmeyer, Kelly, “Capsule Art Reviews: Jay Shinn: Refuge,” Houston Press, August 11

Mattingly, June, "Jay Shinn,", August 9.

Anspon, Catherine D., “Space, Light, Architecture,” Papercity Houston, July. 

Anspon, Catherine D., “Dallas Art Fair 2010: The Official Wrap-Up / Behind the Canvases, Inside the Booths, ” Papercity Dallas, March 31.

Anspon, Catherine D., “Dallas Art Fair, Volume 2,” Papercity Dallas, February 5.



Simblist, Noah, “Spatial Shifts,” Artlies, Fall.

2x2 for aids and art, catalogue, amfar/Dallas Museum of Art/The Rachofsky House



Studio Visit Magazine, Fall 2008 juried by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus, The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University.

New American Paintings 78, October/November 2008, juried by Andrea Karnes, Curator, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Martin, Lisa, “The Radar Design”, Modern Luxury Dallas, March.

Robinson, Gaile, “Jay Shinn: With the Grain”, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Friday, January 4.

Durham, Anne, “Grain Elevator, See the Works of Shinn”, Dallas Observer, January 3.

DeLollis, Barbara, “For Hotels, Pampering is a Fine Art”, USA Today, January 11, 2008

2007 O’Brien, Titus. “Five artists, and Mother Nature, pull together nicely”, Fort Worth Star

Telegram, Sunday January 14.

2006 Daniel, Mike, “Jody Lee and Jay Shinn at Marty Walker Gallery”, Dallas Morning News, Friday June 23




Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy

Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX