ARTIST STATEMENT:


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 exploration to emerge. 

 

RESUME:


Born in Magnolia, AR

Lives and works in New York City and Dallas, TX 

 

EDUCATION 

1982 BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, MO

1981 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1978 Memphis College of Art, TN 

 

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014

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

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

 

2013

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)

 

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2010

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

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

 

2009

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

 

2008

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

 

2006

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

 

2004

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

 

1994

Yakofritz, Nacogdoches, TX (solo exhibition)

 

1993

Brinson Gallery, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, AR (solo exhibition)

 

1982

Student Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO (solo exhibition)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

Real Estate, ventanna244 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

 

2013

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

Opticks, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada

 

2012

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

 

2011

Linear Thinking, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

2010

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

 

2009

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

 

2008

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

 

2007

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

 

2005

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

 

2003

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

 

2002

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

 

1991

Once in a Blue Moon, Group Exhibit, Kansas City, KS, MO

 

1990

Five Studio Artists, Midtown Arts Center, Tyler, TX

 

1989

Bit of the Beast, Group Exhibit, Kansas City, KS, MO

 

1984

Longview Museum of Art Invitational, Longview, TX

 

1983

Shreveport Art Guild Summer Exhibition, Meadows Museum, Shreveport, LA

26th Annual Delta Art Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

 

1981

Works in Wood, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS 

KCRCHE Juried Exhibit, UMKC Gallery of Art, KC, MO

 

1980

Southern Artist Exhibition, Best of Show, Purchase Award, Fine Arts Center, Hot Springs, AR 

 

1979

12th Annual Print, Drawing Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR 

22nd Annual Delta Art Exhibit, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

 

 

RESIDENCIES 

2012

Art Omi, Ghent, NY

 

2010

Takt Residency, Berlin, Germany

Virginia Center for Creative Arts

 

2009

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 

 

2008

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 

 

2005

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

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

 

 

PRESS

2014

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

 

2013

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.

 

2012

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", Design-Milk.com, March, 8. 

 

2011

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

 

2010

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," regularmain.com, 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.

 

2009

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

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

 

2008

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

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 

Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy

Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX