UPCOMING EXHIBITION

SUN-KISSED, Solo Exhibition

On Display October 1st – December 31st, 2019

Sunkissed reflects a year of grappling with art-making outside the community environment provided by school. In the beginning, I quickly found that working in isolation stripped the joy from creating. My work continued to dwell on my tried-and-true themes: home spaces, wood burning, and energy flows. 

The summer reignited my excitement. I participated in Signal Fire, a month-long artist retreat that brings a group of artists into public lands to camp, backpack, create artwork, and discuss socio-political issues around land. The material limitations inherent to the backcountry led me to explore new techniques in my practice. This, coupled with the creative energy brought by the group, reignited my excitement around art-making. 

I brought this curiosity back home with me, diving into cyanotypes (a photographic printing process I first explored while on the trip). As I go into my second fall without school, I’m excited to allow curiosity to continue directing my artistic practice.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Abi Joyce-Shaw painter, drawer and pyrography artist based in Portland, OR. She earned her BA in Studio Art at Lewis & Clark College located in Portland, OR. Her work has been shown at the Hoffman Gallery and most recently in Blackfish Gallery’s Recent Graduates Exhibition in July of 2018.

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EDUCATION

2018

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

INTERNSHIPS & ASSISTANTSHIPS

2017

Anna Fidler Professional Artist Internship, Corvallis, OR

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

35th & Harrison, Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR

2017

Reflections, The Governor’s Cup, Salem, OR

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Art From All Angles, McMenamins Mission Theater, Portland, OR

2018

Recent Graduates Exhibit, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

The Most Secret Part of Yourself, Ronna Hoffman Gallery of Art, Portland, OR

Miniature Art Show, Watzek Library, Portland, OR

2017

Cargo, mobile exhibition (various locations), Portland, OR

NW5 Painting Colloquium, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

La Terre, Arnold Gallery, Portland, OR

Point of Access, Gender Studies Symposium, Stamm Lecture Hall, Portland, OR

LECTURES

2018

Recent Graduates Artist Talk, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

2018

Festival of Scholars Artist Talk, Ronna Hoffman Gallery of Art, Portland, OR

CURATION PROJECTS

2018

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Curatorial Assistant, Lakewood Art Center, Lake Oswego, OR

2017

NW5 Painting Colloquium, Co-Curator, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

La Terre Group Exhibition, Co-Curator, Arnold Gallery, Portland, OR