35th & Harrison examines the ways in which temporary housing is transformed from an impersonal to personal space. Personal possessions, traditions, and acts of care make these spaces our own. The objects one selects to present and live alongside in their space provide a tangible reflection of the resident’s character, or, by extension, a reflection of the relationship between people.
This body of work juxtaposes the objects my partner and I brought to our apartment with the fixed architectural features and surrounding environment. The works explore how we have created a home that reflects us within the constraints of an architecture that remains unchanged with each new tenant.
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.
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
INTERNSHIPS & ASSISTANTSHIPS
Anna Fidler Professional Artist Internship, Corvallis, OR
35th & Harrison, Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR
Reflections, The Governor’s Cup, Salem, OR
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
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
Festival of Scholars Artist Talk, Ronna Hoffman Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Curatorial Assistant, Lakewood Art Center, Lake Oswego, OR
NW5 Painting Colloquium, Co-Curator, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
La Terre Group Exhibition, Co-Curator, Arnold Gallery, Portland, OR