Portfolio site of Bay Area sculptor and installation artist Shannon G. Wright.

Shannon Galadriel Wright Curriculum Vitae

Shannon Galadriel Wright
Born 1969, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Blog: http://shannongwright.blogspot.com/
Web portfolio: http://www.shannonwright.org

Education

1992-94           
Master of Fine Arts Degree in Time Arts, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

1986-90           
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Honors/Awards

2017
California State University Research Grant.  This grant is funding four sculptures with the theme, "Moonshot", which will be exhibited at Untitled Miami Fair in December, 2017.
2016
Silicon Valley Laureate Award 2016, Visual Arts
2015
California State University Research Grant. This grant funded a piece called Holding Pattern, completed in Jan, 2017.
2011                
California State University Research Grant. This grant funded the exhibition called Mechanical Reproduction.
2006                
California State University Research Grant. This grant funded the creation of a large outdoor sculpture called “Feral Fence”.
1999                
Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Art    
1996                
Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Art    
1994                
MFA Traveling Fellowship, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
1992                
Two-year full Merit Scholarship, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
1988                
Alice Cabell Horsley Parker Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Residencies

2016
Schnitzschule Geisler-Moroder
As part of my sabbatical project, I attended three weeks of classical woodcarving courses in Austria.
2010               
Pro Artibus Artist Residency, Ekenas, Finland, January through March, 2010
2009                
Fiskars Artist Residency, Fiskars, Finland, October 1 through December 31. 
2003                
Works Gallery Artist Residency, San José, California.

Exhibitions

Represented by ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
Previously represented
 by  ADA Gallery and its sister gallery, Mulherin + Pollard Projects NY, New York

International Art Fairs

2017 (Upcoming, Dec 6-10)                
Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach, Florida. Represented by ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
2015
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, Texas. Represented by ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA.
2014                
Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach, Florida. Represented by ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
2008               
Scope Miami, Roberto Clemente Park, Miami, Florida. Represented by ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
2007               
Scope New York, Lincoln Center, NY, New York. Represented by ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
2006                
Scope Miami, Roberto Clemente Park, Miami, Florida. Represented by ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
Scope London, Truman Brewery, 91-95 Brick Lane, London, UK. Represented by ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.

Solo Exhibitions

October 3- November 1, 2014             
Shannon Wright: Heroic Measures. ADA Gallery, 228 W. Broad St, Richmond, VA, 23220
April 2014                
Shannon Wright: Heroic Measures. Mulherin + Pollard, 187 Chrystie St., New York, NY
2012               
Shannon Wright: Mechanical Reproduction. Mulherin + Pollard, 187 Chrystie St., New York, NY
2007               
J.J. Garfinkel; Eung Ho Park; Shannon Wright . ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. 
2004               
Mechanical Disadvantage: Installations by Shannon Wright. Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada
Air Drill, video installation. San José Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California.
Once Removed: Sculpture and Animations by Shannon Wright. Virginia Commonwealth University, Fine Arts Building Gallery.   
Shannon Wright: Sculpture and Projections, Garden Fresh Gallery, Chicago, Illinois,
2003                
Residency Exhibition, Works Gallery, San José, California.
2000                
Toy (Collapsing Elephant).  Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois.

Group and Juried Exhibitions

2018 (Upcoming, Jan 8-April 7, 2018
Beyond Borders: Stories of Im(migration) Santa Clara University, Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building Gallery, Curated by Gutfreund Cornett Art.
2015
Generator. Works on Paper by: Tim Sullivan, Irena Jurek, Arthur Pena, Jakob Boeskov, Tim Wilson, Shannon Wright, Alex Kvares, Barbara Weissberger, Derek Larson, Tom Condon, Bruce Wilhelm. ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
2013               
Bay Area Currents: Navigating the New. Selections by Michael Schwager. Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA  
2012               
Spatial Art and Digital Media Art Faculty Show, The Natalie and James ThompsonGallery, San Jose State University
2011               
Mars Seeks Answers, Mulherin & Pollard Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
2010     
Swan Boat made with Laura Baruel, featured in The Wedding of Opposites, a performance by Culturamobila, Fiskars, Finland
2009               
Remote/ Control, Works Gallery, San Jose.  Part of the SubZero art and technology festival. June through August, 2009.
2007               
Nature and Transcendence, Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, Vermont. Curated by William Ramage.                       
2006               
Frankenstein Theory and Robotics: A Survey of Robotics, Kinetic and New Media Art.  Rx Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Spatial Arts Faculty Exhibition, Thompson Gallery, School of Art and Design, San Jose State University.
Claim the World of Art as Our Domain, Selections by Michael Wilson, Artforum.  Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California.
2005               
New Visions: Introductions 2005, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California. Juried by Catherine Clark and Jack Hanley.
2003               
The Stray Show, Chicago, IL.  My work was shown by Garden Fresh Gallery, Chicago.
Fall Exhibition, Selected Works by Faculty and Students of SJSU School of Art and Design.  Heritage Bank, San Jose, California.
2001               
Sculpture In Chicago Now, Part 2, William Koehnline Gallery, Desplaines, Illinois
Sculpture In Chicago Now, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois.
2000               
Faculty Show, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois.
1999               
Shared Roots, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
1995               
Simple Machines, Complex Bodies, Work by Timothy Brower and Shannon Wright. Curated by Christopher Csikszentmihalyi.
Ephemeris Time, Gallery 2, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
1994               
MFA Exhibition, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
1993               
Opening Pandora’s Box, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Recent Online Reviews           
2014    
Miami Art Week 2014: UNTITLED Art Fair Recap, by Nastia Voynovskaya in Hi Fructose  
Searching for the Iconic Amid Post-Industrial Waste, review of Shannon Wright: Heroic Measures by Allison Meier in Hyperallergic.
2013   
A Subjective Snapshot of Bay Area Art, review of Bay Area Currents 2013, by Michael Bigman in East Bay Express.

Public Lectures

2012                
Lecture in the Art Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
2010               
Cabin Fever: My Winter in Finland, a discussion of my sabbatical in the Thompson Gallery lecture series, SJSU.
2010               
Shannon Wright, Sculpture and Installations, lecture at Kuvataideakatemia/ Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.
2009               
Fiskars Artist in Residency Artist’s Lecture Series. Fiskars AIR program, Fiskars Village, Finland.
2007               
Theory and Practice Lecture Series, The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, School of Art and Design, SJSU
2006               
Dorkbot Lecture Series, San Francisco. Gave a lecture entitled “Animating Principle” to accompany the show at Rx gallery.
2004               
Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada. Gave a lecture to accompany my show entitled “Mechanical Disadvantage.”
2004               
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.  Gave a lecture to accompany my show entitled “Once Removed”.
2003               
Monterey Peninsula College Art Department, Monterey, California.  
Tuesday Night Lecture Series, The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, School of Art and Design, San Jose State University.  
1998               
Mid-America College Art Association Conference. Presented on a panel entitled "Figurative Sculpture: Ideas Beyond the Image."

Curatorial Experience

2001               
Curated a show entitled Paradise at Columbia College's Glass Curtain Gallery. 

Teaching and Related Experience  

Link to images of my SJSU students' work: http://wrightstudentswork.blogspot.com
2017
Coordinator of the Art Graduate Program at SJSU
Fall 2016:
Sabbatical. I traveled to the Austrian Alps and spent 21 days learning classical woodcarving techniques, which I will incorporate in my work and in my Woodworking class at SJSU.
2008-2016    
Coordinator of the Spatial Art Program
2002-Present    
Coordinator of Three-Dimensional Foundations.           
2009-2010          
Year-long Sabbatical including five-month stay in Finland.
2008-Present    
Associate Professor, Spatial Art, San José State University. I received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2008.
2002-2008              
Assistant Professor, Spatial Art, San José State University.      
2002-Present     
Courses Taught:

I teach the following courses on a consistent rotation:

                         Art 03, Medium and Message

                         Art 173, The Shape of Space: Installation Art

                         Art 168, Topics in Woodworking: Furniture Construction

                         Art 168, Topics in Woodworking: Carving and Sculpture

                         Art 13, Three-Dimensional Design Concepts

Less Frequently Taught:

                          281, Graduate Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar

                         Art 172, Systems and Structures: Intermediate Sculpture

                         Art 204, Graduate Spatial/ Pictorial Art Seminar.

                         Art 198, BFA Seminar.

                         Art 68, Beginning Sculpture

                         Art 135, Moldmaking For Artists

1996-2002          
3-D Area Shop Manager, Columbia College, Chicago, Art Department.         
1996-2002      
Instructor, Columbia College Chicago.  Courses: Woodworking For Sculpture, Beginning Furniture Construction, 3D Design
1995-96          
Exhibition Carpenter, Chicago Historical Society, Design Department.
1995                
Independent Contractor, Chicago Children’s Museum, Exhibits Department.
1994 - 1995        
Assistant to Custom Furniture Maker, Bob Robinson Furniture, Chicago.
1994                
Teaching Assistant, Sculpture, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. (Two semesters.) Course: Beginning Woodworking.
1993                
Teaching Assistant, First Year Program, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. (Two semesters.) Course: 4-D
1989-1992      
Custom Picture Framer, Richmond Frame, Richmond, Virginia.

University Professional Development Grants

2016
Dean’s Small Grant, College of Humanities and the Arts, San Jose State University.
2014                
Dean’s Small Grant, College of Humanities and the Arts, San Jose State University.
2006
Dean’s Small Grant, College of Humanities and the Arts, San Jose State University. 
2005              
San Jose State University Professional Development Lottery Grant. 
2004              
San Jose State University Professional Development Lottery Grant.

Committee Service

2016
College of Humanities and the Arts Curriculum Committee

2015
Department of Art and Art History Spatial Art and Entrepreneurship search committee

2014                  
Department of Art and Art History Data Visualization and Entrepreneurship search committee
College of Humanities and the Arts Faculty Development and Research Committee 
Department of Art and Art History Scholarship Committee

2010-present   
Department of Art and Art History Program Coordinators Committee
Department of Art and Art History Curriculum Committee
Department of Art and Art History Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee
Department of Art and Art History Graduate Committee

2010-11            
College of Humanities and the Arts Faculty Development and Research Committee
University Faculty Development and Research Committee

2008/9             
School of Art and Design Executive Committee
Interior Design Search Committee
School Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee

 2007/8             
College of Humanities and the Arts Curriculum Committee
University Extended Studies Committee
Architectural History/ Digital Media Art Faculty dual search Committee
Central Shops Technician Committee

 2006/7           
School of Art and Design Curriculum Committee
Art and Design School Council

2006                
Glass Faculty Search Committee
School of Art and Design Curriculum Committee
College of Humanities and the Arts Faculty Development and Research Committee 

02-present    
School of Art and Design Graduate Committee 

2005             
Contemporary Art Historian, Design Historian Search Committee

2004             
Digital Photography Faculty Search Committee
2004-5           
College of Humanities and the Arts Curriculum Committee

2003-4         
School of Art and Design Curriculum Committee

2002-5         
Art and Design School Council

2002-3        
Ad-Hoc Foundations Committee