Shawn Creeden is an artist, musician, DJ, and semi-professional horticulturist. His work examines the complex and often conflicting relationships between human beings and the natural world. His practice shifts among many mediums and formats, including sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, prints, artist books, dance parties, cable access television, sound and photography. Over the past decade and a half, he has exhibited work, toured, and performed across the United States and in Europe. His explorations into the connections between people and their environments have brought him to remote locations including artist residencies at ACRE in Steuben WI, Epicenter in Green River UT, and two Signal Fire residencies into the backcountry of Arizona. He currently lives in Portland OR, and is pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts in Contemporary Studio Practice at Portland State University’s School of Art + Design.
Shawn’s focus for this Artist Talk is “Birch Bark Biting” (ca. 1900) by an Ojibwa artist http://www.portlandartmuseum.us/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=33823;type=101
This Artist Talk was recorded on November 16, 2017 at Portland Art Museum