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Born and raised in far west Texas, B Shawn Cox ran from a ranching life gaining degrees in Architecture and Law along the way. After years of diverse business experiences and diversions, he is focused and compelled to create. His current body of work is a re-exploration and commentary of memories, understandings, and perceptions -- some real, some imagined and most often adulterated. This exploration of both internal and external stories becomes visual expression of his Why and an understanding of the world as well as his place in this world.

 

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From the Dougherty Art Center:

“Westward, Faux! waggishly explores appropriated Cowboy iconography as well as the artist’s own western identity through a contemporary lens.  The catalyst for this body of work was undergraduate essay entitled “Westward Expansion and the Myth of Manifest Destiny.“  The essay argued History is a subtext of the narrative created by then-current dominant social mythology.”

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EXHIBITIONS

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City of Austin, Dougherty Art Center,  Westward Faux!, Solo Exhibition, Austin, TX 2021

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Evoke Contemporary, Medium Rare, Santa Fe, NM 2022

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upcoming

2022   

“Western Skies” Davis Gallery, Austin TX, September

“As It Was” ICOSA Collective, Austin TX, October (duo)

 

2023   

“Twang” Davis Gallery, Austin TX  January (solo)

“Swing” Commerce Gallery, Lockhart TX, May (solo)         

 

exhibitions 

2022   

“Spacial Harmony” ICOSA, Austin TX

“Howdy” Commerce Gallery, Lockhart TX, June (solo)

“Swimmingly” Commerce Gallery, Lockhart TX, May (solo)

“Material Rare”, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, February

“Paperback Rodeo”  Davis Gallery Austin TX, January (solo)

Reunion Show, Commerce Gallery, Lockhart TX, January

“Lenticular Duality” Fort Works Art, Fort Worth TX, January

 

2021   

“Westward, Faux!”  DAC Julia Butridge Gallery, Austin TX (solo)

Texas Juried Exhibition, Artspace 111, curated by Caleb Bell, Fort Worth TX

 “polka.dot.rodeo” Commerce Gallery, Lockhart TX (solo)

“Paperwork” GAC, Georgetown TX (group) January ‘21

“In Rainbows” Western Gallery, Dallas TX

"Together/Again" Davis Gallery, Austin TX

 

2020   

"Together/Apart" Davis Gallery, Austin TX

GAC ArtHOP, Georgetown TX, first place 2d abstract

Third Coast Biennial, KSpace Contemporary, curated by Rigo Luna, Corpus Christi TX

NEW TEXAS TALENT XXVII, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas TX

TEXAS NOW, Artspace111, Fort Worth TX

"The Ballad of St. Elmo" Vault Stone Shop, curated by Saul Jerome San Juan, Austin TX

"Masked" Vault Stone Shop, curated by David Wright, Austin TX

Texas Contemporary, Art on Fifth Gallery, Austin TX

The People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin TX

 

2019   

“A Dozen Anonymous Bouffant Portraits” Billboard, Austin Art Boards, Austin TX

GAC ArtHOP, Georgetown TX

Red Dot Spree, Women and their Work, Austin TX

“Pets Alive” AAG, Austin TX

“WEST Showcase” Warden Art Advisory, Austin TX

“Bulbs, Bouffs and Bowties” Brick Oven, curated by Jeffery Primeaux, Austin TX

“Celebration” Art for the People, Austin TX

Juried Airport Exhibition, Sun Valley Airport, Sun Valley, ID

 

2018   

“Uncanny Nocturnes” Atelier 1205, curated by Saul Jerome San Juan, Austin TX

 “16 Portraits of 16 Edison Lightbulbs” public talk, Atelier 1205, Austin TX

“Spin” Wiggy’s Windows, Austin TX 

“Adaptive Reuse” curated by @OutsideVoiceTV, Austin TX

“Gallery Artists Exhibition” Wiggy’s Windows, Austin TX

“Go Figure” Breugger’s Gallery Wall, Westlake TX 

“Art in Public Places” City of Bastrop, Bastrop TX

“In Triplicate” Bento PicNIK, curated by Hattie Lindsley, Austin TX 

“SumFolks” Spruce Home, Austin TX *

Juried Airport Exhibition, Sun Valley Airport, Sun Valley, ID

The People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin TX

 

2017   

Build Hope Not Walls, curated by Nick Ramos, Austin TX

“Past Present” ABP, curated by Hattie Lindsley, Austin TX 

“Reinventing the Past” public talk, Cement Loop, Austin TX

Local Showcase, Dark Realm Gallery, Austin TX

 

2016   

“People, Places, Things” curated by Kaitlyn Merchant, Cement Loop, Austin TX

 

publications

2022   

Medium Rare, EVOCATION, Santa Fe

2021   

Glasstire, Westward, Faux!

https://glasstire.com/2021/11/19/westward-faux-b-shawn-cox-at-the-dougherty-art-center/

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Painted Piano Project, Taylor TX, cbsnews

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/painted-pianos-project-unveiled-indowntown-taylor

community activities

2022   

Lockhart High School – Art as Profession to Seniors, Commerce Gallery

Art Bra – Camp Artist Inspiration/Collaboration, Austin

Judge/Juror, ArtHop, Georgetown Art Center

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Painted Piano Project, Taylor TX, curated by Douglas Moss, AIA

Integrated Collage and Screenprinting, printaustin.org, virtual demonstration

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Healthcare Heroes Quilt, curated by Kevin Ivester

“No Outlet” guest plein air live painting at Bull Creek, Northern-Southern, Austin TX

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City of Austin, DAC Artist Preview, virtual, Austin TX

Judge/Juror, Round Rock Arts, (Re)Imagine

#quarantinedartistexhange ongoing, curated by Lisa Rawlinson

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DAC Artist Preview Studio Tour, Museum Day, Austin TX (virtual)

2019   

Guest Artist, American Cheese Fondue, live “round-robin” painting experience, 

Gala Chairman -St. Francis School, Austin TX

2018   

Gala Design Chair -St. Francis School, Austin TX

“Life of Science” Mural, St. Francis School, Austin TX

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Murals, AISD through KW RedDay, Austin TX

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Gala Design Chair, All Saints Episcopal Day School, Austin TX

 

EAST and WEST, Open Studio, Canopy Open Studio, through Big Medium, Austin TX

Workshops - Flatbed Press, Robert Moore, Lori McNeal, Edward Povey, Felicia Forte and Jennifer Balkan Glassell School of Art

Laguna Gloria Art School

 

education

1991       BArch, magna cum laude College of Architecture, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

Highest ranking student, Studio Art, Minor

Museum of Fine Art, Glassell School of Art, Houston TX

Museum of Fine Art, Laguna Gloria, Austin TX American Institute of Architects School Medal for Top Graduate, Deans’ List / Presidents’ Lists, Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal (highest student-awarded honor), Golden Key National Honor Society

 

1995       JD, School of Law, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

                  Texas Bar – May 1995

Licensed in Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western District Federal Courts

Board of Barristers, 2nd Negotiations, Quarterfinals Mock Trial, Jurisprudence Award, Presidents’ List, William C. Clark Memorial Scholarship, Kenneth Burns Scholarship, Delta Theta Phi – Dean, Magistrate for Teen Court

CURRICULUM VITATE

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Wherever you go, there you are, folded vintage atlas, 2022, 36x48

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Seussical Squares, folded vintage Dr. Seuss books, 2022, 48x48

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3way Milkshake, digital collage, pigment print on Hahnemuhle, 40x60, 2022 

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In Go(L)d We Trust, folded and assembled faux money, vintage wrapping paper, 2021, 30x30

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3-way Milkshake, digital collage, printed/lenticular available 2022 40x60

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Stand and Deliver, digital collage, printed/lenticular available, 2022 40x60

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jIn the Garden, oil on fabric, 30x40, 2021 

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Reflections of Summer, acrylic on fabric, 48x48, 2022

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With a flower in her hair, oil on fabric, 36x48, 2022 

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A river runs through it, acrylic on fabric, 36x48, 2022 

bshawncox@gmail.com
www.bshawncox.com
@shawnathon01