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SHAWN SKEIR CV

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Born in 1965

Based in Toronto, Canada

EDUCATION:

1989 -1991        Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS

1993 – 1994      George Brown College, Toronto, ON, Furniture Design

1996 – 1997 Digital Media Studio's Certificate program, Electronic Publishing 2020 Introductory Ceramics Course, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2022 – present       Artist-in-Residence & Director, Skeir Studio, 1 Wiltshire Ave, Toronto

2017 - 2021           Artist-in-Residence & Director,  Skeir Studio, Unit 408, 888 Dupont St., Toronto

2017 – present       Guest Art Instructor, Toronto District School Board

2009 – 2017    Artist-in-Residence & Director, Skeir Gallery 2014     Jury Member, Queen West Art Crawl

COMMISSIONS & ACQUISITIONS:

2021          “Victory Mountain”, (a digitally designed and printed work of art measuring 8.2 x 8.2 feet; commissioned as a showpiece for the commercial lobby of Daniels DuEast in Regent Park, Toronto

2020          “Forever Yonge”, (a hoarding mural printed on steel designed by Skeir; the hoarding mural; measures approx. 273 feet long and stands 8 feet tall), recommended by PATCH Project, Toronto and commissioned by Lanterra Developments for their TeaHouse Condo developmenlocated in Toronto

2019           “East Harbour Entrance Mural”, (a hoarding mural hand-painted on MDF by Skeir; the hoarding mural measured 64 feet long by 8 feet tall), recommended by PATCH Project Toronto and commissioned First Gulf for their East Harbour development project, Toronto

2018           “Sea Wall”, (a hoarding mural printed on vinyl designed by Skeir; the hoarding

mural measures approx. 130 feet long and stands 8 feet tall), recommended by PATCH Project Toronto and commissioned by Carterra for their development 65 King East located in Toronto

2017          “Lake to Sky (DNA Landscape No.19)”, (a painting 141.75 x 54.75 inches), recommended by ONI-ONE and commissioned by Bentall Kennedy for the lobby of their development TWO St.Thomas in Yorkville, Toronto

2017          “Welcome Home”, (a hoarding mural printed on crezon designed by Skeir; the hoarding mural measures 129.5 feet long by 8 feet tall), commissioned by Daniels Corporation for their development The Sutton Collection in Regent Park, Toronto

2017          “Mask No.1”, (a painting 42 x 48 inches), recommended by ONI-ONE and acquired by Great Gulf for the lobby of their PACE Condominium in Regent Park, Toronto

2016            “Community” & “Diversity”, (two wall murals printed on vinyl designed by Skeir,

(each of the murals measures 30 feet long by 10 feet tall), commissioned by Daniels Corp. for their One Park Place condo in Regent Park, Toronto

2015          “Eclectic Harmony (Abstract No.16)”, (a painting 120 x 54 inches), recommended by ONIONE and commissioned by Daniels Corp. for their One Park Place condo in Regent Park, Toronto

2014          “We’re All In This Together”, (a painting 144 x 48 inches), acquired by Artscape for their headquarters at The Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park, Toronto

2013          “PACE hoarding mural”, (a hoarding mural hand-painted on plywood by Skeir; the hoarding mural measured 128 feet long by 8 feet tall), recommended by Artscape and commissioned Great Gulf for their PACE Condominium development in Regent Park, Toronto

SOLO-EXHIBITIONS:

2016      Skeir Skeir Skeir, Skeir Gallery, Toronto

2016     Skeir: Solo-Show, Lab Studio Design, Toronto

2015     Shawn Skeir: Solo Show, Project Gallery, Toronto

2014     Shawn Skeir: New Works, Skeir Gallery, Toronto

2012      Shawn Skeir: Life Lines, B.A.N.D. Gallery, Toronto

2011      SPRUNG, Skeir Gallery, Toronto

2009     Colour in Context, Skeir Gallery, Toronto

2009     Colour Theory, Skeir Gallery, Toronto

2004      Studio Visuals Gallery, Toronto 2002 SOF Arthouse, Toronto

GROUP-EXHIBITIONS:

2022          “Paintings and Quilt”, an exhibition project exploring the quilt as an approach to artmaking among African Nova Scotian artists, sponsored by Black Artists Network Nova Scotia (BANNS)

2019          “What Sustains Us”, Gallery 1313, Toronto

2019          “The Future is STEAM”, TWIST Gallery, Toronto

2019          “Sick Kids Herbie Fund presents: Beyond Boundless” (auction fundraiser), Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

2019          University of the West Indies Benefit Gala (auction fundraiser), The Ritz Carlton, Toronto

2018           Timeraiser Art Market (fundraiser), The Power Plant Gallery, Toronto

2017           “Evening To Feed The Soul Gala” (auction fundraiser in support of The Angel Foundation for Learning), Riviera Parque, Vaughn, Ontario

2017            “I Heart Canada 150 Exhibition”, Stockyards Gallery, Toronto

2016           Reveries, Skeir Gallery, Toronto

2016           Nuit Rose queer art & performance festival, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto

2015            Skeir PLUS, Skeir Gallery, Toronto

2015            DELTA, Project Gallery, Toronto

2015           The Artist Project art fair, Toronto

2014           Deck The Walls, Project Gallery, Toronto

2014           The Black Market, B.A.N.D. Gallery, Toronto

2014           Suits & Staches (Movember fundraiser), Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto

2014           Project Art Benefit fundraiser, 99 Sudbury, Toronto

2014            The Immaculate Selfie, Black Cat Gallery, Toronto

2014            THE AUGUST GROUP-SHOW, Skeir Gallery, Toronto

2014            The Final Development, Project Gallery, Toronto

2014             THE JULY GROUP-SHOW, Skeir Gallery, Toronto

2014           The Malala Effect fundraiser, Walnut Contemporary Gallery, Toronto

2014           Salon Show, Project Gallery, Toronto

2014           Identity: Black History Month Exhibition, Capital One Headquarters, Toronto

2014           Hip Hop, Project Gallery, Toronto

2013           Cut N' Paste, Project Gallery, Toronto

2013          Nu Pop, Skeir Gallery, Toronto

2011           Urban Music Arts Festival, Nova Scotia Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

2010           ABC Show, Snowball Gallery, Toronto

2007           GLAAD art auction, New York City, USA

2005           Art Crimes, MOCCA, Toronto

2004           Panorama Vision, SPIN Gallery, Toronto

2004          Kuumba, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

2002          Gallery Neubacher, Toronto

2001           SOF Arthouse, Toronto

2001           Simcoe Gallery, Toronto

2000           Simcoe Gallery, Toronto

1998          Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce World Headquarters, Toronto

1998           Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto

1996            Art Expo '96, Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

1994          Representing, Gallery 44, Toronto

GRANTS:

2019     Art Project Assistance Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2016    Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council 2012        Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Counci

RESIDENCIES:

2019    Independent Studio Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island

2016    Independent Studio Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island

MEDIA PUBLICATIONS:

‘Sustenance at Gallery 1313’, a review of the group-exhibition ‘What Sustains Us’ at Gallery 1313, written by Hugh Alcock for ArtToronto, https://www.artoronto.ca/? p=43530

‘Simultaneity Landscapes’, a critical article about Skeir’s practice by John K. Grande, 2019

Distillery District Magazine Aug. 2016 Vol. 3, 4-page feature article

Artscape 5-Year Report, front and back covers, 2013

Elaine Fleck, Artist Catalogue, 2011

Canada's Style at Home, July 2009 pp 74

Absolut Vodka Campaign, TBWA/CHIAT/DAY

Canada's House and Home Magazine, Cover image, small space issue Sept. 2006

The Naked Catalogue, 2004

Lola Magazine, Mar. 2003

Style At Home Magazine, Oct. 2002

Draw It Black Catalogue, featured artist, 2000

Canadian House & Home Magazine, Dec./Jan. 1998, Sep. 1999

Word Magazine, July 1994, May 1998

Revue Noire, Paris, July / Aug. 1997

Fiery Spirits and Voices by Ayanna Black, book cover, published 1992