Shannon Taylor-Jones is an emerging Canadian artist from Toronto currently residing in London, Ontario. Receiving a BFA from OCAD University in 2016 with a major in Drawing and Painting, her work focuses on abstraction and explores ideas of intuition, process, and materiality.

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Statement

With a persistent pursuit of surprise, intuitive processes dive into the facets and abilities of painting as knowledge, presence, and power. In repetition, this visceral insight is harnessed to create space for experiences of intuition. Abundance is cycled through excess and then constraints, again and again, to create marks that convey multitudes; the finished products are unexpected, disconnected from the self, and yet deeply personal. With contradictions parallel in the same space, a sense of satisfaction unfolds—intertwined with a longing for something else. Existing as both invitation and permission, simultaneously answering one question while asking another—the paintings exist as not quite conclusions, but fragments of larger actions. 


Curriculum vitae

Education

2018      Museum and Cultural Management Postgraduate Certificate, Centennial College

2016      Bachelor of Fine Arts, OCAD University

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018      Lost and Found, Forest City Gallery, London
               The soul of the amethyst, Lilliput Gallery, London
               Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Mississauga
               SATURATE, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto
               Art & Mindfulness: Art x Bissel 2018, University of Toronto, Toronto       
              The Big Draw, OCADU, Toronto

2017      1000FOR10, DCP Studios, Toronto      
               VUCO Artspace Christmas Market, VUCO Artspace, Toronto      
               A Festivus For The Rest of Us, Northern Contemporary, Toronto
               De Profundis, Workman Arts, Toronto
               Why the @#&! Do You Paint? All the Colour, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
               Big X Exhibitions, Ink and Water Tattoo, Toronto
               Summer Emerging Art Exhibit, Gallery 1313, Toronto
               one after the other, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto
               #Exnovation, THEMUSEUM, Kitchener 

2016      Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Mississauga
               Split Vision, Red Door Gallery, Georgetown 
               Dog Days, Broadview Espresso, Toronto
               GradEx 101, OCADU, Toronto
               The Big Draw, OCADU, Toronto
               The Small Draw, OCADU, Toronto

2015      This is Not a Craft Fair, OCADU, Toronto

2013      Festival of The Body, OCADU, Toronto

Curatorial Projects

2018      SATURATE, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto
               What's in a Name?, Centennial College Story Arts Centre, Toronto

2017      one after the other, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto

Professional Experience and Affiliations

2018      Resident Artist, Good Sport (current)

2018      Development Coordinator, Akin Collective 

2017      Member, Workman Arts (current)

Awards

2015      Catherine Daigle Scholarship

2012      Earla Alexander Award

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