Shawn Stucky

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And when you've forgotten how to love, 2010 Mixed Media 18" X 24" © 2010
Bathed in New Light, 2009 Mixed Media 18" X 24" © 2009
The music was out of tune, but we still moved slowly with the marching band, 2009 Mixed Media 24" X 36" © 2009
Love, 2009 Mixed Media 18" X 24" © 2009
I Awoke to Find My Dreams were Nightmares, 2009 Mixed Media 24" X 36" © 2009
A Reflection of Things that should be and the Things that never were, 2008 Mixed Media 40" X 30" © 2008
"Ágætis byrjun", 2007 Silk Screen, Screen Print 17.5" X 22.5" © 2007
Not to Die, But to be Reborn, 2007 Screen Print 22.5" X 17.5" © 2007
One Rainy Wish, 2006 Screen Print 12" X 18" © 2006
May This Be Love, 2006 Screen Print 12" X 18" © 2006
The music was out of tune but we still moved slowly with the marching band, 2008 Mixed Media On Panel 24 X 32 Inches © Shawn Stucky
"I believe in a light that never dies" Mixed Media © Shawn Stucky
Dreams Within Days Mixed Media © Shawn Stucky
Stars to Fill My Dreams Mixed Media © Shawn Stucky
Weighing of the heart, 2015 Photo Collage 16x20 © Shawn Stucky
Adrift with my father, 2015 Photo Collage 16x20
A Meaningful Moment has Arrived, 2015 Photo Collage 16x20
My father's return, 2015 Photo Collage 16x20
Take my hand and follow me in to eternity, 2015 Photo Collage 16x20
Peacefully Asleep at 11:43, 2015 Photo Collage 16x20
Happiness in McPherson, 2015 Photo Collage 16x20
Quick Facts
McPherson, Kansas
Birth year
1970 somethin'
Lives in
silk, screen, print, printmaking mixed-media, surrealism


I was born in McPherson, Kansas, in 1979 and currently live and work in Chicago, Illinois. I received my BFA in Visual Communications from the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago, in 2003. I've shown my work across the United States and throughout Europe, most notably including Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago; Ferreira Projects, London; and Sundlaugin (the recording studio of Sigur Rós) in Mosfellsbær, Iceland.

I've had several works published in magazines and newspapers throughout the U.S., and books in Australia, Italy, and the Netherlands. Commission highlights include Patrón Tequila, Redmoon Theater, and Lollapalooza. I'm also a partner in creating handmade wooden spectacles and am always seeking other opportunities to expand my creative talents



There are infinite ways to communicate ideas and emotions, and being a visual artist, I have found that I can relate to people through my work more deeply than other of mode of communication. It's not an attribute that I necessarily sought to discover; rather, spontaneously feeling the urge to create, it seems that art sought me out and thus brought me into the world, becoming something I now uniquely share with many people.

Establishing a link to our unnamed feelings by mining my own various histories, I find that I can tune into a universal thread that connects me to my viewers using the process of destruction and reconstruction, all with the underlying goal of evoking feelings which people intentionally or unintentionally bury in the subconscious. When a successful connection is made - when the image most profoundly resonates with an individual - I find that these buried aspects of the self shake free and surface, iterating a more complete knowledge of ones own humanity. In the process, my own self-awareness has grown immeasurably.

Conversations, dreams, music and the unconscious mind are influences that have become foundational material for me. My endeavors start at a personal level, in a solitude I have come to appreciate as the home of my art, yet I have begun to expand into the community, working with other professional establishments and organizations, building upon ideas via collaboration which enrich the scope of my visual vocabulary and increase its accessibility. The way I envision a room or environment has now become a part of the endless effort to change and create an engaging atmosphere, both internally and externally.

I want to challenge myself to evoke the truths of human spirit while allowing others to transform and become emotionally absorbed within the beauty of unnamed feelings, perhaps eventually to be uncovered and named.