Shannon Finley

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Born 1974 in Ontario, Canada
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) Halifax, 1999
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Science, New York, 1998
Lives and works in Berlin

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Convergence, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, Germany

2016
INTERFERENCE, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Future Shock, Culture Circle Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2015
Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, Germany
Paintings for the Future, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2014
Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Vladimir Restoin Roitfield, New York, NY

2013
Maruani and Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Exposition Chicago 2013, solo booth with Jessica Silverman

2012
Shannon Finley and Rupprech Geiger, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, Germany
Century Entropy, Bischoff Weiss Gallery, London, UK

2011
Encrypted and Lost, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany

2010
Shannon Finley, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Specters into Signals, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany

2007
Vector Love, Kunst Klub, Berlin, Germany

1999
ex post facto, Anna Leanowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada

1997
New Paintings, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Canada
Walk the Line, Khyber Center for the Arts, Halifax, Canada

 

Group Exhibitions

2018
Tomorrow’s Dream, Neuer Essener, Kunstverein, Essen, Germany

2016
Colouring the Edge, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong
Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

2015
Appropinquation, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014
5 years schellingstr. 48, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, Germany 
Shifting Optics, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
White is the Warmest Color, Hedge Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Neon-From glowing of art, Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken, Germany

2013
Neon, Museum of Concrete Art (Museum für Konkrete Kunst), Ingolstadt, Germany
Painting Forever!, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
In the Studio, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, Greece
Photography, Reconstructed, curated by Pavel Vancát, Prague Biennale, Czech Republic

2012
Linie, Flache, Zeit, raskeller Galerie fu zeitgenossiche Kunst Abstract
Confusion, Stadtische Galerie Gladbeck, Kunsthalle Erfurt
Kaleidoscope, C24 Gallery, New York NY

2011
Group Show, Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany
Shannon Finley and Ginger Wolfe-Suarez, FIAC, Paris w/ Silverman Gallery
Abstract Confusion, b05 – Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Montabaur / Kunstverein Ulm
Liquid Space, Nettie Horn Gallery, London
You Are Here – Berlin Tokyo Festival, Tokyo

2010
Konstructiv!, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Hostile Aestetik Takeover, Appartement, Berlin, Germany
Alien Tourists Part 1, 2, 3, The Forgotten Bar / Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany
37 x Now, The Forgotten Bar / Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany

2009
wasistdas 09, Paris, France
Spirits, Stadtbad Wedding, Berlin, Germany

2008
Forrest Gods, Secret Garden, Berlin Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany

2007
400 Blows, After the Butcher / Galerie Thomas Kilper, Berlin, Germany
New Revolutionary Ghosts (Sandy Video), Los Angeles, CA
New Revolutionary Ghosts (Sandy Video) Broadway 1602, New York, NY
Curse the Tainted Pharoa’s (Sandy Performance), Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin, Germany
You are Here, Eel Pie, Berlin, Germany
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany

2006
Starting at the Edge, Mushroom Arts, New York, NY

2005
Three Black Minutes, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
NY Metro, University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA

2004
Super Salon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA>

2003
Scope, Dylan Hotel, New York Groundswell, White Columns, New York, NY

2002
Underground, Pat Hearn Art Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Monitor Goo, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg Anna Leanowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada

1997
The Hottest in Abstraction, Khyber Center for The Arts, Halifax, Canada

 

Selected Bibliography

2015
Chaves Smith, Matt. “Paintings for the Future,” New American Paintings, October 21, 2015.
Turner, Cherie Louise. “Paintings for the Future,” Visual Art Source, October 20, 2015.
Matthews, Damion. “Jessica Silverman presents Paintings for the Future,” SFLUXE, September 4, 2015.
Hegert, Natalie. “The First of Fall: 10 Painting Exhibitions Opening in September 2015.” Mutual Art. September 2, 2015.

2014
Ashton Cooper,”19 Questions for Painter and Plant Collector Shannon Finley,” Blouin Artinfo, web, March.
Emerson Rosenthal, “Shannon Finley’s Mixed Media Paintings are Geometric Beauties,” Vice Magazine, March.
Jill Singer, “Shannon Finley at Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld,” Sight Unseen, March.
Ronald Burton, “Shannon Finley at Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld,” Document Journal,
March.

2013
Boris Pofalla, “Shannon Finley,” MONOPOL Magazine, January.

2012
Gerard Goodrow, “Rising – Young Artists to Keep an Eye on!,” daab media.
David Hunt, “Shannon Finley” – Cascade Signature.

2011
“Shannon Finley – Poetry is Dead,” http://www.poetryisdead.ca
Hendrik Lakeberg, Lars Hillebrand, “Shannon Finley,” Neue Abstraction, Kunstforum, Bd. 206, January/February

2010
Sabine Russ, “Shannon Finley,” Art in America, June.
Lisa Zeitz, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Parker Tilghman, “Glossy Geometries,” ArtSlant.
Alicia Reuter, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut. Shannon Finley “Spectars into Signals,” Whiteline Hotels.
Hill Perlson, “Specters into Signals,” ArtSlant Berlin.

2006
Eun Young Choi, “Starting at the Edge,” Mushroom Arts Newsletter, May.

2003
David Ebony, “NYC Fairs Provoke and Promise,” Art in America, May, vol. 81, no. 5, pg. 45.

1999
Cliff Eyland, “Tea and Sympathy Plug In Cahier 1998-1999,“ Monitor Goo, pg. 146-151.

1998
Scott Barum, “Abstract Painting in the Age of Video,“ Monitor Goo, Winnipeg Free Press.
Jesse Simon, Monitor Goo, The Manitoban, October.