Shane Darwent


Shane Darwent (b. 1983, Austin, TX) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice mines the commercial vernacular that lines American roadways to inform experimental photographic works, large-scale sculpture, and site-responsive installations. Within a landscape designed to overwhelm, Darwent’s practice seeks out a redacted formalism in order to meditate on the transitional nature of these spaces and the shape-shifting economic constructs of which they are a part. Exhibiting internationally, Darwent has been an artist-in-residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Ragdale, the Ucross Foundation and the Jentel Artist Residency Program, as well as a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts. He holds an MFA from the University of Michigan (2017) and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2005). Darwent’s work is included in the recent publication, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, by Thames & Hudson (2019). Recent exhibitions include This Will Get Us Somewhere, Maple St. Constructs, Omaha, NE (2021); Plaza Park, Boise State University (2019); Flat End Dome, Spencer Brownstone, New York City (2018); and Suburban Psalm, Spring Break Art Show, NYC (2018). He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma.