Shane Darwent

Biography

Shane Darwent is a studio artist whose interdisciplinary practice fuses architecture, sculpture, painting and photography to explore the poetic potential of the ex urban built vernacular. Strip mall architecture, parking lot design and various construction processes and facades inform an approach to making work that is equal parts curious, critical and reverential. Exhibiting internationally, Darwent has been an artist-in-residence at Ragdale, the Ucross Foundation and the Jentel Artist Residency Program, as well as a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts. He holds his MFA from the University of Michigan and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Recent exhibition venues include Spencer Brownstone Gallery in New York, the Art Gallery of Windsor, Wasserman Projects in Detroit, Belger Arts Center in Kansas City, the Spring Break Art Show, and Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City. Darwent is currently an artist-in-residence at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma.