Shea Hembrey  (American, 1974) 

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Shea Hembrey Biography
1974   Born in Newport, Arkansas
1996   B.A. Art, English, magna cum laude, Lyon College
1997 - 1998   Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to study Maori art at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
1999   M.A. Art, Arkansas State University
2003   Individual Artist Fellowship Grant, Arkansas Arts Council (awarded once per lifetime)
2003   Cultural ambassador on a five week Rotary International Cultural & Professional Group Exchange to Chile
2003   The Millay Colony for the Arts Residency, Austerlitz, NY
2004   Ucross Foundation Residency, Clearmont, WY
2005   Caldera Artist Residency, Sisters, OR
2006   Patterson Decade Achievement Award from Lyon College
2007   M.F.A. Art, Cornell University
2007   Baskerville Painting Award from Cornell University
2007   Fundacion Valparaiso Residency in Mojacar, Spain
  Currently lives and works in Frenchtown, New Jersey.
Selected Exhibitions
2012   dark matters, solo exhibition at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2012   100 Artists = 1 Man airs June 7 on The Story, National Public Radio
2012   Solo show at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
2011   Debut of Seek-The Inaugural Biennial at TED2011 in Long Beach, CA on March 3
2008 - 2010   Making of Seek-The Inaugural Biennial
2007 - 2009   Mirror Nests installation at Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY
2007   Photographs included in Nothing is Lost at the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR
2007   Selected for New American Paintings, Volume 70—an exhibition in print curated by Charlotta Kotik, Chairman of Painting and Sculpture and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum
2006   Installations in Mind the Gap exhibition, Hartell Gallery, Cornell University
2005   Paintings in New Works, The Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN
2005   Weir Farm National Historic Site Artist in Residence, Wilton, CT
2005   Bound, a solo exhbition of paintings at the Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
2004   Paintings in Art at Steepletop, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
2004   Paintings in Wallflowers, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, AR
2004   Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Residency, Red Wing, MN
2004   Paintings installed in Arkansas State Senate Chambers, Little Rock, AR
2003   Offerings, a solo exhibition of paintings at the David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2003   Paintings in Guaranteed Fresh: Still Life Today invitational with Damien Hirst, Janet Fish, et al. At the Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA