American, b. 1984


2020 - TBD, Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR (Forthcoming, October 2020)
2020 - TBD, K Contemporary, Denver, CO (Forthcoming, June 2020)
2019 - Happy Go Lucky, Galerie Bessieres, Chatou, France (Forthcoming, October 2019)
2019 - Staring At The Sun, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA (Forthcoming, June 2019)
2018 - Fool’s Gold, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
2017 - Athenaeum (I Can't Pretend That This Is Poetry), Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2017 - Somewhere To Nowhere, Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, CO
2016 - Everything Is Hilarious And Nothing Is Real, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
2015 - The American __tier, Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, CO
2014 - Sweet Rhapsody, Art & Soul Gallery, Boulder, CO
2010 - Can’t Miss Lime, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT


2019 - The Western Sublime, The Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (Forthcoming, October 2019)
2019 - Governor's Mansion Pop Up w/ K Contemporary, Denver, CO
2019 - Mondo Tondo, Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2018 - Independent Vision: The Martin Muller Collection, Arkansas Arts Center Museum, Little Rock, AR
2018 - Coalesce, Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, CO
2018 - Finalists Exhibition, La Pinacothéque, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
2018 - Platinum Blend 4, Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR
2018 - Spring Group Show, Cordesa Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2018 - Resolution, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2018 - Wet, Quidley & Co, Naples, FL
2017 - (Dis)Connected, Kirkland Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2016 - ONE, Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR
2016 - Open Stacks, Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, CO
2016 - In Good Company, Quidley & Co, Boston, MA
2016 - Learning To See Color, Vicki Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, CO
2015 - Project P:ear, Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR
2015 - Fresh Brew, Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR
2015 - Summer Group Exhibition, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
2015 - Platinum Blend, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 - PLAY, Galerie COA, Montréal, Canada
2014 - New Visions Of The Old West, Patrajdas Contemporary, Ogden, UT
2014 - Summer Group Exhibition, Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, CO
2014 - A Precious Few, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2013 - Ten Years Drawn, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2013 - Summertime, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
2013 - Word Play, Design Matters, Los Angeles, CA
2013 - Eye On The Storm, The Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT and The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL
2013 - Vol. 3 Group Exhibition, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO
2012 - Flayed Parables, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA (Two Person Exhibition)
2012 - Art On The Edge, Vered Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
2012 - Two Person Exhibition, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, CA
2012 - Inaugural Exhibition Vol. 2, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO
2011 - FEED2011 Biennial: Five Artists, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2011 - Summer Party, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2011 - Beast, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY
2009 - 29th Faber Birren National Color Exhibition, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
2009 - Slide Slam, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2008 - Out of the Blue, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
2008 - 22nd International Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
2008 - Fast Food - A Fast Food Themed Art Show, Frankenart Mart, San Francisco, CA
2008 - 19th International Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, NY
2008 - Emerging Artists, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2007 - Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT
2007 - 30th Annual Exhibition, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
2007 - Biennial Regional Juror's Choice Exhibition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH


2019 - ZONAMACO México Arte Contemporáneo w/ Modernism, Mexico City, Mexico
2019 - Art Palm Springs w/ George Billis Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2018 - The San Francisco Art & Antiques Fair w/ Modernism, San Francisco, CA
2018 - ArtMRKT San Francisco w/ Cordesa Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2018 - LA Art Show w/ Cordesa Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2017 - Art Miami w/ Modernism, Miami, FL
2016 - Art Miami w/ Modernism, Miami, FL
2015 - Art Miami w/ Modernism, Miami, FL
2015 - Art Silicon Valley w/ Modernism, San Mateo, CA
2014 - SCOPE Miami w/ Hashimoto Contemporary, Miami, FL
2014 - PULSE New York w/ Keeler & Co, New York City, NY
2014 - ArtMRKT San Francisco w/ Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
2014 - LA Art Show w/ Spoke Art, Los Angeles, CA
2013 - Texas Contemporary Art Fair w/ Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Houston, TX
2012 - ArtMRKT San Francisco w/ Cain Schulte Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2011 - AQUA Art Miami w/ Cain Schulte Contemporary Art, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL


2018 - The Luxembourg Art Prize finalist, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
2017 - Career Advancement Grant, Colorado Creative Industries, Denver, CO
2013 - Haven Foundation Grant, The Haven Foundation, Brewer, ME
2012 - Artist Fellowship Grant, Artists’ Fellowship Inc., New York, NY
2011 - Artist Fellowship Grant, Artists’ Fellowship Inc., New York, NY
2010 - Artist Fellowship Grant, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
2010 - Best Emerging Artist in Painting, GLAAD OutAuction NYC
2007 - Award for Excellence, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Sponsored by Denice Militello
2007 - The New Haven Paint & Clay Club Prize Award, Sponsored by The New Haven Paint & Clay Club
2007 - People’s Choice Award, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH
2006 - Fellowship Grant in Studio Art, Keene State College Art Department, Keene, NH
2006 - People’s Choice Commendation Award, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH


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2006 - BA, Studio Arts, Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire, magna cum laude
2004 - University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia


Modernism - San Francisco, CA

Foster/White Gallery - Seattle, CA

K Contemporary - Denver, CO


Shawn Huckins was not inspired by the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, or DaVinci. As a young boy in the second grade, Huckins found inspiration in someone who he affectionately refers to as the ‘Big Kid.’ Observing the ‘Big Kid’ and his drawing talents during a school bus ride home, Huckins took to creating his own sketches. Now a painter, Huckins' introduction to painting came in the form of a family loss when his grandmother passed away a year later and inherited her slightly used oil painting set.

Unfortunately, Huckins’ love affair with painting did not last long. As the medium was not quite what he was used to, he became increasingly frustrated, and stepped away from painting altogether until his college years. After a little globetrotting and some brief stints as a film major, an architecture major, and then as a graphic designer, Huckins found his way back to the medium that he now skillfully manipulates.

Now settled in a creative niche that he could call home, Huckins went onto create his most notable series to date, The American Revolution Revolution and The American __tier.

The American Revolution Revolution features a layering of early American portraiture and social media jargon. Melding the political revolution of 18th century with the technological revolution of the 21st century, Huckins explores where the two meet. In the process of comparing time periods, Huckins also used The American Revolution Revolution to confront the priorities of a dumbed down society.

Huckins’ work is not digitally generated nor are they Photoshopped. Huckins painted each piece by hand, including the lettering. He continues his onslaught of social media based satire with his follow up series, The American __tier. Again marrying the prestige of fine art with the casual grammatical uncouthness of social media, Huckins flaunts an individual brand of artistic humor - not mention a great amount of skill and technique.

- Akeem K. Duncan, 'Quiet Lunch Magazine'

Updated - 4.24.19

Video: Installation Views 'Athenaeum (I Can't Pretend That This Is Poetry)' | Foster/White Gallery, Seattle WA | 2017