Shannon Pawliw (b. 1970, Saskatoon, Canada) creates paintings, installations, mixed media, sculptural, and conceptual artworks centred around legacy, memory, and loss. At once humorous and nostalgic, her work is keenly autobiographical. Her work also tends to have an element of the obsessive, which is expressed and indulged through daily practice and ritual. Her work examines the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question of whether anecdotal memory (real or imagined) ‘fictionalizes’ history.

Pawliw is also a graphic designer. Her work appears in private collections across Canada. She currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Art, Concordia University, Montreal (2002)

EXHIBITIONS

2016 – Stretch Vancouver | solo exhibit – painting | Vancouver, BC

2015 – Stanley Park Manor | Art at the Manor | group exhibit | Vancouver, BC

2004 – AKA Artist Run Centre | Mouth To Mouth | solo exhibit | Saskatoon, SK

2003 to present – An Archive of Lost Things | web exhibit

2002 – Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery | Dust | undergraduate group exhibit | Montreal, PQ

2002 – Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery | Mills Purchase Prize recipients exhibit | Montreal, PQ

2002 – REaD | Sandra Goldie Gallery | group | Montreal, PQ

2001 – Concordia VAV Gallery | Domestic Monuments | group exhibit curated by Marisa Portolese and Geneviève Cadieux | Montreal, PQ

2002 – S.P.I.N. Gallery | Let’s Have a Dream, Piece to Peace | charity art auction organized by Tomo Lennon and Yoko Ono | Toronto, ON

2002 – Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition | Toronto, ON

2002 – Cafe Vienne | FED | group exhibit | Montreal, PQ

2002 – Gallery 1849 | Pretty Stories | solo exhibit | Montreal, PQ

2002 – Gallery 1849 | curatorial gallery project | Montreal, PQ

2001 – Room 1011, Holiday Inn Hotel | Hotel Project | collaborative, site-specific installation with Jeanie Riddle

2001 – Concordia VAV Gallery | This is. | solo exhibit | with Jennifer Lefort | Montreal, PQ

2000 – Belgo Building | LEAP | Find Me Someone to Love | group exhibit | Montreal, PQ

1999   Community Arts Council Gallery | solo exhibit – painting | Victoria, BC

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND PRIZES

Long-listed for the Jackson’s Painting Prize | 2020
First Runner Up in Moleskine Asia Illustration Competition | 2007
Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant | 2006
Mills Purchase Prize | Dust | 2002
Derek C. Hannaford Scholarship | 2002
DuMaurier Art Production Grant | An Archive of Lost Things | 2001

Shannon Pawliw makes art, but she is also a graphic designer. To see some of her design work visit mightysparrow.ca

For inquiries regarding purchase or rental of any of the works shown, please email hello@shannonpawliw.com

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