Shawn McNulty

St. John’s University: B.A. in Psychology in 1997

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Artist Statement
"My work is dependent on color and composition. I believe the most complex emotions can be evoked from the simplest of forms. My style explores the relationship between man-made structures and the natural world; the idea of recognizable shapes and structures living within irrational thoughts and emotions. My process starts out very spontaneously, and becomes more detailed as the piece nears completion. I am most influenced by Hans Hofmann, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn, and Robert Rauschenberg.”


Solo Exhibitions
Rock Star, Minneapolis, March 2003

Urban Bean Gallery, Minneapolis, January 2003
Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, November 2002
Taylor Jardine Gallery, London, England, August 2002

Gallery Z, Kansas City, June 2002

Olive Salon, Minneapolis, February 2002

Dunn Brothers, Minneapolis, August 2001

Tempo Gallery, Minneapolis, June 2001

Group Exhibitions
Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2003

Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, Minnesota, February 2003

Cannonball Fine Art, San Anselmo, California, December 2002

St. Paul Art Crawl, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 1999-2003

Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 1999-2003


Shawn McNulty was one of the founding members of Rosalux Gallery in 2002, which is a collective gallery in Minneapolis that has become an integral part of the art scene in Minnesota. He has been published in the Southwest Journal, Pulse Twin Cities, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. McNulty also has original work in Bill Clinton and Jesse Ventura’s private collections, and has donated work to benefit auctions for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Person to Person, and the Humane Society of the Twin Cities.

"Shawn McNulty has perhaps the most innovative art in the show, painting in oils with an unrivaled sense of color and shape. His abstract paintings illustrate how the effective use of simple symbiotic patterns can be just as gripping as traditional portraits." - J.P. Johnson (excerpt from article in Pulse Twin Cities)


Shawn McNulty

St. John’s University: B.A. in Psychology in 1997

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