Lens based artist Shawn Bush grew up in Detroit MI, a city whose civic history and geographic location has profoundly influenced the way he thinks about space within the American sociopolitical landscape. His videos, photographs and in-camera large format collages are responsive to over-built systems, failing icons and crumbling mythologies. Bush earned an MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design and BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. He is a 2020 Wyoming Arts Council Fellow, a recipient of the 2017 Lenscratch Student Prize and the 2016 T.C Colley Grant for excellence in lens-based media. His debut artist book A Golden State won first prize in the handmade category at the 2016 Lucie Photobook Prize (NYC) and is included in several noted collections, including the Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston, MA), Benaki Museum (Athens, Greece) and Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL). A Golden State was published by Skylark Editions (Chicago, IL) in 2018.  His upcoming collaborative project with Chase Barnes titled The Tower, The Range which will be released through Dais Books (Wyoming, USA) in 2022. Bush is the founder of Dais Books and Associate Professor of Photography at Casper College.

info@shawnbush.com

Represented by Gallery Kayafas

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