Shawn Kuruneru

Shawn Kuruneru

Shawn Kuruneru

Shawn Kuruneru

Shawn Kuruneru

Explorer III, 2012-14
Ink and acrylic paint on panel
20 x 16 in.

Shawn Kuruneru

Shawn Kuruneru

Explorer I, 2012-14
Ink and acrylic paint on panel
20 x 16 in.

Shawn Kuruneru

Shawn Kuruneru

Explorer I, 2012-14
Ink and acrylic paint on panel
20 x 16 in.

Born 1984, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS2014
Northern Song, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

2013
Adventure, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA

2012
The Object is Freedom, Blackston Gallery, New York, USA
A White Hand Slowly Turning Green, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Arms, Bortolami, New York, USA

2010
Midnight Cowboy, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Ceremony, Baltimore Artscape Festival, Baltimore, USA
Cantorage, USA BAR, New York, USA

2008
DW.NLB, 435 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
…But the Clouds, Room East, New York, USA
Rock Art and the X-Ray Style, 425 Oceanview, Bright Beach, USA
Pure Image Everything, Side Effects Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Summer Break, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

2012
Gift Show, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
You’ll Dance to Anything, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Simultaneity, Blackston Gallery, New York, USA

2011
160km, Kidd Yellin, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Special Guests, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
Drawing Gifts, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York
Summer Meltdown, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Sight Unseen, Mark Wolfe Contemporary, San Francisco, USA
Call It A Good Marriage, Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canada (curated by Grier Edmundson)
Shangri-La Seven, 107 Shaw, Toronto, Canada

2010
Abstract and Traces, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Dissonance, POVevolving Gallery, San Francisco, USA (curated by Alexis Ann Mackenzie)

2009
Whitney’s Biennial, C.R.E.A.M Projects, Greenpoint, New York (curated by Davida Nemeroff)
Group Show, Asian Song Society, New York, USA
Personal Abstraction, HKJB, Brooklyn, New York, USA
One Size Fits All, Printed Matter, New York, USA

2008
Images of Romantic Distress and Consolation, Division Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Gifts by Artists, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
Eat Wet Records, 205 29th St., New York, New York, USA

2007
Shangri-Lost, Le Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2006
Never-Weres, VA Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2005
Alcholocaust, Gallery Accidentelle, Montreal, Canada

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS2013
‘Adventure’, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA, catalogue of the exhibition
"Book review: Women by Shawn Kuruneru" weirdcanada.com, Vancouver, British Columbia, March by David Steinberg
"Critics' Pick: …But The Clouds... " Artforum.com, New York, NY, February by Jason Farago
"Best of: NADA NY" Artmarketmonitor.com, New York NY, May by Laura Roughneen2012
‘The Object is Freedom’, Blackston Gallery, New York, USA, catalogue of the exhibition
"Deciding when a pet has suffered enough", New York Times, New York, NY, September 22
"Scott Ritter's Other War", New York Times Magazine, New York, NY, February 26
"Interview" Columbia: Journal of Literature and Art, New York, NY, February 28 by Ella Delany

2011
"Northern Exposure" interview Magazine, New York, NY, October 8 by Ashely Simpson
"Artis's Bands" Artnet.com, New York, NY, August by Bozidar Brazda
"Day Job" The New York Times, New York, NY, January 20 by Ken Johnson

2010
"Best In Show" The Village Voice, New York, NY, by Robert Shuster, December Vol. LV No. 51
"No Joy" Sexbeat Records, Copenhagen, Denmark, November
"Spot drawing" The New York Times Magazine, New York, NY, April
"Interview" Laura, Sweden, by Johanna Issue 4

2009
"Cover and feature" DOMUS, Milan, Italy, December
"Six Heurs Vingt" Enroute Air Canada Magazine, Montreal, Quebec, March
"Interview" Hearty Magazine, Manhattan, New York, by Hana May, May, No.2

2008
“Etc. Girls” Neue Probleme, Berlin, Germany, by Elizabeth Moch, August No. 3

2007
"Shawn Kuruneru - Mega Zines" Border Crossings, Winnipeg, Ontario by Robert Enright, December, No. 104
“Azabache.” The Believer, San Francisco, Califronia, edited by Andrew Leland, May No. 47
"The Strange World of Canadian Artist Shawn Kuruneru." Tokion, New York, NY by Maxwell Williams, March No. 57
"Critics' Pick: Shangri-Lost." Artforum.com, by Jennifer Allen, February

2006
“zine review.” Broken Pencil, Toronto, Ontario, by Sarah Evans No. 35
“Teenagers Mind” Walrus Magazine, Toronto, Ontario
“Skunks” Ascent Magazine, Montreal, Quebec

GRANTS

2013
Ontario Exhibition Assistance Grant

2012
Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal