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Byron Shen


About the Artists:
Shen was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He received a B. A. in English and Writing from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He currently is on the board of the Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition and teaches art at the Holland Hall Upper School.

1988 Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1986 Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania


1998 . Visual Arts Chair & Holliman Gallery Coordinator Holland Hall Upper School Tulsa, Oklahoma
2004 Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Board of Trustees
2003 Leadership Tulsa Class of XXIX, Selection Committee for Class XXX
2003 MS Society Intern Board Member
1999-2002 Board of Trustees 2001 Co-Vice President Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
1997-2002 Art & Design Examiner International Baccalaureate Organization

Booker T. Washington H.S. Tulsa, OK & Classen School for Advanced Studies Oklahoma City, OK
1990-2000 Caretaker Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, Oklahoma
1996 Assistant to Executive Director American Institute of Architects Tulsa, Oklahoma
1987 Model Maker and Letterer Dan Hoffman Architects Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1982-86 Sales Promotion & Research, Paralegal Assistant and Local Billing Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Rockville, Maryland


1992-97 Tulsa Summer Arts Tulsa, Oklahoma
1992, 95, 96 Harwelden Institute Tulsa, Oklahoma
1995 All Souls Unitarian Church Tulsa, Oklahoma
1987-88 Rochester Commission for the Arts Auburn Hills, Michigan
1986-88 Pontiac Creative Art Center Pontiac, Michigan


1993 & 95 Mixed Media Competition IAO Gallery Oklahoma City, OK
1993 Painting Biennial II OVAC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1993 Jingle Feldman Grant ACHT Tulsa, Oklahoma
1992 Individual Artist Grant ACHT Tulsa, Oklahoma
1991 New Forms Regional Initiative NEA & Rockefeller Foundation


representation by M. A. Doran Tulsa, Oklahoma
Wilson-Adams, Denver, Colorado
JRB Arts, Oklahoma City, OK
Gallerie Hienrichs Hamburg, Germany

M A Doran Gallery Tulsa, Oklahoma
Wilson Adams, Denver, Colorado
Ken Knight Gallery Dallas, Texas
Redlands CC El Reno, Oklahoma
Holliman Gallery Tulsa, Oklahoma


2006 The Wichita Center for the Art, Wichita, KS, Wilson-Adams Gallery, Denver, CO
2005 Wilson-Adams Gallery, Denver, CO, Mabee-Gerrer Museum, Shawnee,OK with Randy Marks
2003 M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City with Sharon McCoy, painter
2001Leslie Powell Gallery-Lawton,OK “New Skin for an Old Ceremony” with Randy Marks, sculptor Holliman Gallery, Tulsa, OK “New Works” with Laurie Spencer, ceramic sculptor M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK “New Works” with Marjorie Atwood, painter
1999M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK “New Works” with David Freedman, painter Redlands Community College, El Reno, OK “The Weight of Atmosphere”
1997 Ken Knight Gallery, Dallas, TX “New Works”Kirkpatrick Center, Oklahoma City, OK, M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK “New Works” with Marjorie Atwood
1995 Holliman Gallery, Tulsa, OK “Bodyscapes”
1994 Arts Place Museum, Oklahoma City, OK “Monologue to Dialogue” with Troy Wilson, painter painter1992 University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK “New Works” with Mark Lewis IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK Leadership Square, Oklahoma City, OK “The Memory of Solitude”
1991 Tulsa Center for Contemporary Art, Tulsa, OK “Hunger and Nourisher”


2006 M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa

2005 Oklahoma Painting & Drawing Biennia VIII, University of Art & Sciences, Chickasha, OK
Abstracts, M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma Landscape, Philbrook Museum of Art Tulsa, OK
Mayfest Invitational Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, OK

2004 M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Mayfest Invitational Gallery, Tulsa,OK
JRB at the Elms, Oklahoma City, OK
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
City Arts, Oklahoma City, OK
Studio31, Oklahoma City, OK

2003 M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Mayfest Invitational Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Painting Biennial VI, City Arts, Oklahoma City, OK
Mabee-Gerrer Museum, Shawnee,OK
Horizon Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mixed Media competition IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2002-Horizon Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mixed Media competition, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2001-Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO
“Red Dirt” ,Seven State Biennial, University of Science and Art, Chickisha, OK

2000-Mixed Media competition, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

1999-IAO Mixed Media

1998 Biting the Apple, IAO Mixed Media
Mayfest Invitational
The Figure & Works on Paper, TAC
Christopher Martin Gallery, Dallas, TX

1997-Irene Rosenzweig Biennial, Pine Bluff, AR
New Genre, Living Arts, Tulsa ,OK
OVAC Painting Biennial IV, Oklahoma City, OK
OSU-Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

1996-TACx6, Tulsa, OK
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
Object d’Art, Bartlesville ,OK
Day of the Dead, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK

1995 M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Philbrook Museum Faculty Show, Tulsa, OK
IAO Mixed Media, Oklahoma City, OK
For Men Only & 2nd Annual Nude Exhibition, TAC, Tulsa, OK
Mayfest Invitational, Tulsa, OK

1993- M-AAA Conference, Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK
Duchamp’s Birthday, City Arts, Oklahoma City,OK
River Market Regional, Kansas City, MO
OVAC Painting Biennial II Norick Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Dreamworks, Tulsa Concrete, Tulsa, OK

1992- Philbrook Museum Faculty, Tulsa, OK
Common Ground, City Arts, Oklahoma City, OK
IAO Mixed Media, Oklahoma City, OK

1990 The Art of Land & Sky, Tulsa Center for Contemporary, Tulsa, OK

1989- Unseen Art, Tulsa Center for Contemporary, Tulsa, OK

1988- Master’s Work, UAL/GM, Auburn Hills, MI
Paint Creek Faculty Show, Rochester, MI
Cranbrook Painters, Kingswood Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Paint, Broadway Gallery, Detroit, MI
10 _ & Envelop, Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1986-Graduate Drawings, Central Michigan University, MI

My paintings are emotional landscapes, places to be traveled internally. In many of them it is where the horizon is far away and it is the journey that leaves its mark upon the viewer. . The driving force behind my painting is in the process, which resides in an intuitive and spiritual nature. In order to interpret some of these sojourns, I have attempted to formulate a way of painting that translates these passages. Hopefully, the viewer will have a way of entering into a dialogue with the work and that is both seen but more importantly, felt.


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