B. Shawn Cox

CV
B. Shawn Cox CV

B. Shawn Cox is an Austin-based multimedia artist whose diverse work has been exhibited and collected throughout the United States in both private and corporate collections. He has degrees in Architecture and Law but has maintained and developed an evolving art practice for over 30 years. Cox’s most recent series of western icons is often based on or derived from personal or found vintage photographs. Cox's work attempts to capture, reinterpret and share a moment in time. The inspiration for this series comes from vintage images, advertising, architecture, magazines, 80’s pop music and literature. Cox is drawn to narratives, humor, cliché, irony, color texture and layered meanings.

b. Lubbock, Texas

EDUCATION

1995
JD, School of Law, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

1991
Bachelor of Architecture, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Museum of Fine Art, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
“Material Rare”, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 
“Paperback Rodeo” (solo) Davis Gallery Austin TX
Reunion Show, Commerce Gallery, Lockhart TX
“Lenticular Duality” Fort Works Art, Fort Worth TX

2021
“Westward, Faux!”  DAC Julia Butridge Gallery, Austin TX (solo) 
Texas Juried Exhibition, Artspace 111, curated by Caleb Bell, Fort Worth TX
“polka.dot.rodeo” Commerce Gallery, Lockhart TX
“Paperwork” GAC, Georgetown TX (group) January ‘21
“In Rainbows” Western Gallery, Dallas TX
Together/Again – Davis Gallery, Austin TX

2020
Together/Apart – Davis Gallery, Austin TX
GAC ArtHOP, Georgetown TX
Third Coast Biennial, KSpace Contemporary, curated by Rigo Luna, Corpus Christi TX 
NEW TEXAS TALENT XXVII, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas TX 
TEXAS NOW, Artspace111, Fort Worth TX 
The Ballad of St. Elmo, Vault Stone Shop, curated by Saul Jerome San Juan, Austin TX 
Masked, Vault Stone Shop, curated by David Wright, Austin TX
Texas Contemporary, Art on Fifth Gallery, Austin TX 
The People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin TX 

2019
“A Dozen Anonymous Bouffant Portraits” Billboard, Austin Art Boards, Austin TX
GAC ArtHOP, Georgetown TX
Red Dot Spree, Women and their Work, Austin TX
“Pets Alive” AAG, Austin TX
“WEST Showcase” Warden Art Advisory, Austin TX
“Bulbs, Bouffs and Bowties” Brick Oven, curated by Jeffery Primeaux, Austin TX
“Celebration” Art for the People, Austin TX
Juried Airport Exhibition, Sun Valley Airport, Sun Valley, ID

2018 
“Uncanny Nocturnes” Atelier 1205, curated by Saul Jerome San Juan, Austin TX
“16 Portraits of 16 Edison Light Bulbs” public talk, Atelier 1205, Austin TX 
“Spin” Wiggy’s Windows, Austin TX *
“Adaptive Reuse” curated by @OutsideVoiceTV, Austin TX
“Gallery Artists Exhibition” Wiggy’s Windows, Austin TX 
“Go Figure” Breugger’s Gallery Wall, Westlake TX *
“Art in Public Places” City of Bastrop, Bastrop TX 
 “In Triplicate” Bento PicNIK, curated by Hattie Lindsley, Austin TX *
“SumFolks” Spruce Home, Austin TX *
Juried Airport Exhibition, Sun Valley Airport, Sun Valley, ID
The People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin TX

2017
Build Hope Not Walls, curated by Nick Ramos, Austin TX
“Past Present” ABP, curated by Hattie Lindsley, Austin TX *
“Reinventing the Past” public talk, Cement Loop, Austin TX
Local Showcase, Dark Realm Gallery, Austin TX

2016
“People, Places, Things” curated by Kaitlyn Merchant, Cement Loop, Austin TX

PUBLICATIONS

2021
Glasstire, Westward, Faux! 
Painted Piano Project, Taylor TX, cbsnews