Shawn Serfas

Associate Professor, Studio Art

Visual Arts Department Chair

MFA, University of Alberta
Office: MW331
905 688 5550 x3211
sserfas@brocku.ca

Shawn Serfas is an Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Although initially drawn to an academic career in the environmental sciences, he pursued Fine Arts and Art History degrees in Saskatchewan as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in Alberta. His research interests include contemporary painting, drawing and printmaking practices concerning relational abstraction, environmental aesthetics, religion, the landscape as well as issues bordering abstraction and representation. He has been awarded grants from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects (Selected)

2020   Industrial Niagara, Group Exhibition, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario

2020   Folding of Gesture, Solo Exhibition, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2019   New Work, Group Exhibition, Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2019   Seeing Red, Group Exhibition, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2018   Geographies of Process, Co-Curated with Catherine Parayre, Group Exhibition, Die Baeckerei, Innsbruck, Austria

2018   Grid Terrain, Solo Exhibition, Gallery MX, Montreal, Quebec

2017   Pseudo-Fiction (with Catherine Parayre), Pierre Leon Gallery, Alliance française de Toronto, Ontario

2017   Post-Industrial Ephemera: Soundings, Gestures and Poetics, Group Exhibition, Silo-City, Buffalo, New York

2016   Visual Appropriations And Rewritings, Co-Curated with Catherine Parayre, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

2016   Inland, Solo Exhibition, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario

Curated by Stuart Reid

Please also visit: http://shawnserfas.com/project/inland-2016/

2015   From Likeness to Fiction: The Portrait Inside Out, Exhibition Hall, Department of Creative and Festival Arts, The University of The West Indies St. Augustine, Trinidad W.I

2015   Dig, Solo Exhibition, Machine Shop Gallery, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Please also visit: http://shawnserfas.com/project/dig-2015/

2015   Chaussettes vertes et bonne nuit, les étoiles / Green Socks and Goodnight Stars, Co-Curated with Catherine Parayre, Group   Exhibition, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario

2015    Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates, Group Exhibition, Enterprise Square Galleries, Edmonton, Alberta

2015   ECAS 21st Anniversary Exhibition, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2015   34 Mini Print International De Cadaqués, (Catalogue), Gallery L’Etangd’Art, Bages, France, Fundació Tharrats d’Art Gràfic, Pineda de Mar, Spain, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaqués, Girona, Spain, Wingfield Barns, Church Rd, Wingfield, Diss, Norfolk, England

Chariot, This Kind of Wilderness Series, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
244 cm x 198 cm x (D) 13 cm (96 inches x 78 inches x 5 inches of relief)

 

Industrial Niagara, Group Exhibition, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2020
Sunder + Load, Possible Object Series, 2019
Acrylic on Dimensional Canvas
76 cm x 23 cm x 23 cm (30 inches x 9 inches x 9 inches)

Union no.3, Left Profile, Possible Object Series, 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
20 cm x 20 cm x (D) 25 cm (8 inches x 8 inches x 10 inches of relief)

Parade, Profile, Possible Object Series, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
71 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm (28 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches)

 

Torque, Right Profile, Possible Object Series, 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
61 cm x 61 cm x (D)15 cm (24 inches x 24 inches x 6 inches of relief)

Perot Elevator, Site of Alloyed Installation
Post-Industrial Ephemera: Soundings, Gestures and Poetics
Perot Annex, Silo-City, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Perot Elevator, Site of Alloyed Installation
Post-Industrial Ephemera: Soundings, Gestures and Poetics
Perot Annex, Silo-City, Buffalo, NY, 2017