Homer Shew is an artist who lives and works in New York City. His work primarily focuses on Asian-Americans and how their the bodies and visages accommodate their dislocation. Asian-American products, merchandise and services ubiquitously feed Americans but their image in the American consciousness is unassimilable or just left absent. Living inside this reduction, Shew’s work uses painting’s play of translucence and opacity to respond to and express the latitudes and multiplicities that come with the diaspora community’s use of fronts, tells, bluffs, and earnestness to navigate the American imagination.
 

1990

Born in Chicago, IL

 

Education:

2012

BA Studio Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Leon Levy Scholar

 

Selected exhibitions:

2019

The Clemente, New York, NY, [Forthcoming] The Gardeners

2018

Amphora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, [Forthcoming] Untitled Group Show

2017

384 Broadway ChaShaMa, New York, NY, The Inscrutable Chinese [Solo]

2016

The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY, #OPENAGAIN

2015

Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, The Bridge Show

2012

Fisher Studio Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Crags of My Father [Solo]

 

Selected artist talks, panels, discussions, & presentations:

2018

Teach In & Asian Gala, Bard College, Visiting Artist Lecturer, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

384 Broadway, Directions for the Future of Chinatown, Visiting Artist Lecturer, New York, NY

 

2013

Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Institute for Encyclopedic Amalgamation, Visiting Artist Lecturer, Evanston, IL

 

Residencies:

2016-2018

Silent Barn, Resident Memeber, NY

2017

Camp Residency, Preston Ranch, WY

2015

Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL