Photo credit: Walker Esner, 2018

Photo credit: Walker Esner, 2018

Gwen Shockey received her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2017. Her work has been exhibited nationally and in New York City venues such as A.I.R. Gallery, Equity Gallery, and The Leslie Lohman Museum, which acquired three of her pieces into their permanent collection. Gwen serves as the secretary of the Board of Identity House, New York, the Education Coordinator for the Alice Austen House Museum on Staten Island and as an Adjunct Professor in the Fine Arts Department at Connecticut College where she teaches printmaking and drawing.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Addresses, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017 No Man’s Land, The Leslie-Lohman Museum Project Space, New York, NY

2017 Sites of Love and Fascination: M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2015 The Hand Inventory Project, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 The Continuation of Life, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions

2018 [Upcoming] Generation Next, West Windsor Art Center, West Windsor, NJ

2018 [Upcoming] Mapping Memory, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

2017 Other Spaces, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, The Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York, NY

2017 Some Assembly Required, Thorndike Gallery at Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

2016 Like Smoke, Equity Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Idle Idol, Pratt Gallery at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2015 All At Once, Steuben Gallery at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Who's Afraid of Feminism?, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Out on 9, Reynolds Fine Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2014 In/Visible PRIDE, Open House SoHo, New York, NY

2014 State of Being, RSI Bank, Rahway, NJ

2014 WagMag Annual Benefit Exhibition, Kunsthalle Galapagos Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Past/Forward, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Art in a Box Exhibition to Benefit at Risk Women and Children Internationally, Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY

2013 First Annual World Sexual Health Day, The Cutting Room, New York, NY

2013 Two Walls and a Floor, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

2012 Art in a Box Exhibition to Benefit at Risk Women and Children Internationally, Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY

2012 Papercuts and Pinpricks, The Walkway at reBar, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church, The Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York, NY

2011 Art in a Box Exhibition to Benefit at Risk Women and Children Internationally, Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY

2010 7th Annual International Juried Exhibition, The Shore Institute for Contemporary Art, Longbranch, NJ

2010 New Alumni Work, The Waldorf School of Princeton, Princeton, NJ

2010 Wish You Were Here 9, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Transmutations, Manwaring Gallery, JTC Gallery, and Atrium Gallery, Cummings Art Center at Connecticut College, New London, CT

Collections

Connecticut College Collection, New London, CT

Leo and Ann Higdon Collection, New London, CT

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY

Curatorial and Consulting Projects

[Upcoming] 2019 New-York Historical Society, Collaborator and Advisor, Exhibition on LGBTQ Nightlife in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, New York, NY

Academic Manuscripts

2017 Pratt Institute Masters of Fine Art Thesis, Sites of Love and Fascination

2010 Connecticut College Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Styles of the Flesh: Considerations on Body Identity and Representing the Unclothed Woman in Fine Art

Catalogues

2015 Who’s Afraid of Feminism?, Women’s Caucus for Arts and A.I.R. Gallery, curated by Catherine Morris

Web-Based Publications

2017 Filthy Dreams, Don’t Leave Me This Way: Finding The Remnants Of NYC’s Lesbian Bars  In Gwen Shockey’s “Addresses”, Emily Colucci, https://filthydreams.wordpress.com/tag/gwen-shockey/

2017 CITYLAB, Preserving the Meaning of Lesbian Bars by Karen Loew, https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/10/new-york-lesbian-bars-art-documentary/542034/

2017 Logo NEWNOWNEXT, “No Man’s Land” Exhibit Resurrects New York’s Disappearing

Lesbian Bars by Samantha Manzella, http://www.newnownext.com/lesbian-bars-art-gwen-shockey/09/2017/

2017 Dance NYC, Melding Art with Activism: An Interview with Gwen Shockey by Oceane Hooks-Camilleri, http://www.dance.nyc/jcomm/blog/2017/04/Melding-Art-and-Activism-An-interview-with-Gwen-Shockey/

2013 Huffington Post, Gay Voices, Gwen Shockey Talks LGBT Fairy Tales and Finding   Inspiration in the Lesbian Hookup Scene, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phillip-m-miner/gwen-shockey_b_4436463.html

Visiting Artist and Lectures

2017 Fashion Institute of Technology, Guest Lecturer, New York, NY

2017 Amos Eno Gallery, Lesbian Nightlife and Culture Panel Participant with The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, Stacy Lentz and Flavia Rando moderated by Ken Lustbader, New York, NY

2017 Connecticut College, Guest Lecturer, New London, CT

Residencies

2018 The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2016 OxBow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

2012 Nowhere Studios, Paonia, CO

2009 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Blue Hill, ME