Shawn Camp grew up in Coeur dʼ Alene, Idaho and completed an MFA in Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. He then set out exploring, art-making, and exhibiting throughout the United States and abroad as an artist and musician. He settled in Austin, Texas where he works in his studio and teaches at Texas State University and Austin Community College.


His paintings and multimedia works have been shown throughout Texas and in New York, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, along with many other locales, and are included in numerous public and private collections. They explore the compulsion to find meaning in disorder through a textured expanse of color, light, and sound.

"I make paintings that explore the boundary between the physical and the transcendent.  Each is an aesthetic reaction to our tendency to comprehend reality through an elaborate construction of systems and precepts that divide our experience into diametric poles of existence."



1997   MFA, Painting, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1997   BS, Psychology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
1994   BFA, Studio Art, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID       

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018    My Heaven and Hell Are the Same, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2018    Equivocation, Northern-Southern Gallery, Austin, TX
2016    Shawn Camp: Angle of Refraction, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2015    Aphotic Zone, Northern-Southern Gallery, Austin, TX
2014    Equal and Opposite, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2012    Above Every Plane, Around Every Circle, Co-Lab, Austin, TX
2011     The Sum of All Parts, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2010    Established Parameters, New Work by Shawn Camp, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2009   Linear B, 1305 Position, Austin, TX
2006   Shawn Camp, Building 98 Ballroom, Marfa, TX
2006   PostGeography: Sliver Paintings and Dots, Artillery Gallery, Austin, TX
2006   Terrain, RT Gallery, Austin, TX
2002   Wet Paint: Fresh Work by Shawn Camp, Artfarm Gallery, Austin, TX
1999    Paintings and Drawings, 1998-1999, Clockwork Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 UNESCO Media Arts South by Southwest Exhibition, Central Library Gallery, Austin, TX
2018    Untitled (house) The Diane and Browne Goodwin Collection, Illinois State Museum, Lockport, IL
2017    Good Mourning Tis of Thee, Co-Lab Projects, Austin, TX
2017    Wide Open, Shawn Camp, Karen Maness, and Rebecca Bennet, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX
2016    Going out of Business is Good For Business, Northern-Southern Gallery, Austin, TX     
2015    FIVE DECADES, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2014    ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
2014    The Hunting Art Prize, Finalist Exhibition, Houston, TX
2014    Small Works Show, Greenpoint Gallery, New York, NY
2014    Windows 14, Northern-Southern Gallery, Austin, TX
2014    375 East, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2013    Shawn Camp, Catherine Dudley, Katie Maratta, Sandra Fernandez, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2013    Red Left Blue Right, Grayduck Gallery, Austin, TX
2013    Drawing Show, Pump Project Gallery, Austin, TX
2012    Post Linear: Shawn Camp, Beili Liu, Sandra Pratt, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
2012    Red Left Blue Right, Picture Farm Gallery, New York, NY.
2012    Cantanker: The End, Big Medium, Austin, TX
2012    2012 Texas Invitational, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
2012    Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
2011     TELOS, Austin Creative Alliance, Austin, TX (3-person)
2011     Shaping Boundaries: Martin, Longo, Camp, VAM Gallery, McAllen, TX
2010    Telos, Julia Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX
2010    The Hunting Art Prize, Finalist Exhibition, Houston, TX
2010    Curious Room Summer Show, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX
2009   New American Talent 24, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
2009   Anxiety, Pump Project Gallery, Austin, TX
2009   Yippie-Ki-Yay, Orville Hanchey Gallery, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
2009   Merge: Fusebox Festival Preview Event, Austin, TX
2009   Protege, Cultural Activities Center, Temple, TX
2008   Austin Modernists Past and Present, works by Ralph White and Shawn Camp, Austin, TX
2008   The People’s Gallery 2008, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX
2008   Size Matters: The Five Foot by Seven Foot Show, Pump Project Gallery, Austin, TX
2008   Chase Underground: A Subterranean Art Exhibition, Chase Tower, Austin, TX
2008   Telos, Christophers, Marfa, TX
2007    War: Artists Respond, Julia Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX
2007    Prime, Christophers, Marfa, TX
2007    From Here to There, M2 Gallery, Houston, TX
2007    5x7 Show, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2007    Art Matters, Art Alliance Austin, Austin, TX
2007    Group Exhibition, Gallery 163, Dallas, TX
2007    Home, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, TX
2006    Layers, Shawn Camp and Caprice Pierucci Taniguchi, Davis Gallery, Austin, TX (2- person)
2006   Temporal Happiness, The Grand Opening and Closing of AVED Gallery,  AVED Gallery, Austin, TX
2006   Basic Elements: Sensible and Intelligible Matter, Steven Dubov, Hank Waddell, and Shawn Camp, Christophers, Marfa, TX (3-person)
2006   Karaoke, Pump Project at the Shady Tree Studios, Austin, TX
2006   Art + Industry, Palm Springs, CA
2005   A Tribute to Geography, Geology, and Time, 507b, Austin, TX
2005   Just a Taste, Vin Gallery, Austin, TX
2004   Burn the Box Movement, Austin, TX
2004   Invited Artist, Texas Biennial 05 Benefit, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX
2002   Hallowed Ground, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX
2001    Underneath a Queen Sized Bed, Holly Matter Modern Art, Los Angeles, CA
2000   Chroma, Marylin Philby Gallery, Evanston, IL
1999    Awkward, Multi-media exhibition and performance event, Kyozon/Co-exist Exhibition Space, Tokyo, Japan