January 17, 2006 – I was invited to present my work in a slide talk at the Women and their Work Gallery. After joking about my status as a man with some close friends for a couple weeks, the night of my talk arrived. I sat down across the road at the Texas Chili Parlour and hammered out a small speech to correlate with 15 slides over a burger and three beers. Continue reading
Shea is a life long resident of Austin who attended the School of Visual Arts in New York. While studying design, bookmaking and printing, he began to run in an ever tightening circle with Jana Swec and Joseph Phillips. Together, they formed the SODALITAS Art Group, working in a collaborative group that churns out intricate graphic laden works depicting the urban environment and finding beauty in a steady sense of decay and worn imagery.
In addition to the collaborative work, Shea endlessly draws and takes notes in a series of sketchbooks, gathers rusty and discarded materials for his own works. Continue reading