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Artist Talk: Shannon Bool
Shannon Bool joins us from Berlin, Germany for a discussion about 'The Shape of Obus,' presented at the Kelowna Art Gallery until June 18, 2023.

Bool’s recent practice takes on many forms, including tapestries, silk paintings, collages, sculptures, and photograms. Her work gravitates around a central theme: a critique of Modernism through unconventional material processes, combined with her own interpretation of psychoanalytical concepts.

'The Shape of Obus' is organized by the Musée d’art de Joliette and curated by Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre.

Born in 1972, Shannon Bool has been living in Germany since 2001. She is professor of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Mainz, Germany. Her works are part of renowned museum collections such as Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Metropolitan Museum New York, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Collection of the Federal Estate of Germany, Lenbachhaus Munich or The National Gallery of Canada. Currently the Kunstmuseum Krefeld and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago have dedicated solo exhibitions to her work. Recent solo exhibitions have been at Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (2020), The Kunstverein Braunschweig, Centre Culturel Canadien in Paris (both 2019), Musée Joliette Canada (2018). She has participated at internationally renowned group exhibitions such as NUR NICHTS ANBRENNEN LASSEN. NEUPRÄSENTATION DER SAMMLUNG, Kunstmuseum Bonn, INTERTWINGLED – The Role of the Rug in Arts, Crafts and Design, Galleria Nazionale d‘Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome and recently at Dip in the past, Lehnbachhaus, Munich (2022), I am a Problem at Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt (2017), Mentally Yellow at Kunstmuseum Bonn (2017), La Biennale de Montréal and at In the Picture: Overpainted Photography at Sprengel Museum Hannover (2019).

Apr 20, 2023 12:00 PM in Vancouver

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Shannon Bool
Shannon Bool was born in Comox, BC, in 1972. She completed a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Victoria, before studying at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. The following year, she went to New York City to study at The Cooper Union. She continued her fine art training at the Städelschule Frankfurt. Shannon Bool has won many awards and grants, and her work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions. She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.