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Desire and measurement

Gwen Shockey
New York, NY

About the Artist

Gwen Shockey was born and raised in central New Jersey to three generations of art-making. She received her B.A. from Connecticut College in 2010 where she exhibited and published her honors thesis entitled, "Styles of the Flesh: Considerations on Body Identity and Representing the Unclothed Woman in Fine Art" (consisting of a written document and body of artwork).

Gwen currently lives in Harlem, NY where she works as a medical illustrator and creates her artwork. Gwen exhibits in galleries nationally and has curated several shows in the New York City area. Her artwork examines subversiv…

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About the Artist

Gwen Shockey was born and raised in central New Jersey to three generations of art-making. She received her B.A. from Connecticut College in 2010 where she exhibited and published her honors thesis entitled, "Styles of the Flesh: Considerations on Body Identity and Representing the Unclothed Woman in Fine Art" (consisting of a written document and body of artwork).

Gwen currently lives in Harlem, NY where she works as a medical illustrator and creates her artwork. Gwen exhibits in galleries nationally and has curated several shows in the New York City area. Her artwork examines subversive sexuality and the politics and psychology of the human body through personal narrative and symbolic imagery. She draws from craft based traditions such as sewing and embroidery as well as printmaking and drawing processes. Currently, Gwen is spending her Fall completing a residency for artists, writers and musicians at "Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, CO.":http://www.elsewherestudios.org/

Artist’s Work

Study in poses
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Study in Poses

By Gwen Shockey

Desire and measurement
Gwen shockey

Desire and Measurement

By Gwen Shockey

Trinity 2
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Trinity

By Gwen Shockey

Trinity 3
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Trinity

By Gwen Shockey

Eighteen sensibilities of my hands
Gwen shockey

Eighteen Sensibilities of My Hands

By Gwen Shockey

Through skin and bone detail
Gwen shockey

Through Skin and Bone (Detail)

By Gwen Shockey

Selected Exhibitions

  • Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
    New York, NY, 2012
  • SHAG
    Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2011
  • Pelavin Gallery
    New York, NY, 2011
  • The Shore Institute for Contemporary Art
    Longbranch, NJ, 2010
  • A.I.R. Gallery
    Dumbo, Brooklyn, 2010

Education

  • Connecticut College, Bachelor of Arts
    New London, CT,2010