Resume

Shannon Amidonbits-and-pieces
San Jose, California, USA
shannon@shannonamidon.com
www.shannonamidon.com
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Awards and Grants
2015 – Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award
2014 – People’s Choice Award, Painted Chair Project, Pacific Art League
2012  – 3rd Place, Triton Museum of Art Statewide Exhibit
2011 – Artist Laureate – SVCreates, Artist Fellowship Grant
2011 –  Healthy Art Program Grant,  Zero1 Art & Technology

Residencies
2017 – Ayatana Artistic Research Program, Swarm, Quebec, Canada
2016 – Ayatana Artistic Research Program, Nocturne, Quebec, Canada
2015 – TechShop, San Jose, CA
2011  – Herhúsid  House Artist Residency, Siglufjördur, Iceland
2010 – Julia and David White Artist Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica

Galleries
Gallery 24, Los Gatos, CA
KALEID Gallery, San Jose, CA
Petite Galleria, San Jose, CA,
Serendipity Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Ugallery.com

Professional Experience
2017 – Ayatana – Residency Expedition Leader
2016 – De Sassiet Museum – Family Day Project Facilitator
2015 – Palo Alto Art Center – Teen Arts Program Instructor
2015 – Present – Co-Founder/Creator -My Art Resources – Artist resource organization and website
2013 – SPARK – Middle School Mentoring Program
2011 – Present – Writer and Interviewer – Content Magazine, San Jose
2006 – Present – Independent art instructor providing a variety of art workshops and classes

Solo Exhibitions

2017
stARTup Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

2015
Diary of a Naturalist, TechShop, San Jose, CA
In the End We All Return to the Earth, KALEID Gallery, San Jose, CA

2014
Selcouth, The Nathaniel Hughson Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2012
Selcouth, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA

2011
Efflorescence Series, Saratoga Library, Saratoga, CA
Kanji Garden, Phantom Galleries, San Jose, CA
Phosphene Series, Good Karma, San Jose, CA
Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA

2010
Efflorescence Series, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Efflorescence Series, Earth & Sky Urban Oasis, San Francisco, CA
Cats Night Out, The Museum of Los Gatos & Black Swan Boutique, Los Gatos, CA

2007
Into Pieces, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA

2006
Subtle Meditations – Saratoga Library, Saratoga, CA
Subtle Meditations – SFSU Cesar Chavez Art Gallery, San Francisco CA

2005
Inner Sunset Art Walk – Cybelle’s  Frontroom, San Francisco, CA
Arts Alive – Cottage Green, Los Altos, CA
Hot Latin Nights, The Red Dragonfly Gallery, San Jose, CA
Lucid Series – Paddy’s, Union City, CA

2003
Lucid Series – Amber, San Francisco, CA
Therapy – Phantom Galleries, San Jose, CA

2002
Prelude to Chaos – The Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA
The Emotions of Color, Made to Match Gallery, San Jose, CA
Formication Blues – The Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA

Silicon Valley Open Studios – 2004 – Present

Group Exhibitions
2017
+2 Show, The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA

2016
Rock Paper Scissors, Art Art Gallery, San Jose, CA
Creation, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
50|50 Show, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

2015
Another Way of Keeping a Diary, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
Hark, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Botanica: All Things Plant Life, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
50 and Looking Forward, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Viewing Nature Through Art, JCO’S Place, Los Gatos, CA
Global Innovation Summit, The Glass House, San Jose, CA

2014
Hark, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Holiday Group Exhibit, The Nathaniel Hughson Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wanderlust, Petite Galleria, San Jose, CA
What I see when I see me, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
ReThinkIt, Gallery 85, San Jose, CA
Home, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
(Anti)Valentines Exhibit, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Blink, Gallery 2905, San Jose, CA
Painted Chair Project, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

2013
Wanderlust, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hark, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Curiosities, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gone Postal, The Usuals, San Jose, CA
Vanitas, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
The Language of Flowers, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Vital, The Usuals, San Jose, CA
Edwardian Ball, San Francisco, CA

2012
Nevermore, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Harke, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Healthy Art Program – Energy Smart Exhibition, San Jose City Hall, San Jose, CA
Avant Garden, The Foundry, San Jose, CA
EnDanger, On the Corner Music, Campbell, CA

2011
Woodland, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
South First Fridays Street Mrkt, San Jose, CA
Memento Mori, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Made, Pop-Up Art & Vendor Show, San Jose, CA
SubZERO Festival, San Jose, CA
The Sketchbook Project Tour, Madrone Studios, San Francisco, CA

2010
My Favorite Nightmares, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Resolutions and Dissolutions, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Gallery, San Jose, CA
Landfill Art Project, Traveling Exhibit
Anti-Valentine’s Show , Works Gallery, San Jose CA
Axis Art Gallery, San Jose, CA

2009
The Puzzle Show, Black and Brown, San Jose, CA
Halloween and Day of the Dead, Phantom Galleries, Redwood City, CA
All for One – Members Exhibition, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Gods Good Earth, L. Frank James Gallery, Roseville, CA

2008
Got Art Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
Art – Math – Science – A Different Day Gallery, Solano, CA
Intersections – San Jose State University, College of Business, San Jose, CA
Los Gatos Art Association Annual Show – Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

2007
Members Exhibition – Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
50 – Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
XOXO – Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
The Absence of Presence – Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA
Blue – San Mateo City Hall, San Mateo, CA
Flux – Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

2005
pureAbstraction, Flash Gallery, Lakewood, CO
About-From-For-Nature, Korean Nature Artists Association, South Korea
The Human Form – A Story, Impromptu – A Gallery For Fine Art , Huntington, NY
Peek – San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA
Translation – Fly Trap Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2004
Postcards from the Edge – Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
Autumn, Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos – Art of the Sun Gallery, San Jose, CA
SVOS Collection 2004 – San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2002
Ladyfest Los Angeles -The Spring Tower Bank Building, Los Angeles, CA
New Art From a Renewed Movement – Spanganga gallery, San Francisco, CA
Ag: Works 25 – Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Just Bazaar – 66 Balmy Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001
Silent Night – Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Heaven and Hell – Made to Match Gallery, San Jose, CA
Masquerade – Made to Match Gallery, San Jose, CA

Public Art and Community Contributions
2017
Hearts in San Francisco, Benefitting the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
Created a large 5ft x 6ft public art heart sculpture purchased by Wells Fargo. Currently installed at a Wells Fargo branch in SF.

2016
Hearts in San Francisco, Benefitting the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
Created a large 5ft x 6ft public art heart sculpture purchased by Genentech.  Currently installed on the Roche campus in Switzerland

2015
The Commons Presents  – Harvest
Collaborating on the set design for this city pop up music and dance event

2014
Painted Chair Project, Benefitting the Woman’s Club of Palo Alto and Pacific Art League
Created a book art chair

2013
Hearts in San Francisco, Benefitting the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
Created a large 5ft x 6ft public art heart sculpture purchased by Genentech. Currently installed at South San Francisco Convention Center.

2010
Touch my HeART – Benefitting the Museums of Los Gatos
Created Native American themed cat sculpture

2008 – 2010
Biennial Art in The Air exhibit, Santa Clara City Council, Santa Clara, CA
Created banner displayed on lamp posts

Media
Culture Trip, 10 Emerging Contemporary Artists from San Jose to Know, June 2018
Ugallery Open Studios Feature, March 2017
Artsy Shark Featured Artist Interview,  November 2016
Silicon Valley Metro, Fall Arts Preview, September 2015
Silicon Valley Metro, Artist Laureates Program Celebrates its 25th Anniversary, April 2015
Spartan Daily, Vibrant artwork showcase at Anno Domini, KALEID, April 2015
Silicon Valley Business Journal, Book of Lists, January 2015
San Jose Creatives – Online artist interview blog, Founder and Manager 2011 – 2014
Creative Insurgents, Podcast Interview, June 2014
Rose Garden Resident, Cover story, May 2014
Content Magazine, Contributing Writer 2012, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle, 96 Hours section featured artwork, December 2012
Rose Garden Resident, Cover story, May 2012
The Santa Clara Review, Best of the best in photos at the Triton, March 2012
Content Magazine, Featured Artist Article, October 2011
Silicon Valley Metro, Feature Story – Complex Nature, April 2011
Silicon Valley Metro, Best of Silicon Valley – Best Bullet Shell Earrings, March 2011
Silicon Valley Talk Art – Televised Talk Show, Insects, Plants and Puzzles, February 2011
Rose Garden Resident, Cover story, May 2006
Rose Garden Resident, May 2005
Santa Clara Review, May 2005
SVOS “In the Studio”, March 2004
San Jose Mercury News, Our Art, Ourselves, July 2002
SF Weekly, Night Crawler, Beetle Mania, May 2002