A Wish the Heart Makes created  for San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Heroes and Hearts fundraiser. Purchased by Genentech

A Wish the Heart Makes created for San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Heroes and Hearts fundraiser. Purchased by Genentech

Shannon Amidon

Portland, OR , USA
shannon@shannonamidon.com
www.shannonamidon.com
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Awards and Grants
2017 - Awesome Foundation Grant
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 Art Exhibition
2011 - Artist Laureate - Silicon Valley Creates, 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
Golden Moon Gallery, San Mateo, CA
Petite Galleria, San Jose, CA,
Secession Art and Design, San Francisco, CA
Ugallery.com

Corporate and Public Collections
Kaiser Permanente, San Jose, CA
Imagery Estates Winery, Glen Ellen, CA
Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, CA
Genentech,  Switzerland
City of South San Francisco
Santa Clara County

Professional Experience
2018 - Curator, Arousing Biophilia, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose
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
2018
Arousing Biophilia, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA
Heat Force of Nature, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Patterns, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017
+2 Show, The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA
A Series of Fragments of Moments, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Reclamation, Secession Art and Design, San Francisco, CA
Hark, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, 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
Hark, 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, Benefiting 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, Benefiting 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 Collaborated on the set design for this city pop up music and dance event

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

2013
Hearts in San Francisco, Benefiting 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 - Benefiting 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

Press and Publications
March 2018 – Artist interview with Odd Duck Press
March 2018 - The Mercury News – Quoted about Arousing Biophilia Exhibition
February 2018 – Sacramento 365 – 2nd Saturdays Roadmap – In the Name of Love
June 2017 - Culture Trip, 10 Emerging Contemporary Artists from San Jose to Know
March 2017 - Ugallery Open Studios Feature - Shannon Amidon, Dendolatry
November 2016 - Artsy Shark Featured Artist Interview
August 2015 – Marie Cameron - Studio Visit with Shannon Amidon
September 2015 – The Mercury News -  Three San Jose artists awarded $5,000 Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards
April 2015 - Silicon Valley Metro - Artist Laureates Program Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
April 2015 - Spartan Daily -  Vibrant artwork showcase at Anno Domini, KALEID
January 2015 - Silicon Valley Business Journal - Book of Lists
June 2014 - Creative Insurgents -  Podcast Interview – Grants and Residencies for Artists
June 2014 - Gallery 85 and the Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts – 
May 2014 - Rose Garden Resident - Cover story - Silicon Valley Open Studios
December 2012 - San Francisco Chronicle - 96 Hours section,  featured artwork
May 2012 - Rose Garden Resident -  Cover story Interview – Open Studios 2012  
March 2012 - The Santa Clara Review - Best of the best in photos at the Triton Museum
October 2011 - Content Magazine - Featured Artist Article
April 2011 - Silicon Valley Metro - Feature Story – Complex Nature
February 2011 - Silicon Valley Talk Art – Televised Talk Show, Insects, Plants and Puzzles
May 2006 - Rose Garden Resident - Cover story
May 2005 - Rose Garden Resident
May 2005 - Santa Clara Review
March 2004 - SVOS Featured Artist Interview “In the Studio”
July 2002 - Mercury News - Our Art, Ourselves
May 2002 - SF Weekly - Night Crawler, Beetle Mania