Biography

Biography

(about the artist)
The Person

Shane McGeehan is an artist, photographer, and digital designer currently living in Charleston, South Carolina. He earned an MFA from The Ohio State University and a BFA from Syracuse University. Shane attended the Rhode Island School of Design as a visiting student to their photography department, and also spent a year at Philadelphia University studying graphic design.

His passion for digital imaging stretches his skills in many directions, from Photoshop manipulation, to 2D Illustrator creations, to WordPress web design, and even 3D sculpting in Virtual Reality. Experimentation is an important part of his workflow. Shane has been known to utilize a plethora of imaging devices including flatbed scanners, large format film, microscope optics, 3D rendering, and even a collection of vintage cameras… When Shane is not creating he enjoys talking about art, sitting on the beach, crafting, painting, dancing, collecting vinyl, and cooking butternut squash.

The Art

His solo shows tackle a wide range of interests and mediums, and he always strives to push the work in new directions. Shane held one solo show each year while living in Pennsylvania, and hopes to bring much of this work to South Carolina. The past few years: (2016) An audio-visual installation filled Altered States exhibition at AFA Gallery. (2017) Shane’s take on traditional camera work in Redefining Nature Photography at CameraWork. (2018) A collection of surreal Self-Portraits at Waverly Small Works Gallery.

Shane’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including Phase Shift at the Urban Arts Space (2015 Ohio), Imagine the Fantastic at the LH Horton Jr Gallery (2015 California), and a public performance at the NEPA Art Fair (2016 Pennsylvania). He was awarded the grand prize of Adobe Photoshop’s international image manipulation contest, the recipient of a University Fellowship at OSU, and chosen for the Judith Youshock Artist’s Grant.

Shane works both individually and collaboratively with a variety of media. In Visions, Laurie Otto and himself photograph, manipulate, and construct surreal poetic narratives. In Forest Of Illumination Shane utilizes 4×5 film, large-scale printing, color changing lights, and a darkened space to put perception into question. In Dust to Dust he is photographing an object, burning it, and then making a print using the subjects own ashes. Experimentation and exploration are very important to his practice as an artist.

The Dreaming State