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SHANNON (Shan) FANNIN 

Austin, TEXAS, USA

Tel. : (512) 917-4660

Email : shan@shanfannin.com

Site : www.shanfannin.com

 

 

 

 

IG: /shanfannin

FB:/artbyshanfannin

Twitter: /shanfannin

YouTube: /shanfannin

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

 

Born 1969 in California, artist Shannon “Shan” Fannin brings vehicles to life with a combination of photorealism and abstraction. Painting in a unique style using acrylics, hands, and brushes allows her to focus on the vehicle while giving a hint of the abstract surroundings. Fannin travels internationally to photograph vehicles and talk with their owners to enhance her creative process.

 

Fannin’s paintings have been shown in 2 solo exhibitions, with a 3rd coming in 2021. She has shown in national galleries throughout the United States including several Best of America and International exhibitions. She has been published in Greek, British, and American publications including PoetsArtists, American Art Collector, and Fine Art Connoisseur Blog, and Where Women Create. Fannin artworks are currently available through 33 Contemporary, The Good Art Company, Abend, and Zhou B Art Center Gallery. 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

 

Vehicles are more than appliances to get us from Point A to B - they are mobile sculptures that reflect our personality. My paintings capture some of that personality with the vehicles from our past, or those we dream of one day driving. The greatest compliment I receive is when my viewer not only appreciates the subject depicted, but happily shares memories/dreams of why the painting speaks personally with them. 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

 

“Rollin”

Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

March 2021

 

 

“Chrome to Canvas”

Link and Pin Gallery

2235 E 6th St #102, Austin, TX

September 1-October 1, 2017

 

 

Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, Self-Titled Exhibition

Fernandina Beach, Florida

March 11-13, 2016

  

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS PARTICIPATION 

 

 

2020

 

 

National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society “Best of America Exhibition”, Cutter & Cutter Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL

 

International Guild of Realism Annual Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC 

 

Abend Gallery - Annual Miniature Exhibition, Denver, Colorado 

 

National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society Spring International Spring Exhibition 

 

People’s Gallery - Statewide Exhibition, Austin City Hall, March-December 

 

High Five: Celebrating 5 Women Artists, Old Bakery & Emporium Gallery, Austin, TX , April (Canceled due to Pandemic)

 

 

2019

 

 

33 Contemporary Gallery- Silent Stories Exhibition , "Pack of Schwinns", Chicago, IL 

 

Old Bakery & Emporium Small Works Exhibition, December 

 

Abend Gallery Holiday Miniatures Exhibition, November 

 

Allied Artists of America “Best of America” Exhibition, Salmagundi Club in New York City, Aug-Sept 

 

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America" exhibition, Montegomery-Lee Fine Art Gallery in Park City, Utah 

 

Abend Gallery 5”x5” exhibition 

 

National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society Spring Online International Exhibition 

 

People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX, (statewide competition), January 2019-December 2019 

 

Adorn Me Exhibition - PoetsArtists Magazine/Zhou B Art Center Gallery February-March 

 

In Celebration of Women Artists Exhibition (International Women’s Month) - Skidmore Contemporary Gallery, March

 

 

2018

 

 

Anything But The Figure Exhibition - PoetsArtists Magazine/Zhou B Art Center Gallery September-October 

 

National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society “Best of America” at Eisele Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia, September14-October 13 

 

Distinction Gallery “Flamin Bettys-Immortalized” Charity Exhibition, August-September 

 

Zhou Art Center Gallery Showcase in partnership with Poets Artists Magazine/ Artsy , Chicago, June-August 

 

Allied Artists of America Annual Online Associates Exhibition 

 

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society 2018 Spring International online exhibition-Award of Merit for 1971 Mercedes AMG 300 

 

Viva Le Femme, L'Atelier Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, April 7-June 30, 2018 

 

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society – “Best of America” Small Works Exhibition, April 30-May 26, 2018, Richland Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, TN 

 

40th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival – Featured Artist, April 2018 

 

Art for the People Gallery, February-March 2018

 

 

2017

 

 

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society – “Best of America” Exhibition, October 16-November 11, 2017, Castle Gallery 

 

Texas Statewide Art Hop Competition/Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center Gallery, Sept–October 2017 

 

Build Hope, Not Walls Fundraising Exhibition, 150 International Artists Donating Artwork to assist American Immigrants/Refugees, October 2017 

 

FINALIST – Best Cover Finalist for Porsche Club of America Magazine, Horizons (Texas edition), Porsche 356 

 

American Women Artists – National Juried Exhibition, “Under a Vast Sky”, Oct-December 2017, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Arizona. 

 

BIG Show – Texas State University Statewide Exhibition, June-August 2017 

 

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society – Spring International On-line Exhibit 

 

International Shortlist Finalist – Artslant Georgia Fee Paris Residency – May 2017 

 

HERstory – Manhattan Arts International – AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER, Apr-Jun 2017, 

http://manhattanarts.com/herstory-2017-art-exhibition/ 

 

25th Annual Hilton Head Biennale National Juried Exhibition, Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, May 2017 

 

84th Annual Hudson Valley Art Association Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, Apr-May 2017

https://www.hudsonart.org/84th-annual 

 

Art Slant 2nd 2017 Prize Showcase Winner,

https://www.artslant.com/ny/showcases/showcase?listtype=showcase&sublist=59%5Epainting

 

 

2016

 

 

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Fall 2016 International Online Exhibition,

http://www.noaps.org/html/on-line_international.html 

 

small works, BIG TALENT, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA December 

 

Texas Statewide Art Hop Competition/Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center Gallery, 816 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626 Oct-November 2016 

 

National Association of Women Artists, “A Sight for Sore Eyes” National Online Exhibition, Oct 2016-Jan 2017

http://s3.amazonaws.com/artspan-fs/member_files/nawaonlineexh/%20Sight%20for%20Sore%20Eyes%202017%20archive%20slide

%20show%20.pdf 

 

Texas State University – The BIG Show – 1st PLACE WINNER (1963 Mercury Monterey) , Texas State University Gallery Round Rock Campus, July-August 2016 

 

2016 Spring National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE Exhibition 

 

Riverbend Inspirational Gallery Exhibition, Creative Arts Society of Austin, Feb-May 2016 

 

Bass Concert Hall, Creative Arts Society Member Exhibition, Jan-May 2016

 

Austin Bergstrom International Airport – Featured Artist, Austin, Texas, Jan-July 2016

 

 

2015

 

 

EAST Austin Studio Tour – The EAST Space Gallery, Austin, November 2015 

 

Texas Statewide Art Hop Competition/Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center Gallery, October 2016 

 

Road Trippin’ Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center Gallery, July-August 2015 

 

Super Rad Art Collective – Taco Exhibition (Keeping Austin Weird) 

 

Art Space Gallery – Round Rock, “From Insects to Elephants” Animal Exhibition (Charity event Austin Animal Shelter) 

 

WEST Austin Studio Tour – 9 Spirited Women Artists, May 2015 

 

Texas State University IMAGINE Exhibition, Texas State University Gallery Round Rock Campus, Feb-May 2015 

 

Contemporary Austin Museum 5″x7″ Exhibition, Brazos Hall Gallery, February 26, 2015 

 

Austin Fine Art Gallery “Go Figure” Exhibition, Feb-March 2015 

 

Art Space of Austin “Love” Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Feb-March 2015 

 

Riverbend Inspirational Gallery Exhibit, Jan-April 2015

 

 

2014

 

 

Amplify & Creative Arts Society Exhibition, Oct-Dec 2014 

 

EAST Austin Studio Tour, November 2014 

 

Texas Statewide Art Hop Competition/Exhibition, October 2014 

 

Romani Gallery, Open Artist’s Exhibit, August 2014

  

Old Bakery & Emporium Gallery – Best of Austin Artists @ Work, Aug-Sept 2014 

 

Romani Gallery, “It Ain’t Nothin’ Without a Woman’s Art” Exhibition (Austin Women Artists), July-Aug 2014 

 

Unite Austin Fundraiser & Art Exhibition, June 2014 

 

Texas State University BIG SHOW, Texas State University, June-Aug 2014 

 

Art Space Gallery – Round Rock, Pen/Ink/Pencil Exhibit, June 2014 

 

Art Nova Gallery Acoustic Canvas Exhibition, June 2014 

 

Pine Street Station Gallery All Aboard Exhibition, June 2014 

 

WEST Austin Studio Tour, May 2014

 

Art Space Gallery – Round Rock, Abstracts & Sculpture Exhibit, May 2014

 

38th Annual ACC Student Art Exhibition, Dougherty Arts Center Gallery, Apr-May 2014 

 

Capturing Our Dynamics, Black History Celebration Exhibit – 1st Place Winner ("Comfortably Brooding") , Kramer Gallery,

March 2014 

 

Art Majors Figurative Exhibition, Kramer Gallery, Feb-Apr 2014

 

 

2013

 

 

EAST Austin Studio Tour, Pine Street Gallery, Nov 2013 

 

Art Majors Exhibition, Kramer Gallery, Nov-Dec 2013 

 

 

ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS 

 

 

American Women Artists (Associate Member with Distinction)

 

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (Signature Member)

 

Allied Artists of America, International Guild of Realism

 

Mondial Art Academia (France) 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

Austin Community College Art Courses 2012-2013: Design 1, Watercolor 1, Life Drawing 1-3, Drawing 1, Painting 1-2 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS/MEDIA FOR SHAN FANNIN

 

 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/shanfannin

 

 

2020

 

 

PUBLICATION: Vintageuro Featured Artist - “Meet Automotive Artist, Shan Fannin”

 

INTERVIEW: Art Rendezvous featured on YouTube and Facebook Live, May 31

 

PUBLICATION: American Art Collector Online -June Realism Issue

 

PUBLICATION: American Art Collector Magazine -”Still Lifes” Issue, January

 

 

2019

 

 

PUBLICATION: Poets Artists Magazine - “Variety Issue”, TBA

 

BLOG POST: Motorcities National Heritage Partnership (affiliated with National Parks Dept) Story of the Week: Shannon Fannin

 

PODCAST: Femcanic Garage - December (Episode #32)

 

PUBLICATION: North Light Books - 2018 Acrylic Competition Winner, Acrylic Works 6, Creative Energy!, Painting included: 2016 Ford GT #68

 

PUBLICATION: Poets Artists Magazine - “Adorn Me” Issue, February 2019

 

 

2018

 

 

BLOG POST: VoyageHouston Featured Artist - Meet Shannon Fannin of Art by Shan Fannin

 

BLOG POST: What’s Hamptoning Artist Feature- ”Never Too Late to Create”

 

PUBLICATION: Anything but Painting the Figure, Poets Artists Magazine, Sept/Oct 2018

 

PUBLICATION: Guest Writer “Expanding Your Creativity Through Travel”, Artists on Art Magazine, July/August 2018

 

BLOG POST: Artospective Featured Artist , 6/14/18

 

PUBLICATION: Mustang Owners Club of Great Britain, Round Up Magazine, July/August 2018

 

PUBLICATION: Glorious Color, Poets Artists Magazine, June 2018

 

PUBLICATION: North Light Books’ 2017 Acrylic Competition Winner, AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values! Painting included:

1959 Cadillac El Dorado

 

BLOG POST: Ford Europe Artist Interview March 28, 2018

 

PUBLICATION: Bevie Magazine, "Fast Lane" Issue, May 2018

 

PUBLICATION: Creative Quarterly, Issue No. 51, runner up with 1944 T6 Texas Airplane

 

PUBLICATION: Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics Magazine, Feature Artist - United Kingdom - January 2018

 

PUBLICATION: The Artist's Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition, 1930 Indian Scout 101 , Still Life/Interior category FINALIST, March 2018 issue. 

 

 

2017 

 

 

PODCAST: "All the Things" with Editor/Creator of Bevie Magazine, Melanie Allison. Air Date on iTunes 10/27/17

 

PUBLICATION: City of Round Rock Arts & Culture Directory, Cover Artwork by Shan Fannin Rolls Royce Phantom, 2017-2018 issue

 

PUBLICATION: Times Advocate Newspaper September 8, 2017, Feature

 

PUBLICATION: Fine Art Today/Fine Art Connoisseur "Chrome to Canvas" Solo Exhibition September 14, 2017 Feature

 

PUBLICATION: American Art Collector - Collector's Focus-Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, October 2017 Issue

 

RADIO INTERVIEW: KOOP Austin, Interview August 28, 2017

 

PUBLICATION: American Iron Magazine - August, Feature

 

PUBLICATION: Where Women Create Business - Feature Story, October, 2017

 

PUBLICATION: Soferina Magazine - Feature Artist, Greece - Fall 2017

 

PUBLICATION: Born to Ride Motorcycle Media , July 2017

 

PUBLICATION: Bevie Magazine, Looking Glass Issue, Feature Artist, July, 2017

 

PUBLICATION: In2Motorsports, Featured Artist, June, 2017

http://www.in2motorsports.com/art-by-shan-fannin/

 

PUBLICATION: North Light Books’ 2017 acrylics competition AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values!

May 2018, Painting included: 1959 Cadillac El Dorado

 

PUBLICATION: Artists on Art Feature Writer - May/June issue, "So Many Paths To The Same Destination", Issue 23

https://www.artists-on-art.com/

 

TELEVISION INTERVIEW: KXAN Artist Spotlight

http://kxan.com/2017/04/24/artist-spotlight-shan-fannin/

 

PUBLICATION: Average Art Magazine, Artist Feature, (United Kingdom) - April 2017

http://averagearts.bigcartel.com/

 

PUBLICATION: Bevie Magazine - Color Rush Issue, pages 180-184 (4 paintings featured)

March 2017

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1262473

 

GUEST SPEAKER: Creative Women's Summit - 1hr interview

http://ccscreativeacademy.com/

"You are never too old to follow your dreams", February 13-16, 2017

NOTE: A portion of this video can be seen on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/HUqpyubDWfI

 

PUBLICATION: Artists on Art Feature Writer - February/March issue

“The Educational Road to Becoming a Successful Artist” - Part 1 (Part 2 out in June/July 2017)

 

PUBLICATION: Bored Panda artist feature, January 10, 2017

http://www.boredpanda.com/i-started-my-art-career-in-my-40s-you-are-never-too-old-to-follow-your-dreams/

 

PUBLICATION: Creative Quarterly Magazine - Issue 46 Spring/Summer 2017 , WINNER - Fine Art Professional

https://create-magazine.com/blog

 

PUBLICATION: CREATE! Magazine Blog - Marketing Tips for Creatives by Shan Fannin, 1/5/17

https://create-magazine.com/blog/2017/01/marketing-tips-for-creatives

 

 

2016

 

 

PODCAST: Cars Yeah - Featured Artist, Shan Fannin

http://carsyeah.com/ourportfolio/674-shan-fannin/

 

PUBLICATION: CREATE! Magazine - Inaugural Issue, November 2016

http://www.create-magazine.com

 

PUBLICATION: International Lux Digital Magazine - Special Article/Featured Artist

http://www.interluxmag.com/2016/08/special-article-about-american-artist.html , August 2016

 

PUBLICATION: Creative Quarterly #43 - Professional Artist Runner Up , Summer 2016

 

PUBLICATION: Featured Artist on Studio Vox Online Art Magazine - January 7, 2016

"Getting Your Art Career Up and Running: Where do I go from here?"

https://studiovox.com/blog/getting-your-art-career-up-and-running-where-do-i-go-from-here-by-shan-fannin

 

PUBLICATION: Rio Review winter edition (Austin Community College)

2 paintings (Kyoto Alleyway and Mercury Monterey) featured in journalism/creative writing book

 

 

2015

 

 

PUBLICATION: Featured Artist of the Day - Artsy Shark Online Magazine

http://www.artsyshark.com/2015/12/14/featured-artist-shannon-fannin/

 

PUBLICATION: Featured Artist - Shannon Fannin - Studio Vox, November 2015

https://studiovox.com/blog/love-affair-with-vintage-car-paintings-by-artist-shannon-fannin

 

PUBLICATION: National Endowment for the Arts -50th Anniversary, "My Story" Article

http://arts.gov/50th/stories/shannon-fannin

 

PUBLICATION: Arrow Online Art Magazine, Artist Feature, http://www.thearrowmag.com , October 2015

 

PUBLICATION: Austin Citygram Digital Magazine , The Art Issue, Sept/October 2015

 

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