Juliet Shen | View the Art
About the Art
There are two important influences on my technique. Training in designing typefaces has heightened my awareness of how the edges and spaces between things define what we see. And my admiration for Chinese brush painting has shown me how you can create opulence from the humblest of tools. I try to synthesize the East and West in me when making art. Although I do a lot of plein air drawing, the more complex work is from memories of my observations. The constant transformations taking place in the natural world intrigue me. I think our spiritual and creative life is in similar flux, and that we acquire morality and wisdom from observing the natural way of things.
New York, NY 1950
2006 Master of Arts In typeface design, University of Reading, United Kingdom.
1973 Certificate of Fine Arts, The Cooper Union, NY.
1972 Bachelor of Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, NY.
2006–present. Independent typeface designer.
1999–2015. Typography Instructor, School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
1989–2012. Proprietor, Shen Design.
1984–1989. Designer, Project Manager. Hornall Anderson Design Works.
2017. Vermont Studio Center. Awarded Zeta Orionis Fellowship for 2018 painting residency.
2016–present. Founder, Co-drawing group, Seattle. (http://codrawings.crevado.com/)
2015. Willapa Bay AiR, Oysterville WA. Visual arts resident.
2012–present. Duwamish Artist Residency, Seattle.
2017 Urban Hardwoods. Rotating exhibition in Seattle showroom.
2017 Russia, Mother Russia. Public Art Gallery, Shoreline WA. Curated by Chris Crites.
2016 Into the Woods. Gallery i.e., Edison, WA.
2016 Out of Drawers. Gallery i.e., Edison, WA.
2016 Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Collection. Art purchased for collection.
2016 60 WuXing Snapshots. Foundry Annex, Corvallis, OR.
2015 Littoral. Solo exhibition presented by Cullom Gallery at Studio e, Seattle.
2015 Tacoma Art Museum. Art purchased for collection.
2015 Northwest in the West: Exploring Our Roots. Tacoma Art Museum.
2015 The Duwamish Residency: Process and Artifact, Gallery4Culture.
2014 A Wetlands Affair, Elisabeth C. Miller Library, University of Washington Botanic Gardens. Plein air drawings
2013 Duwamish River Artist Residency, North Seattle Community College.