shaun slifer
pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa

email: shaun(at)justseeds(dot)org
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(education)
Watkins College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN:
Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, concentration in sculpture, December 2003

(awards)
Honorary Member United Mine Workers of America, Local 1440, District 17 - inducted Dec.2016 for work on WV Mine Wars Museum
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National Coal Heritage Area Authority: Achievement Award for Historical Interpretation - West Virginia Mine Wars Museum (curation/exhibition design), 2015
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Artist in Residence, AS220, Providence, RI, 2010
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Critical Encounters guest artist, Colombia College Chicago, 2009
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Acknowledgment Award, Pittsburgh Creativity Project, 2008 (Howling Mob Society)
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Artist Opportunity Grant - Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, 2008

(affiliations)
creative director/curator/exhibition designer, West Virginia Mine Wars Museum (2014-present)
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owner/member, Justseeds Artists' Cooperative (2007-present)
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member, Howling Mob Society (2007)
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coordinator/member, Street Art Workers - national collective of poster artists and designers (2004-2008)
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three-time contributor to "Celebrate People's History!" - ongoing radical history poster project
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co-founder/co-organizer of Rule of Thirds art space (2001-2004)

(selected lectures and presentations)
Art, Heritage and Quality of Life: Lessons from the Venice Biennale, 2013 National Preservation Conference (Howling Mob Society)
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guest educator, Bucknell University, 2013 (w/ Marshall Weber, Booklyn Artists Alliance)
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Open Sourcing the City: Invited and Uninvited Participation (Not An Alternative/No-Space), Brooklyn, NY 2010 (Howling Mob Society)
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Critical Encounters guest artist, Colombia College Chicago, IL 2009
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multi-city speaking tour with artist/filmmaker Bill Daniel, June 2009
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Working Class Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh PA 2009 (Howling Mob Society)
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Visible Memories Conference, Syracuse, NY 2008 (Howling Mob Society)
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Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI 2008 (Howling Mob Society)
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Guest Artist of Carnival student organization, Evergreeen State College, 2006

(collaborative and two-person exhibitions)
"Commission for Treasonous Strategies" w/ Claire & Tesar Freeman - 707 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2012
“Between Here and There (is better than either Here or There)” w/ Ally Reeves - 707 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2005
“Johnny Appleseed” w/ Ally Reeves - Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2003

(selected group exhibitions)
2016
"Checks & Balances" - curated by Murray Horne, SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA
"John Riegert" - curated by Brett Yasko, SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA
2015
"Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artist's Cooperative" - Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2014
Sidewall Project, public temporary mural series (December artist) - Pittsburgh, PA
2013
"Crowdsourced" - SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA
"Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage" Center for Book and Paper Arts at Colombia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
“Uprisings: Images of Labor” (w/ Justseeds) - Union Art Gallery (University of Wisconsin), Milwaukee, WI
"What Do You See in Their Eyes?" (animalia shorts program) - Open City Cinema/RAW Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2012
“Ten New Historical Markers (Howling Mob Society)” U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, Italy
Acid Rain Productions, July featured artist, public access broadcast television (Manhattan, Durham, Chapel Hill)
"Lake-Effect: Rurality + Ecology in the Great Lakes" - (Scene)Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
2011
"Refuge", 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts: International Centre of Graphic Arts (w/ Justseeds), Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
untitled installation at 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial - Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University (w/ Justseeds), Pittsburgh, PA
"Rethinking Pittsburgh's Industrial Legacy" - Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
2010
"video_dumbo" (Faunatica program) - Dumbo Arts Festival, New York, NY
"Dig It! (But Not Like That)" - Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
"8 Hour Projects" (w/ Mary Tremonte) - Megahan Gallery (Allegheny College), Meadville, PA
2009
"Loaded: Hunting Culture in America" - Glass Curtain Gallery (Colombia College Chicago), Chicago, IL
"Which Side Are You On?" (w/ Justseeds) - Union Art Gallery (University of Wisconsin), Milwaukee, WI
"Materialisms" - Allegheny College, Meadvillle, PA
2008
"Out of the Shell of the Old" (w/ Justseeds) - Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
"Meet the Made" - Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
2007
"Pittsburgh's Best 2007" - part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
"Mechanosphere" - w/ Rossums, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

(publications)
Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture, "So Much To Be Angry About: Appalachian Movement Press (1969-1979)", forthcoming in issue #6, Fall 2017
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Hyperallergic, "Smashing Pennies to Protest Industrial Capitalism", Rachel Elizabeth Jones, July 14, 2017
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Souciant, interview by Zach Furness, June 24, 2015
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A Guidebook of Alternative Nows (The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, 2012)
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Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas (Microcosm Publishing, 2010) - writer, editor with Bec Young/Justseeds
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Proximity Magazine, January 2009 - review (Howling Mob Society)
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Reproduce & Revolt (Soft Skull Press, 2007) - artwork throughout
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Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority (AK Press, 2007) - interview, artwork
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Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December, 2005 - review
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City Paper (Pittsburgh), December, 2005 - review
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City Paper (Pittsburgh), July, 2005 - review
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Stencil Pirates (Soft Skull Press, April, 2004) - artwork throughout
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Punk Planet, November, 2003 - interview
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Nashville Scene, October 23, 2003 - review pg. 61
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Vanderbilt Hustler, October 7, 2003 - article pg. 8
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Fifth Estate, September, 2003 - back cover artwork
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Number, April, 2003 - article (Rule of Thirds)
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Nashville Scene, August 8, 2002 - article (Rule of Thirds) pg. 30
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Tennessean, April 2, 2002 - interview, Sunday Life pg. 10
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Art Papers, Jan/Feb 2002, - review, pg. 41
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Nashville Scene, May 10, 2001 - anonymous interview pg. 33

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