C.V. – Exhibitions

As an artist and digital creative, Shane is as comfortable in the code as he is behind (and in front of) the camera. He utilizes and creates tools of a 21st century artist.

Perhaps the thousands of hours spent working with the digital tools were merely preparation and practice, enabling me to move comfortably and efficiently in both the physical and digital mediums: iPhone, iPad, DSLR, computer, paints, and canvas.

Shane was born in Puerto Rico in 1966. He received a B.F.A. in Studio Ceramics, Sculpture, and Drawing from the University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History. He currently lives and works on Maui’s north shore, near Haiku, Hawaii.

Recent Shows, Exhibitions, Awards, & Commissions:

2016

Art Maui 2016 – March 28 – April 23, 2016

2015

2015 Hui Noʻeau Annual Juried Exhibition – January 10 – February 19, 2015
TEDxHonolulu 2015 Artist-in-Residence

2014

Solo Show, Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center, August 15 – September 18, 2014

2014 Hui Noʻeau Annual Juried Exhibition – January 11 – February 13, 2014
Three original acrylic paintings were accepted int his show: Faded Memories, Pixels: Beta #3, and Woven Acrylic.

2013

2013 Hui Noʻeau Annual Juried Exhibition – January 5 – February 15, 2013
Read more here. Interview with juror Lauren Faulkner.

Edge : Green acquired by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, January, 2013
Read more here.

Maui Open Studios Artist – February 9 & 10, 2013; opening reception February 2, 2013.

Turtle Bay Resort Spa Acquisition, March 2013
Four photographs were acquired for their spa. Ginger #4, Towel #1, Towel #2, and Towel #12.

Andaz Maui at Wailea Art Commission
Commissioned to create 12 abstract photographs, sourced from the property, to display in the Executive Offices of Maui’s newest luxury resort. August, 2013

2012

Infinite Blue – Juried exhibition at the Hui Noeau
Read more here. Interview with juror Rich Richardson here.

Mobile Photography Awards 2012
Read more here on the MPA site.

1st International Mobile Photo Awards Exhibition – Juried Show
Read more here.
Read about the Mobile Photography Awards 2012.
Visit ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco.

A Pocket Full of Vision – The Art of the Mobile Phone Awards
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
Read about the show here.

The First Miami Annual iPhoneography Juried Exhibition 2012
Read more here on their website.

Maui Open Studios Artist
Read more here.

Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2012: 4th Annual Juried Exhibition
Read more here.

Phone Camera Photos 2012 – Juried Exhibition, Honolulu
Read more here.

2011

Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2011: 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition
Juror’s Award. Read more here.

Maui Open Studios Artist
Read more here, here, and here.

2010

Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2010: 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition
Read more here.

COLOR Magazine 2010 Special Portfolio Edition, Featured Artist
Read more here.


The Genres of Shane Robinson

Photography: ICM Abstracts
These photographs are created by experimenting with Intentional Camera Movement (ICM). Shane lets the environment speak to him through the camera, capturing the object’s essence in ways not visible to the human eye. What you see comes directly from the camera without further manipulation. These works of art tap into more subtle energies and often illustrate invisible relationships between subject and viewer. He photographs familiar Hawaiiana yet his results are abstract and contemporary – unlike traditional Hawaiian representational art. This work is collected internationally and is available in both limited and open editions.

Digital Art
These photographs are taken with the iPhone and edited on the iPhone and/or iPad, by using several apps and layering numerous images. This often takes as many as 1500 different “actions” or steps in the process, including digital painting by hand. The results are living, breathing, digital creations that represent the leading artistic medium of our time. His subjects range from composited nudes and nature, to purely textural “appstracts” and color fields.

Acrylic on Panel and Canvas
Shane also creates original paintings, working in acrylics, dye transfer, and resin. He explores color and texture as themes, and often imposes strict parameters on his work to explore the creativity that comes from limitation. As a former fine furniture builder, he also makes all of his own canvases, panels, and frames.