Shawn Morin

Shawn Morin

Professor, Sculpture
Area Head, Sculpture

MFA, University of Georgia, Sculpture, 1986
BFA, University of Tampa, Sculpture, 1983

Shawn Morin’s personal website

Courses Taught 
ARTS 2910 Modeling and Moldmaking
ARTS 3920 Intro to Carving
ARTS 3930 Intro to Casting
ARTS 4940 Advanced Technical Carving
ARTS 4950 Advanced Sculptural Research
ARTS 4980 Senior Studio in Sculpture
ARTS 4010 Special Topics
ARTS 4090 Professional Practices and Presentation

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus 
The bulk of Morin's research centers around issues of relationship: physical, metaphysical, conceptual, spiritual, material and familial. Materials used within his work include bronze, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, iron, marble, granite, limestone, glass, and wood. The scope and scale of the work ranges from the historically traditional small bronze to larger, more contemporary works in granite, steel, or stainless steel.

Recent Accomplishments

Solo Shows 
Material Unions, Center for Visual Arts, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Drawings, Castings, and Carvings, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
NEW SCULPTURE in bronze, marble, and glass, Heike Picket Gallery, Versailles, KY
Some Things Old/ Some Things New, Union University Art Gallery, Jackson, TN
REFLETIONS/ PROJECTIONS: recent conversations in bronze, iron,steel, stainless steel, marble, glass, and wood. Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC

Two Person Shows 
Shawn Morin and Scott Smith, Marcia Evans gallery, Columbus, OH
Shawn Morin and John Donnelly, Marcia Evans Gallery, Columbus, OH
The Power of Shapes, Shawn Morin/ Katherine Kadish, Lanning Gallery, Columbus, OH

Juried, Group, and Invitational Shows 
The Object of One's Collection, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC
Winter Invitational, Heike Pickett gallery, Versailles, KY
Kingsport Sculpture Invitational, Kingsport, TN (curator: Hank T. Foreman)
Salmagundi XI, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC (juror: Robbie Barber, Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Baylor University)
7th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Polk Museum, Lakeland, FL
(juror: Glen Gentele, Executive Director, Laumeier Sculpture Park and the Endowed Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO)
Red, White, and Blue Springs for Art, 2md Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Blue Springs, MO
The ULM Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA
University of Indianapolis Sculpture Tour, Indianapolis, IN
2nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Foundry Arts Centre, St. Charles, MO
88th Toledo Area Artists' Exhibit, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH (Jurors: Sergio De Giusti, Sculptor, Susan J. Bandes, Director, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University)
Salmagundi X, Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount NC, (Juror: Carl Billingsley, Professor of Sculpture, East Carolina University)
Washburn University Sculpture Exhibit, Topeka, KS
Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, North Charleston, SC
Art 'Round Town Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Saugatuck, MI
Salmagundi lX, Rocky Mount Center for the Arts, Rocky Mount, NC (Juror: Nick Capasso, PhD, Curator, De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA)
The 19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC (Juror: Brooke Barrie, Director, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ)
Contemporary Works of Faith, Schumacher Gallery, Capitol University, Columbus, OH (Jurors: Sharon Kokot, Executive Director, Ohio Designer Craftsmen and Nicholas Hill, Art Department Chair, Otterbein College)
39th Mid States Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Sciences, Evansville, IN, (Juror: Rob Williams, Independent Curator, Charlotte, NC
City of Jackson/ Union University Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, Jackson, TN
First International Pyramid Hill Biennial Exhibition, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, Hamilton, NJ

Gallery Representation/ Affiliation 
2006-present -- Marcia Evans Gallery, Columbus, OH
2004-present --Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles/Lexington, KY
2003-present --The Button Gallery, Ltd., Douglas, MI
1997-present --Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC
Gallery Website

Public/ Private Collections 
ONE FLESH, collection of Rocky Mount Arts, Rocky Mount, NC, 2008
UNIDENTIFIED ICON #3, collection of the Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland,FL,2007
ANGELIC INTERLUDE, collection of Blue Springs, MO, 2007
NARROW #5, collection of the city of Dublin, Ohio, 2007
BILLOW, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, 2007
ARMOR and GABRIEL'S ANGEL, collection of the city of North Charleston, SC, 2007
REMNANT, collection of Mr. H.B. Lindler, Rockingham, NC, 2006
COMMUNICATIONS TOTEM, collection of Linda Covington, Southern Pines, NC, 2005

Faculty member at BGSU since 1990