About Painter

Berke, Shaun (b. 1983) American painter, Venetian School by lineage; apprenticeship, Odd Nerdrum, Stavern, Norway; apprenticeship, Richard Houston, Venice, Italy; apprenticeship, David Luce, Pasadena, California; instructor, Art Center College of Design; B.F.A., Art Center College of Design; A.A., Moorpark College; member, Getty Research Institute; member, Portrait Society of America; lecturer, Williamsburg Oil Colors; awards: The Art Renewal Center, Westlake Village Art Guild, Thousand Oaks Art Association, The Gerd Koch Paris Grant, The Alpine Fellowship.

Painted with loose, deliberate brushstrokes, Shaun Berke’s women are intimate depictions of the collapse of an ideological system. His paintings and prints exhibit knowledge of classical iconography, which he molds to fit the requirements of his own experience; thus, his depictions of biblical scenes are informed by his knowledge of the specific text, his assimilation of classical composition, and contemporary re-cast of Christian dogma. […]

–M. Kennedy

 

[Berke’s] painting in the Three Winged Chrysalis show is heart stopping.

–H. Lien

 

Shaun Berke is delirious.

–L. Solomon

 


 

Solo Exhibitions

2016-01 Blackboard Gallery, Ventura, CA – “Pathos and Ethos”
2014-11 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “Sacrosanct”
2013-01 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “Sisters of the Inquisition”
2007-00 Open Gallery, Moorpark, CA – “Morceau”

 

Group Exhibitions

2016-06 Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO – “Mythos”
2016-06 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Queen Mary, CA – “Art Gathering LA”
2015-11 Bleicher Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – “Neo Mythology”
2015-09 Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – “Blab 2015”
2015-08 Haven Gallery, Northport, NY – “Haven”
2015-06 Abend Gallery, Denver, CO – “Contemporary Figuration”
2015-06 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Queen Mary, CA – “Ink and Iron”
2015-05 Bleicher Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – “New Nude”
2015-02 Abend Gallery, Denver, CO – “Dispatches”
2015-02 Bleicher Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – “Grayscale Wonderland”
2015-01 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “LA Art Show”
2014-12 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “Temple of Art”
2014-08 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “Coaster Show”
2014-04 Bleicher Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – “Art of the Spectacular”
2014-03 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “Laluzapalooza”
2014-02 Bleicher Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – “The Orgone Accumulators”
2014-01 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “LA Art Show”
2013-11 Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “The New Normal”
2013-09 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “Coaster Show”
2013-09 Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “Blab 2013”
2012-00 Westlake Village Art Guild, Westlake Village, CA
2012-00 Thousand Oaks Art Association, Thousand Oaks, CA
2011-00 Art Center College of Design, Student Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2010-00 Art Center College of Design, Student Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2010-00 Society Of Illustrators, New York, NY
2009-00 Bandit Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Bibliography

Artists on Art Magazine, Vol.13, Winter 2015 – “Thaumaturgy”
Arte y Libertad XI, 06-2016 – Annual
Temple of Apelles (online) 06-2016 – Interview
Hi-Fructose Magazine (online), 06-2016
Art Renewal Center International Salon (catalog), 2014/2015
Art Renewal Center International Salon (catalog), 2013/2014
Pod Sequentialism (podcast), 05-2016
Hi-Fructose Magazine, 12-2015
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, 06-2015
AnOther Man Magazine, 20th Anniversary Issue, Spring/Summer 2015 – Interview
Bleaq (online), 02-2015
Temple of Art (book), 12-2014 – Interview
Hi-Fructose Magazine, 10-2014 – Interview
Juxtapoz Magazine, 02-2014 – Interview
Beautiful Decay Magazine, 04-2012 – Interview

 

Teaching

2012-Present – Art Center College of Design, Painting Workshop
2015-Present – Art Center for Kids, Drawing the Clothed Figure
2015-Present – US Arts for All Academy, Portfolio Design

 

Guest Lectures

2016-01 Studio Channel Islands, Ventura, CA
2013-00 Swihart Artist Potluck, Santa Monica, CA
2008-00 Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA